Definition of Medicare in English:


Line breaks: Medi|care
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛdɪkɛː
  • 1(In the US) a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.
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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.
  • 1.1(In Canada and Australia) a national health-care scheme financed by taxation.
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    • The lack of prescription coverage under Medicare is a national scandal.
    • Last year it was Medicare, Australia's public insurance scheme, which was under fire.
    • The only way to hold to those principles is to have a tax-based funding scheme such as Medicare.


1960s: from medical + care.

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