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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Access to preventative surgeries and alternative care (such as physical and mental therapy) are just two areas where socialized healthcare in other countries generally falls woefully short.
Advocates of socialized healthcare insist that it is "too important" to leave to the whims of the market.
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.