Adjective "medicare" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛdɪkɛː/

Definitions and examples

proper noun

(in the US) a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.
  1. 'Experts say that an alternative to Medicare is a private health insurance plan.'
  2. 'This regulation is considered the most staggering health care law since Medicare.'
  3. 'Take the question of Medicare, Canada's universal public health system.'
  4. 'Last year it was Medicare, Australia's public insurance scheme, which was under fire.'
  5. 'Only the Australian people can save Medicare by making it their number one priority at the next federal election.'

More definitions

1. (sometimes lowercase) a U.S. government program of hospitalization insurance and voluntary medical insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 6

5.Compare Medicaid.

2. (lowercase) any of various government-funded programs to provide medical care to a population.

More examples(as adjective)

"numbers can be medicare."

"systems can be medicare."

"sayings can be medicare."

"reports can be medicare."

"plans can be medicare."

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Origin

(Medicare)1960s: from medical + care.