socialized medicine


noun

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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Origin of socialized medicine

First recorded in 1935–40
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Medical definitions for socialized medicine

socialized medicine
[ sōshə-līzd′ ]

n.

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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