from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A program under the U.S. Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The system of government subsidies for health care for the elderly and disabled.
- proper n. Alternative spelling of medicare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
medi(cal) + care.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of medical and care. (Wiktionary)