Medicare

noun

Medi·​care ˈme-di-ˌker How to pronounce Medicare (audio)
: a government program of medical care especially for the aged

Examples of Medicare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even if the drug were prescribed only to Medicare patients with a clinical diagnosis of obesity, the cost would exceed $135 billion. Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 Plan for self-employment taxes, covering both employer and employee portions of Social Security and Medicare. Ebony Flake, Essence, 29 May 2024 Uber is still finalizing the eligibility of health plans and insurance providers—including Medicare Advantage and Medicaid—for the caregiver feature. John Loeppky, Verywell Health, 29 May 2024 Families are surprised to discover Medicare doesn’t cover many of these expenses. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 28 May 2024 In 2022, a second inspector general’s report revealed that 13 percent of denied prior authorization requests met Medicare coverage rules and probably would have been approved by traditional Medicare. Paula Span, New York Times, 25 May 2024 Other topics are Fall Prevention & Hydration, Caregiver Burnout & Dementia, Navigating Medicare and MediCal (Medicaid), and Grief and Loss. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 Not only that, the complaint argues that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services lacked the authority to implement the final rule. Tara Bannow, STAT, 24 May 2024 The law says that as a condition for receiving Medicare funds, hospital emergency departments must stabilize a patient whose life or health is at risk. Nina Totenberg, NPR, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

blend of medical and care

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Medicare was in 1953

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“Medicare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medicare. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Medicare

noun
Medi·​care ˈmed-i-ˌke(ə)r How to pronounce Medicare (audio)
-ˌka(ə)r
: a government program of medical care especially for the aged

Medical Definition

Medicare

noun
: a government program of medical care especially for the elderly

Legal Definition

Medicare

noun
Medi·​care ˈme-di-ˌkar How to pronounce Medicare (audio)
: a government program of medical care especially for the aged

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