My friend is 72, lives in Georgia. She is going blind and has the beginning of dementia. She told me she can’t get Medicare or Medicaid because she didn’t work enough to pay enough into Social Security during her working years. She said her husband (now deceased) didn’t qualify for it either as he had some kind of annuity. I don’t think she’s getting anything like that, just what little Social Security she can get. Is it true that you have to have paid in a certain amount during your life time to even get Medicare? I told her to try and find a number for “The Council on Aging” and see if they can send her in the right direction. Does anyone else have any other suggestions I can give her?