Definition of Medicaid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪd//
[uncountable] Helping others
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(in the US) the insurance system that provides medical care for poor people See related entries: Helping others Culture Medicaid helps to pay the cost of doctors, dentists, hospitals, drugs, medicines and other items. It began in 1965, is operated by the individual states and is paid for by national, state and county governments. compare Medicare Word Origin 1960s: from medical + aid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Medicaid