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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WHEN BILL CLINTON WORKED with Congress to socialize medicine for veterans in 1996, I applauded.
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