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FAQ: Opting Out of Part A

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An agent from Milwaukee, WI asks…

Q: Can someone opt-out of Medicare Part A? If so, what is the process?

A: Part A is earned after paying 40 quarters of Medicare taxes. In other words, beneficiaries are entitled to Part A. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to opt out of a program they have earned. What is the point of opting out? There are no benefits to opting out of Part A.

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