Definitions

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

Etymologies

medi(cal) + care.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of medical and care. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • ORIGINAL MEDICARE AND MEDIGAP About three-quarters of Medicare's 44 million beneficiaries are enrolled in what is now known as "original" Medicare.

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  • Nursing Homes (medicare. gov/nhcompare): Provides detailed information on the past performance of every Medicare - and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

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  • PROVIDING VULNERABLE, DISPLACED WORKERS OVER 55 ACCESS TO MEDICARE by offering those who have involuntarily lost their jobs and their health care coverage a similar Medicare buy-in option.

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  • MEDICARE DATA: HealthGrades used a Medicare database to rate nearly

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  • MEDICARE SCARE TACTICS: Republican candidates routinely and cynically charge that the reform law will "cut" $500 billion from Medicare - leaving the clear implication that benefits will be reduced.

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  • MEDICARE COVERAGE According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs.

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  • Medicare Beneficiaries also can go to www. medicare.gov to review their options or contact their current Medicare provider with their questions.

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  • My husband and I, both on medicare, pay, together, over $5,000 a year for supplemental insurance and the Medicare monthly fees.

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  • If we implement a model by expanding medicare to cover all, which is the proposal in HR 676, then you must be saying that Medicare is socialized medicine??

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