Medicare + foreign nationals

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    Do foreign nationals have the ability to "buy in" to the Medicare system and receive benefits just like U. S. citizens? A client has asked and I can't find the answer. Somewhere along the way I have heard they can buy in, but I am unable to verify at this time.
     
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    If you are not eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A, you can buy Part A by paying a monthly premium if:

    * You are age 65 or older, and
    * You are enrolled in Part B, and
    * You are a resident of the United States, and are either a citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence who has lived in the United States continuously during the 5 years immediately before the month in which you apply.

    That is from the Medicare.gov website. It does not give the rates. Best bet is to call them (1-800-MEDICARE).
     
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    You are welcome...3 1/2 years later.
     
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    For Part A, each month (in 2010) you will pay:
    Nothing if you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for 10 years or more in the U.S.
    $254 if you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes between 7.5 and 10 years in the U.S.
    $461 if you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for fewer than 7.5 years in the U.S.
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    That's pasted from Medicareinteractive.com. Then they have to pay Part B and get a supplement.
     
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    Hey Iflashman...you mean medicareinteractive .org don't you?
    medicareinteractive .com is a parked website.
    Barricks Insurance Services
     
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    I guess. I just did a google search and it came up. Guess I read it wrong. The only reason I even said that was where I got it was I didn't want to be accused of plagiarism. :nah:
     
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    You mean aliens need a green card? My oh my!
     
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