noun[mass noun] US
The provision of medical and hospital care for all by means of public funds.
- After 1989, socialized medicine ended and medical care moved toward privatization.
- What I found interesting here is that half the country gets socialized medicine already (adding up Medicare and Medicaid).
- This gives a hint of the strategic position the Academy of General Practice will fill years ahead while the issue of socialized medicine is debated in the forum of public opinion.
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