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Old Jul 20th 2005, 11:56 pm
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In the unlikely event that I stay in the US to retirement age does anyone know what happens with Medicare? I'm not working and don't intend to, so I won't be paying SS contributions. Is Medicare dependant on SS contribs?

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Old Jul 20th 2005, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by sibsie
In the unlikely event that I stay in the US to retirement age does anyone know what happens with Medicare? I'm not working and don't intend to, so I won't be paying SS contributions. Is Medicare dependant on SS contribs?

Not so much thinking ahead, but plus points to throw at Mr Sibsie re moving back!
I wouldn't think so. Afterall there are plenty of women on medicare who didn't work in their younger years. I'm pretty sure its not dependent on contributions.
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by sibsie
In the unlikely event that I stay in the US to retirement age does anyone know what happens with Medicare? I'm not working and don't intend to, so I won't be paying SS contributions. Is Medicare dependant on SS contribs?

Not so much thinking ahead, but plus points to throw at Mr Sibsie re moving back!

If you don't qualify, you can buy it at a set price after you've served a full sentence of 5 years in the Land o' the Free as a permanent resident alien.

I believe qualification for the free part (hospitalization bit) requires (simplified) 10 years of SS contributions -- the other bit you have to pay for regardless.
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 12:22 am
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If you don't qualify, you can buy it at a set price after you've served a full sentence of 5 years in the Land o' the Free as a permanent resident alien.

I believe qualification for the free part (hospitalization bit) requires (simplified) 10 years of SS contributions -- the other bit you have to pay for regardless.
Can I have parole for good behaviour?
 
Old Jul 21st 2005, 12:24 am
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Can I have parole for good behaviour?

In freedom's paradise? The men in white coats will be taking you away for a little re-education, me thinks.
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In freedom's paradise? The men in white coats will be taking you away for a little re-education, me thinks.
Ahhh that'd be at the 'Correctional Facility' then.

Have you noticed that? Here its all "Law Enforcement" and "Correctional facility"
 
Old Jul 21st 2005, 12:28 am
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Ahhh that'd be at the 'Correctional Facility' then.

Nope -- that'd be the Big House.
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 12:29 am
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Nope -- that'd be the Big House.
Not...the big....house? :scared:
 

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