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  • Medicaid is a state-run program and the specifics of eligibility vary from state to state.

    You can learn more about Medicaid and find your state's eligibility requirements, here:
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaideligibility/

    You may also want to carefully consider early retirement. It can be very risky.

    Learn about retirement risks here:
    https://www.newretirement.com/Services/Retirement_Risks.aspx

    .... In particular, you may want to consider the effects the financial crisis may have on retirement:
    https://www.newretirement.com/Services/FinancialCrisis2008.aspx

    Learn about the benefits of delaying the start of Social Security, here:
    https://www.newretirement.com/Services/Social-Security-Benefits.aspx

    Learn about the benefits of working, here:
    https://www.newretirement.com/Services/Working_In_Retirement.aspx

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