Medicare

noun
Medi·​care | \ ˈme-di-ˌker How to pronounce Medicare (audio) \

Definition of Medicare

: a government program of medical care especially for the aged

First Known Use of Medicare

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Medicare

blend of medical and care

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The first known use of Medicare was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Medicare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medicare. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Medicare

noun
How to pronounce Medicare (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Medicare

US : a government program that provides medical care especially for old people

Medicare

noun
Medi·​care | \ ˈmed-i-ˌke(ə)r, -ˌka(ə)r How to pronounce Medicare (audio) \

Medical Definition of Medicare

: a government program of medical care especially for the elderly

Medicare

noun
Medi·​care | \ ˈme-di-ˌkar How to pronounce Medicare (audio) \

Legal Definition of Medicare

: a government program of medical care especially for the aged

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