socialized medicine

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so·cial·ized medicine

(sō′shə-līzd′)
n.
A government-regulated system for providing health care for all by means of subsidies derived from taxation.

so′cialized med′icine


n.
any of various systems to provide a nation with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services.
[1935–40]
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Why should physicians now approve of nationalized medicine when they have long opposed it on moral, legal, and ethical grounds?
Although the point of interest is that since I was born (1967--the year nationalized medicine started in Canada)--it's been the government's job to promote healthy eating & healthy lifestyle.
For anybody suffering from the delusion that Obama's plans for nationalized medicine will improve our country's health, his administration's spectacular bungling of the swine-flu outbreak should serve as a timely shot in the arm.