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TMFBigFrog nailed it.

My medicare link may be a bit clearer.
https://www.cms.gov/medicare/eligibility-and-enrollment/orig...
To be eligible for premium-free Part A, an individual must be entitled to receive Medicare based on their own earnings or those of a spouse, parent, or child.

Individuals who are eligible for premium-free Part A are also eligible for enroll in Part B once they are entitled to Part A. Enrollment in Part B can only happen at certain times.

Individuals who must pay a premium for Part A must meet the following requirements to enroll in Part B:

Be age 65 or older;
Be a U.S. resident; AND
Be either a U.S. citizen, OR
Be an alien who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and has been residing in the United States for 5 continuous years prior to the month of filing an application for Medicare.
NOTE: Part B is a voluntary program which requires the payment of a monthly premium for all months of coverage.
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