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Med·i·care

also med·i·care  (mĕd′ĭ-kâr′)
n.
A program under the US Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.

Medicare

(ˈmɛdɪˌkɛə)
n
1. (Social Welfare) (in the US) a federally sponsored health insurance programme for persons of 65 or older
2. (Social Welfare) (often not capital) (in Canada) a similar programme covering all citizens
3. (Social Welfare) (in Australia) a government-controlled general health-insurance scheme
[C20: medi(cal) + care]

Med•i•care

(ˈmɛd ɪˌkɛər)

n.
1. (sometimes l.c.) a U.S. government program of medical insurance for aged or disabled persons.
2. (l.c.) any of various government-funded programs to provide medical care to a population.
(medi (cal) + care]

Medicare

A health insurance program for people over 65 years old, under which the government pays the medical expenses of qualifying people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Medicare - health care for the agedMedicare - health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
health care - social insurance for the ill and injured
Translations

Med·i·care

n. Programa de asistencia médica del gobierno de los Estados Unidos a personas desde los 65 años de edad en adelante o a adultos incapacitados para trabajar.
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He meets all criteria for skilled nursing services and has Medicare Part A insurance.
Its three parts are: (1) Medicare Part A, which pays for hospital costs, (2) Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient costs, and (3) the new Medicare Part C (Medicare Plus Choice), which expands the types of health entities that beneficiaries can use to receive their care.
The first of these is addressed through Medicare Part A, known more descriptively as Hospital Insurance (HI), whose purpose is to defray some of the cost of hospital stays.
By now, most long-term care facilities with a Medicare Part A program are well along in the transition to the full federal PPS per diem.

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