What does Medicaid mean?

Definitions for Medicaid
ˈmɛd ɪˌkeɪdMed·i·caid

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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?

  1. Alex
    US English

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. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    We're not taking a benefit away, nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away.

  2. Andrew Scholnick:

    We're very concerned about state Medicaid budgets, and how they would handle the increase.

  3. Jennifer Lind:

    There may be more women on Medicaid who are manual laborers, jobs that cause more chronic pain.

  4. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts:

    That causes concern, of course, because there are thousands of pages of regulations under Medicaid or Medicare programs.

  5. Deputy Administrator Shantanu Agrawal:

    If there are bad actors who are not following the rules, we want these actors to be revoked across all Medicaid programs.

Images & Illustrations of Medicaid

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