Medicaid

noun

Med·​ic·​aid ˈme-di-ˌkād How to pronounce Medicaid (audio)
: a program of medical aid designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments

Example Sentences

patients who are eligible for Medicaid

Word History

Etymology

medical aid

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Medicaid was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Medicaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medicaid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Medicaid

noun

Med·​ic·​aid ˈmed-i-ˌkād How to pronounce Medicaid (audio)
: a program of medical aid designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and paid for by the state and federal governments

Medical Definition

Medicaid

noun

Med·​ic·​aid ˈmed-i-ˌkād How to pronounce Medicaid (audio)
: a program of medical aid designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed jointly by the state and federal governments

Legal Definition

Medicaid

noun

Med·​ic·​aid ˈme-di-ˌkād How to pronounce Medicaid (audio)
: a program of medical aid designed for those unable to afford regular medical care and financed by the state and federal governments
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