med·ic·aid /'me-di-ˌkād/ n often cap: a program of medical aid designed for those unable to afford regular medical care and financed by the state and federal governments

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

noun government-provided health insurance for the uninsured, health care for the underprivileged, health coverage for low income persons Generally health insurance, medical assistance, medical coverage, national health insurance, supplemental medical program

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A health insurance program run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that pays for health care for low-income individuals, the disabled, and several other categories that people may fall under.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A program established by the federal government and administered by the states to help pay medical costs for financially needy people. Need is defined by the program of the state in which the applicant resides. Medicaid operates in addition to Medicare to help pay for some of the medical costs that Medicare does not cover.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A joint federal-state program that provides health care insurance to low-income persons.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A joint federal-state program that provides health care insurance to low-income persons.

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