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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While his definition is predicated on socialized healthcare and post-secondary education, economic redistribution and other mild forms of market intervention, he largely wishes to forge a more equitable capitalism.
In countries like the United Kingdom which have socialized healthcare programs, it is mandatory for people to have at least one screening, so they are being treated earlier.
Advocates of socialized healthcare insist that it is "too important" to leave to the whims of the market.
Such an example is the decision of the American state Oregon to set up the criteria for allocation of financial resources in the field of healthcare according to MEDICAID socialized healthcare assistance.
17) This includes an understanding of a hybrid socialized healthcare system (public in the day and private in the afternoon), no taxation system to pay for access to care, and funding through oil revenues, just to name a few.
It's been said that the only consistent thing about Britain's socialized healthcare system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as new governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.