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  1. Med·i·care
    IPA[ˈmediˌker]
    • 1. a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities.

    • 2. (in Canada and Australia) a national healthcare plan financed by taxation.

  2. Variation

    • n.: noun: Medicare

    • (in the US) a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.

      (in Canada and Australia) a national healthcare scheme financed by taxation.

    • noun

      the progressive income tax levy which partly finances Medicare, Australia's national healthcare scheme:
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