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1(in the US) a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.
- ‘Kogan observes that the fastest growing federal programs are Medicare and Medicaid.’
- ‘This regulation is considered the most staggering health care law since Medicare.’
- ‘How did Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, respond?’
- ‘Experts say that an alternative to Medicare is a private health insurance plan.’
- ‘First, Medicare wants to keep health care costs for its beneficiaries under control.’
- 1.1 (in Canada and Australia) a national health-care scheme financed by taxation.
- ‘The lack of prescription coverage under Medicare is a national scandal.’
- ‘Last year it was Medicare, Australia's public insurance scheme, which was under fire.’
- ‘Only the Australian people can save Medicare by making it their number one priority at the next federal election.’
- ‘Take the question of Medicare, Canada's universal public health system.’
- ‘The only way to hold to those principles is to have a tax-based funding scheme such as Medicare.’
1960s: from medical + care.
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