Yes, you can buy Medicare Part B (medical insurance) without having to buy Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) as long as you are:
- age 65 or older; and
- a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least five years.
For information on what each part of Original Medicare costs and when you can enroll, click on the links in the GO TO box.
If you would pay the Part A premium and decide to buy Part A, you have to take Part B; you cannot buy Part A alone.
If you get Part A premium free you can choose whether or not to enroll in Part B.
To find out if you are eligible for premium-free Part A, click on the links in the GO TO box.