Do You Have to Pay for Medicare?

Do You Have to Pay for Medicare?

Do You Have to Pay for Medicare?

The amount a person pays per month to receive original Medicare, known as Part A, is dependent upon work history, explains MedicareInteractive.org. For 2015, Part A has no monthly premium if the recipient or her spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for 10 years or more in the United States.

The monthly premium for Part A is $224 if the recipient or her spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes between 7 1/2 and 10 years in the United States. The premium increases to $407 if recipient or her spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for fewer than 7 1/2 years, according to MedicareInteractive.org.

Medicare Part B, the health insurance portion of Medicare coverage, costs each recipient $104.90 per month if her income is below $85,000 or $170,000 as a couple, advises MedicareInteractive.org. A Part B recipient who has an income above that threshold pays a higher premium for coverage.