Daddy worked hard all his life and saved so Mom can stay at home and afford her medications and insurance. Mom's insurance is being changed and I have had to decide what type of policy she needs. There is an exchange that is helping us but I still have to decide which works best for her. She takes 12 different medications a day and some of them are expensive (Nexium for one!).
It makes me worry that while my husband and I have good jobs, we will never have the retirement or savings that Mom has. We had a great childhood, and I never wanted for anything, but the way the economy and world is right now it is more and more difficult to just get by, never mind saving for the future.