health care

Definitions of health care
  1. noun
    the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
    synonyms: healthcare
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    type of:
    aid, attention, care, tending
    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  2. noun
    social insurance for the ill and injured
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    types:
    Medicare
    health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
    Medicaid
    health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program
    primary health care
    health care that is provided by a health care professional in the first contact of a patient with the health care system
    type of:
    social insurance
    government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
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