• Medicare

    Immigrants Do Not Receive Free Medicare

    Just to clarify, as I’ve recently heard some misinformation tossed about, immigrants do not receive free Medicare. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clearly states that individuals who want to enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B must contact Social Security, which determines that person’s eligibility on behalf of Medicare. According to the Social Security Administration’s requirements for entitlement, an individual must be 65 years old, a U.S. resident and either a citizen or a lawful permanent resident who has lived in the country continuously for the five years immediately preceding the month all other requirements are met. Therefore, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for either Medicare or…