Definition of Medicare in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmediˌker/ /ˈmɛdɪˌkɛr/

proper noun

  • 1A federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities.

    • ‘How did Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, respond?’
    • ‘Kogan observes that the fastest growing federal programs are Medicare and Medicaid.’
    • ‘This regulation is considered the most staggering health care law since Medicare.’
    • ‘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. 1.1(in Canada and Australia) a national healthcare plan financed by taxation.


1960s from medical+ care.



/ˈmediˌker/ /ˈmɛdɪˌkɛr/