medi·care /'me-di-ˌkar/ n often cap: a government program of medical care esp. for the aged

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

noun government health insurance coverage, government program for hospitalization of persons of 65 years of age, government-provided health insurance for senior citizens Generally health care, health protection, national health insurance, supplemental medical program

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A health insurance program run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that pays for health care for people who are at least 65 years old and certain other individuals.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A federal government program that assists older and some disabled people in paying their medical costs. The program is divided into three parts. Part A is called hospital insurance and covers most of the costs of a stay in the hospital, as well as some follow-up costs after time in the hospital. Part B, medical insurance, pays some of the cost of doctors and outpatient medical care. Part D pays for some of the cost for prescription medicine.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Health Care

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A government sponsored health insurance program for people:
• Age 65 or older.
• Under age 65 with certain disabilities.
• Any age with permanent kidney failure.
Medicare has two parts:
• Hospital insurance, which generally does not require monthly premium payments.
• Medical insurance, which requires monthly premium payments.
Individuals can also elect to receive prescription drug coverage under Medicare. The costs of the plan and drugs covered vary, depending on the terms of the plan that the individual participates in.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

A federally funded system of health and hospital insurance for persons aged 65 and older and for disabled persons.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A federally funded system of health and hospital insurance for persons aged 65 and older and for disabled persons.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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