Medicaid


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Med·i·caid

also med·i·caid  (mĕd′ĭ-kād′)
n.
A program in the United States, jointly funded by the states and the federal government, that reimburses hospitals and physicians for providing care to qualifying people who cannot finance their own medical expenses.

Medicaid

(ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪd)
n
(Social Welfare) US a health assistance programme financed by federal, state, and local taxes to help pay hospital and medical costs for persons of low income
[C20: medic(al) + aid]

Med•i•caid

(ˈmɛd ɪˌkeɪd)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) a federal and state program of medical insurance for persons with very low incomes.
(medic (al) + aid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Medicaid - health care for the needyMedicaid - health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program
health care - social insurance for the ill and injured
Translations

Medicaid

[ˈmɛdikeɪd] n (US)couverture maladie universelle

Med·i·caid

n. Asistencia Médica, programa del gobierno de los Estados Unidos que provee asistencia médica a los pobres.
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All Metro and Centene bring a valuable perspective to the Medicaid Partnership and will enhance our efforts to ensure home-based care is available to all those who need it," added Dave Totaro, Chairman of the Medicaid Partnership.
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Federal officials recently indicated Medicaid spending nationwide has dropped this year for the first time since the program was created, USA Today reported Sunday, citing federal Bureau of Economic Analysis figures.
Long-term care providers and others, especially those that receive $5 million or more in Medicaid reimbursement annually, need to educate themselves on the DRA's Medicaid fraud provisions.
Consider that Medicaid pays for almost half the nursing-home care in America, while Medicare picks up an additional 11.
states have started paying for emergency coverage (often through people's Medicaid cards--often called Medical Assistance), hopefully until the federal system gets straightened out.
Several state legislatures, including that of Mississippi, enacted a tax specifically upon health care providers designed to increase the states' share of the federal matching Medicaid reimbursement dollars--annually adjusted "match" for poor states that often has exceeded 80%.
The Miller trusts, allowed under federal law only in states with no medically needy programs, enabled residents to remain Medicaid eligible.
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Similarly, governors and legislatures looking for excuses to raise taxes can and do manipulate budget numbers to project massive deficits on the basis of pie-in-the-sky expectations for state employee raises, new programs, and the like--even excessive projections of growth in admittedly burgeoning programs such as Medicaid.
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