What does Medicaid mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Medicaid(noun)

    health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program


  1. medicaid(n.)

    A program controlled by the United States government to provide health care for the needy. It is funded by contributions from the salaries of workers, and is therefore a form of health insurance.


  1. Medicaid(ProperNoun)

    US government system for providing medical assistance to persons unable to afford medical treatments.


  1. Medicaid

    Medicaid is the United States health program for families and individuals with low income and resources. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a "government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care.". Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments and managed by the states, with each state currently having broad leeway to determine who is eligible for its implementation of the program. Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, and may include low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify someone for Medicaid. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will significantly expand both eligibility for and federal funding of Medicaid beginning on January 1, 2014. Under the law as written, all U.S. citizens and legal residents with income up to 133% of the poverty line, including adults without dependent children, would qualify for coverage. However, the United States Supreme Court ruled in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius that states do not have to agree to this expansion in order to continue to receive existing levels of Medicaid funding, and many states have chosen to continue with current funding levels and eligibility standards.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Medicaid

    Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.

How to pronounce Medicaid?

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How to say Medicaid in sign language?

  1. medicaid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Medicaid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Medicaid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Medicaid in a Sentence

  1. Jill Biden:

    Who are they asking to pay for it ? Middle class families like you, and the neighborhood I grew up in. Trading Medicare and Medicaid for tax breaks ? How is that going to help the people in this room or most of the people you live with ? How is that going to help this country ?

  2. Andy Slavitt:

    Once we come back out, if we come back to exactly our old habits, Medicaid Services's going to spread just as fast, so we have to be out and take the kind of precautions that are safe precautions. We can get back to normal life. We can live with this virus. But if you're in a place with these red areas like Arizona, North Carolina, Arkansas, you should be very, very careful.

  3. John KASICH:

    My great concern is that we are on the verge of perhaps picking someone who cannot do this job. I've watched to see people say that we should dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and leave our senior citizens out, out in the cold. I've heard them talk about deporting 10 or 11 (million) people here from this country out of this country, splitting families. I've heard about tax schemes that don't add up that put our kids in a deeper hole than they are today.

  4. Tim Hill:

    The law provides that Medicaid providers must be paid directly and cannot have part of their payments diverted to third parties outside of a few very specific exceptions, this proposed rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and any circumstances in which a state does divert part of a provider’s payment must be clearly allowed under the law.

  5. Donald Boyd:

    It may be that what legislatures do is they cut spending, maybe they cut teachers, maybe they cut police and fire, maybe they cut Medicaid, or maybe they raise taxes. But the government and therefore the taxpayers one way or another generally have to make up any shortfalls, if they fall 12 percent short in a single year, we’re looking at more than $400 billion of a shortfall, which taxpayers would have to make up.

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