Adjective "medigap" definition and examples

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Any of various limited forms of U.S. private health insurance which pays for medical services additional to those covered by the government health insurance plans. Usually attributive.

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    1. (sometimes initial capital letter) private health insurance that supplements coverage for people already covered by government insurance.

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    "policies can be medigap."


    1960s; earliest use found in The Oakland Tribune. From medi- + gap, after Medicare.