Medicare

(redirected from Medicare Part A)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Medicare Part A: Medicaid, Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Traditional Medicare consists of Medicare Part A and Part B.
Hospital insurance coverage, also known as (https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/11/21/heres-what-medicare-part-a-costs-and-covers-in-201.aspx) Medicare Part A , is free to those who had 40 quarters of qualifying employment for which they paid Medicare payroll taxes during their careers or are married to a spouse who did so.
Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and some home health care.
Perspecta announced that it has been awarded a follow-on task order to continue work on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Virtual Data Center Prime contract to host and improve efficiency of Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service Workload A claims processing.
Note that when individuals choose to delay enrollment in Medicare Part A at age 65 and enroll at a later date (during a special enrollment period), Medicare Part A coverage will become effective on a retroactive basis--up to six months earlier than the date of the request for enrollment, but not earlier than the date the individual turns age 65.
The Medicare Part A plan covers inpatient hospital bills.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says it will hold the increase in the monthly premium for Medicare Part A hospitalization coverage to less than 1 percent for low-income enrollees in 2017.
Medicare Part D expenditures per enrollee are estimated to increase by an average of 5.8 percent annually through 2025, nearly 50 percent higher than the estimated increase in GDP per capita (3.9 percent) and higher than the combined per-enrollee growth rate for Medicare Part A and B (4.0 percent).
When TRICARE beneficiaries are entitled to Medicare Part A and B, they are also eligible for TRICARE for Life.
Just as with most private insurance, Medicare Part A has out-of-pocket expenses.
* higher deductibles for Medicare Part A and higher premiums for Part B and Part D coverage for high-income individuals;
On March 21, 2011, Federal District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer dismissed a two-and-a-half year lawsuit that sought to allow people receiving Social Security benefits to opt out of Medicare Part A. Under the current rule, any retiree who opts out of Part A also forfeits all past and future Social Security retirement benefits.

Full browser ?