single-payer

adjective
sin·​gle-pay·​er | \ ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈpā-ər How to pronounce single-payer (audio) \

Definition of single-payer

: of, relating to, or being a system in which health-care providers are paid for their services by the government rather than by private insurers

First Known Use of single-payer

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Single-payer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single-payer. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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