Medicaid

[ med-i-keyd ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪˌkeɪd /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)

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.

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Origin of Medicaid

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British Dictionary definitions for medicaid

Medicaid

/ (ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪd) /

noun

US a health assistance programme financed by federal, state, and local taxes to help pay hospital and medical costs for persons of low income

Word Origin for Medicaid

C20: medic (al) + aid
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Word Origin and History for medicaid

Medicaid


1966, U.S. medical assistance program set up by Title XIX of the Social Security Act of 1965. See medical + aid (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for medicaid

Medicaid


n.

A program in the United States, jointly funded by the states and the federal government, that reimburses hospitals and physicians for providing care to qualifying people who cannot finance their own medical expenses.
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Culture definitions for medicaid

Medicaid


A state and federally funded program that reimburses healthcare providers for care given to qualifying people who cannot pay for their medical expenses.

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