Definition of “Medicare” - English Dictionary

“Medicare” in American English

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Medicarenoun [ U ]

us /ˈmed·ɪˌkeər/

a government service in the US for people who are 65 years old and older that pays for medical treatment

(Definition of “Medicare” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“Medicare” in Business English

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Medicarenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmedɪkeər/ us INSURANCE

in the US, a government program that pays for medical treatment for people aged 65 or over:

Medicare patients/recipients/beneficiaries

in Australia, the national system that provides medical treatment, which is paid for by taxes

(Definition of “Medicare” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)