Definition of payer
: one that pays; especially : the person by whom a bill or note has been or should be paid He is a prompt bill payer.
Recent Examples of payer from the Web
At that time, former Vermont governor Howard Dean’s embrace of single-payer health care was unusual and only 40 percent of Democrats supported same-sex marriage.
Some states have tried to implement single-payer plans, but none has succeeded yet.
The California Senate, for instance, last month passed a single-payer health care bill that is similar to the kind of Medicare-for-all system favored by liberal 2016 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
These include a single-payer universal health care system, higher minimum wages, low university tuition, and a less aggressive foreign policy.
That worked well for water drinkers and rate payers for years.
Medicare - the largest payer of hyperbaric services - has flagged evidence of overuse in at least some parts of the country.
In Alaska, Mississippi and West Virginia, Medicaid was the primary payer for three-quarters or more of nursing home residents in 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Right now, illegal aliens and families of illegal aliens have a negative tax loss to America tax payers of $99 billion a year.
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First Known Use of payer
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Definition of payer for English Language Learners
: a person, organization, etc., that pays or is responsible for paying something
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