- noting or relating to a healthcare or health insurance system in which the government or a publicly owned and regulated agency pays all medical costs from a single fund.
Origin of single-payer
First recorded in 1985–90
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Examples from the Web for single-payer
To make it even more bizarre, Shumlin has plans to turn Vermont into the only state with single-payer health insurance.What the Hell Happened in Vermont?!
November 13, 2014
“We had all the momentum going on the single-payer side, and it was really slowed by the Affordable Care Act,” she said.Single Payer Is Getting a Second Life as Obamacare Frustration Peaks
December 10, 2013
But those long wait times are not necessarily a by-product of their single-payer system.
In Canada, healthcare is managed with a single-payer system.
Schweitzer is a vocal advocate of a single-payer health care system.Meet Brian Schweitzer, the ex-Montana Governor Who Wants to Replace Max Baucus in the Senate
April 23, 2013