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socialized medicine

any of various systems to provide the entire population with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services.
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First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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socialized medicine so·cial·ized medicine (sō'shə-līzd')
A system for providing medical and hospital care for all at a nominal cost by means of government regulation of health services and subsidies derived from taxation.

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