Definition of Medicare

1. Noun. Health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over.

Generic synonyms: Health Care



Definition of Medicare

1. Proper noun. (American English) The system of government subsidies for health care for the elderly and disabled. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Australian) The publicly funded universal health care system, operated by the government authority ''Medicare Australia''. (defdate From 1984.) ¹

3. Proper noun. (Canada) (alternative spelling of medicare) ¹

4. Noun. (Canada) The Canadian national health care system ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Medicare

1. a type of governmental health program [n -S]

Medical Definition of Medicare

1. The United States government's health insurance program for the aged and some disabled persons. Medicare is currently available to people 65 and older and people with certain disabilities. See: medicare a and medicare b. (12 Dec 1998)

Medicare Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Medicare

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Literary usage of Medicare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Health Security: The President's Report to the American People by Domestic Policy Council (U. S.) (1993)
"In addition, there will be an expansion of Medicare benefits to include the ... The savings from reduced growth in Medicare spending will be rechanneled ..."

2. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 mandated that state and local employees who began work after March 31,1986, pay Medicare payroll ..."

3. The Economic and Budget Outlook: Fiscal Years, 1999-2008 edited by Sherry Snyder (1998)
"Because most Medicare beneficiaries pay a premium, Medicare's draw on the ... Including the offsetting premiums, CBO projects that Medicare spending will ..."

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