Adjective "medicaid" definition and examples

(Medicaid may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛdɪkeɪd/

Definitions and examples

proper noun

(in the US) a federal system of health insurance for people requiring financial assistance.
  1. 'Medicare and Medicaid, on the other hand, are better at paying for mental health.'
  2. 'Addressing the challenges facing Medicare and Medicaid will be far more difficult.'

More definitions

1. a U.S. government program, financed by federal, state, and local funds, of hospitalization and medical insurance for persons of all ages within certain income limits.

More examples(as adjective)

"patients can be medicaid."

"costs can be medicaid."

Origin

(Medicaid)1960s: from medical + aid.