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Is everyone who reaches age 65 covered under Medicare medical

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Is everyone who reaches age 65 covered under Medicare medical coverage?
Can someone turn down Medicare medical coverage? If so, how?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 5 years ago.
Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years or older and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If you aren't’t yet 65, you might also qualify for coverage if you have a disability or with End-Stage Renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).
Most health insurance will not provide primary coverage if you are over 65 and qualify for medicare. Therefore, ii is not really possible to opt out of medicare.
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