socialized medicine

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to socialized medicine: Universal health care

so·cial·ized medicine

A government-regulated system for providing health care for all by means of subsidies derived from taxation.

so′cialized med′icine

any of various systems to provide a nation with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Real socialized medicine, as we'll see, might work brilliantly, as it has in some other countries.
There seems to be a longstanding drive to transform America to a socialist state, and socialized medicine may be a key part of this.
And yes, it might look a lot like "socialized medicine," but Medicare is a form of socialized medicine and few Americans spurn it when they're of age to qualify.
In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, instituted the first modern program of socialized medicine.
We do not want our taxes raised to build more hospitals, we want criminals off of our streets, and we do not want socialized medicine (I should clarify that we Canadians love our socialized medicine).
Other countries pay less for the same medications: Socialized medicine programs in Canada and the UK negotiate huge discounts and analyze costs against benefits, while some developing nations ignore simply patents.
Many have already said the VA (Veterans Administration) system is in truth pure socialized medicine and the VA scandals show the reason behind so many people having been so highly motivated for such a long-time to combat Obamacare.
Within the White House, considerable angst attended the President's decision to favor a universal health insurance mandate rather than a single-payer system of socialized medicine.
With socialized medicine doctors and hospitals are employed by the government.
This work presents 25 patient stories and case histories offering insight on three contrasting healthcare systems: the single-payer socialized medicine model of Scandinavia; the government-legislated Statutory Health Insurance system of Germany; and the variety of public and private health care providers in the US.
I myself, along with a sizeable portion of your readers, am not interested in socialized medicine, and I resent the unbalanced article.
Right--you want socialized medicine, that's what you want," Bachmann told the 33-year-old Goldberg, who with his parents lives off about $20,000 a year they make from their family-owned furniture shop.