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During your working life, you pay Medicare tax out of your paycheck. That tax pays for your Medicare Part A (hospitalization). When you turn 65 and enroll in Medicare, you can choose to enroll in Part B (medical/doctor's office). The premium for Part B for 2009 is $96.40 per month (if you make less than $85,000.00 per year) which is automatically deducted from your Social Security check.

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