I met a woman yesterday who asked if her son-in-law, who is turning 65 this year, would be eligible for Medicare. Since he has only been in the U.S. for 4 consecutive years, he is not eligible this year. After he has been here for 5 consecutive years and has a green card, he can apply thru Social Security for Medicare. He will have to pay the premium for Part A/hospital benefits (which this year is $451/mo.) and for Part B/outpatient benefits (premium based on income). Her son-in-law would then have access to selecting either a Medicare supplement and stand alone drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan.