single-payer

[ sing-guh l-pey-er ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈpeɪ ər /
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adjective

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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