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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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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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Cultural 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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