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Medicare
as in:  the US program


The cost of Medicare is expected to grow enormously because of the increased number of older Americans and the increased number of effective medical treatments developed each year.
  a federally administered system of health insurance available to people once they turn 65 years of age (or suffer some kinds of disabilities)
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Strongly Associated with:   Social Security, Medicaid
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  • The cost of Medicare is expected to grow enormously because of the increased number of older Americans and the increased number of effective medical treatments developed each year.
  • I need an invoice submitted to Medicare!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Some were covered through Medicare, others on and off by spouses, but they all went stretches with no coverage or money for treatment.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The facility was notoriously expensive, but because my dad had a government pension, Social Security, Medicare, and private insurance to boot (I could imagine him signing, on the insurance salesman’s dotted line years before without really understanding what he was paying for), I was assured that the only cost would be emotional.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • The government pays with Medicaid and Medicare, from your taxes.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But of course they’re all leaving the profession, don’t you know, because of Medicare.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Medicaid and Medicare and all the other creeping socialized medicine programs were absorbing more and more of our federal and state budgets.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • While this may have been scary news in terms of Medicare and Social Security, the average American had little to fear from the growing horde of oldsters.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Over chilled herring, she questioned Doc about the future of socialized medicine, listening attentively as he discussed health-delivery systems and doctor-patient ratios, Medicare versus Medicaid.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • So Medicare decided to pay hospitals like ours for internship and residency training programs, get it?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • Deborah took an average of fourteen pills a day, which cost her about $150 each month after her husband’s insurance, plus Medicaid and Medicare.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And Medicare delivers health care to the poor.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • So much paperwork, you know, when you have the Government getting in the way of things, and of course the Government tells them how much they can charge, and it’s so little they simply can’t make it any more—they’re all poorer than church-mice, since Medicare.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • But when Medicare came up with this scheme, it created a new problem.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I told about their shocking tactics against Medicare—the banquets for doctors’ wives, for instance, where the wives were given a speech that was an absolute tissue of lies, a speech that ended with outrageous rhetoric, more moving than any account of a lynching, and the final line: DO YOU WANT THAT KIND OF WORLD FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS? I showed them why the doctors and their wives were hit in separate meetings which took place at the same time and where each was asked for a
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Medicare [7] , Social Security [2] , Medicaid [7] , Social Security [2] , minimum wage [4] , Medicaid [7] , Social Security [2] , Medicaid [7]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Public Policy & Politics, Medicine, Business, Personal Finance
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