Who is eligible for Medicare benefits?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
You are eligible for Medicare if you are 65 or over, severely disabled, or have kidney failure requiring dialysis. 
Most people do not have to pay a premium for Part A (hospital insurance), but everyone must pay a premium for Part B (Medicare insurance). The monthly premium is deducted from your Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Civil Service Retirement check. 

For questions about your eligibility for Medicare Part A or Part B, call the Social Security Administration.

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