Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 4 weeks ago

I don't want to have medicare, where I can cancel it?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you were being consistent you wouldn't have accepted your Social Security payouts either, you know those things that automatically enrolled you in Medicare. But you're within your rights to just not use it and to buy your own medical insurance policy. Although be advised that insurer will hit Medicare up for some contribution to any services you use. It's like 'The Matrix'...redpill ;-)

    • My insurer does not ask Medicare to make any contribution.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Medicare part A is automatic when you start collecting social security benefits and  are  65 if you are qualified meaning you have worked at least 10 years (or 40 quarters) and paid Medicare taxes during that time.  As it is free for qualified individuals, there is no sense in declining coverage.

    Individuals who aren’t eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A can choose to enroll in Part A and pay a premium. Beneficiaries who delay enrollment after they first become eligible for Medicare Part A may be subject to a late enrollment penalty once they sign up.

    Other parts of Medicare are voluntary but there can be a late enrollment penalty.  For example, if your employer gives you health insurance that ignores Medicare, you can delay enrolling in part B without penalty but you need to document this each year on your tax return.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    In general, you cannot cancel Medicare, nor can you avoid paying into it. 

    IF (& only if) you have retired & legally reside in another country, you may be able to get an exemption from paying monthly Medicare premiums out of your Social Security retirement benefits. You must prove you reside outside the US as a citizen or legal permanent resident or long-term legal resident of that foreign country. Of course, that country where you reside probably requires you to have health insurance & you could be required to prove you have other health insurance since Medicare does not pay for medical care outside the US.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    What does this have to do with immigration? And you can't cancel it.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It depends on where you live.  Laws are different in every country, and often in regions within the country.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Go in person to a Social Security Office.  

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    www.Medicare.gov. But reconsider your decision. If you need it later it will cost a LOT more.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's easy. You just don't sign up for benefits when you become eligible. It is perfectly OK to pay out of pocket for health care.

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