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Med·i·carealso med·i·care (mĕd′ĭ-kâr′)
A program under the US Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A health insurance program for people over 65 years old, under which the government pays the medical expenses of qualifying people.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||Medicare - 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
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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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