Thank you. My wife was US citizen too, she died young so I am “surviving spouse” for most official purposes. And yes I’ve lived here long enough to qualify for anything...
My Medicare question was mostly academic, I would not be interested in traveling to the US for “free” healthcare since I can get much better in EU or Canada. I was mostly curious to see if the law punishes those that renounce US citizenship by denying them things that they are otherwise entitled to, or through other punitive taxation/confiscation. But it looks like you can collect your SS at 67 regardless of your status or place of residence. I’m already gonna have to forfeit my Canadian social security, because due to treaties I can collect the larger of the two but not both.
If I do renounce, I won’t be able to run my US business from overseas, so the 89 people that it employs will be affected more than I. Or I could stay here as an alien. Or if I could transfer ownership of my IRA to someone in exchange for cash I’d avoid the 50% exit tax. Lots of possibilities..