Definition of Medicare in English:


Syllabification: Med·i·care
Pronunciation: /ˈmediˌke(ə)r
  • A federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities.
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    • How did Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, respond?
    • Kogan observes that the fastest growing federal programs are Medicare and Medicaid.
    • This regulation is considered the most staggering health care law since Medicare.


1960s: from medical + care.

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