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Definition of Medicare

Medicare: The US government's national health insurance program for people aged 65 and older who have worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment, and who are citizens or permanent residents of the US. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, and Medicare Part B covers physician and outpatient services.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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