Origin of Medicare
Examples from the Web for medicare
Social Security and/or Medicare “reform” along Paul Ryan-esque lines.The GOP Could Make Obama Kill Obamacare
November 10, 2014
Medicare, the program for the elderly and disabled, lifted its ban on covering sex reassignment surgery earlier this year.Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment
Kaiser Health News
August 25, 2014
That law encourages doctors to opt out of Medicare—shrinking access to care.How Obamacare Will Screw Black Doctors
May 26, 2014
“Pfizer actively supported the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit which became law in 2003,” the company notes.
Under the new Medicare law, Medicare beneficiaries have all or part of their prescription-drug costs covered by the government.
Medicare's finances are strained and its coverage is outdated.
Medicare's finances are strained, and its coverage is outdated.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush
George W. Bush
We will reform Social Security and Medicare, sparing our children from struggles we have the power to prevent.
Medicare that we were unable to pass for so many years is now a part of American life.
I propose catastrophic health insurance for everybody covered by Medicare.
- (in the US) a federally sponsored health insurance programme for persons of 65 or older
- (often not capital) (in Canada) a similar programme covering all citizens
- (in Australia) a government-controlled general health-insurance scheme
Word Origin and History for medicare
- A program under the US Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.
A federal program providing medical care for the elderly. Established by a health insurance bill in 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Medicare program made a significant step for social welfare legislation and helped establish the growing population of the elderly as a pressure group. (See entitlements.)
A federal health insurance program, administered by the Social Security Administration, that provides health care for the aged.