Rising healthcare costs are the single largest financial concern for people aged 55 to 65, regardless of their political beliefs, according to “2012 Retirement & Politics Survey,” from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

The survey found that 67 percent of all ‘transition boomers,’ those in the 55 to 65 age bracket, said healthcare expenses are their top concern, with Republicans at 64 percent, Democrats at 69 percent, and Independents at 66 percent. Next was Social Security, which ranked second at 53 percent overall; followed by tax payment changes (31 percent); rising national debt (26 percent); unemployment (19 percent) and education (4 percent).

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