A bigger portion of older people's income could be going to healthcare costs next year.
This change is based on something seemingly unrelated: Low gas prices.
Each year, the federal government releases what's called a "consumer price index," that lays out the amount of inflation observed in the U.S. economy.
Social Security and other government beneficiaries will receive a cost of living increase tied to inflation. But economists this year predict there will be no cost of living adjustment, known as a COLA, because gas prices have been so low.