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A new AARP study showing retail prescription prices have increased six times faster than the general inflation rate since 2006 underscores the possibility that the Government Accountability Office may be seriously underestimating how much health care is costing retirees.

The AARP study also found that the average annual cost of therapy for one prescription drug totals more than $11,000, which equals a whopping 75 percent of the average annual social security benefit.

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