A federal health insurance program for individuals 65 and over, disabled individuals under the age of 65, and those needing kidney transplants or renal dialysis. Consumers contribute to the costs of Medicare through premiums, deductibles and co-payments.
More Common Terms
- Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
- Alzheimer's Disease A progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys mental functions such as memory and learning. Individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior.
- Osteoporosis A bone and joint condition where bones become extremely brittle. Symptoms include, stooped posture, decrease in height and broken bones.