All American citizens and permanent residents over age 65 qualify for Part A Medicare if they meet one of the following requirements:
Medicare beneficiaries have the option to receive their Medicare benefits through private health insurance plans, instead of through the original Medicare plan (parts A and B). These programs are known as Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. MA plans also offer prescription drug coverage. If you already have Medicare, you can enroll in a MA plan between 10/15-12/7.