Look up a word, learn it forever.
government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
show 11 types...
hide 11 types...
social insurance program in Britain; based on contributions from employers and employees; provides payments to unemployed and sick and retired people as well as medical services
benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance
payment by a United States agency to unemployed people
social insurance for the disabled
social insurance for the ill and injured
insurance paid to the elderly
insurance paid to surviving spouses
health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
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
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
Sign up now (it’s free!)
Whether you’re a teacher or a learner, Vocabulary.com can put you or your class on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.
Play the Challenge
Commonly Confused Words
Join a Vocabulary Jam
Classroom & Site License
Help Articles / FAQ
News & Events
Tell us what you think
Team / Jobs
Schools & Teachers
My SAT Roadmap
Assignments & Activities
Find a List to Learn...
Create a New List...
Words I'm Learning
My Trouble Words
Words I've Mastered
Copyright © 2021 Vocabulary.com, Inc., a division of IXL Learning • All Rights Reserved.