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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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I'm so irritated,'' said Golden, 71, of Glendale, one of an estimated 100 seniors at a Medicare Forum on Thursday at United Methodist Church in Glendale.
See the greatly simplified "help is here" pages on the official Medicare site [1] (in the "Resources for Help on Medicare Part D" section below).
Speaking before an enthusiastic packed session at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in November, Feder warned that the Republican proposals threaten the basic concepts that make Social Security and Medicare universally accepted.
We pay into Medicare and Social Security so it will be them when you need it.
The Medicare Modernization Act was passed by lawmakers in late November 2003 and signed by President Bush in early December.
Medicare costs approximately $269 billion a year but does not contain an outpatient prescription drug benefit.
Congress will soon begin debating the addition of a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program to bring the program into the modem medical era.
Because nearly one-third of the nation's 40 million Medicare beneficiaries lack outpatient prescription-drug coverage, many seniors are struggling to pay for necessary drugs.
Of course not," writes Kip Sullivan, research director for Minnesota COACT (Citizens Organized Acting Together), in his excellent analysis of the phony Medicare crisis for The Washington Monthly.
When the debate over the fate of Medicare heats up later this spring, you'll hear a familiar battle cry: The retirement of the Baby Boomers is sending Medicare into "bankruptcy" and it can only be "saved" by privatization.
Medicare reimburses 80 percent of the purchase price so long as the item is "medically necessary" and the price falls within their guidelines (your supplier or Medicare will be able to give you the exact amount).
SSC will reach out to all of Northeast Community Care's Medicare Advantage current and new members to provide education about the Medicare Savings Programs that they qualify for that can reduce or eliminate the financial burden of monthly premiums.