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- (US) The system of government subsidies for health care for the elderly and disabled.
- My mom started getting Medicare last week.
- (Australia) The publicly funded universal health care system, operated by the government authority Medicare Australia. [From 1984.]
- 2008, Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, Potter and Perry′s Fundamentals of Nursing, page 25,
- All Australians are covered by Medicare, which is a universal insurance system controlled by the Australian Government through Commonwealth–State Health Care Agreements.
- 2010, Elizabeth MacKinlay, Ageing and Spirituality Across Faiths and Cultures, page 229:
- Aside from Medicare, Australia′s universal health care system, most other support is income- or means-tested, depending on the level of income and assets of the care recipient, with some residents required to pay a daily fee to contribute to their care.
- (Canada) Alternative spelling of