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As a Medicare-style program, single-payer is socialized medicine in the sense that the government, acting on behalf of society, takes responsibility for the health of all, but not in a strictly Marxist sense of the term.
That’s why Republicans are once again trying to eke out a narrow win on a bill that slows but doesn’t reverse the ongoing march to socialized medicine.
The specter of socialized medicine is anathema for an America that prides itself in rugged individualism.
So, supporters of socialized medicine have cleared an important milestone.
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Definition of socialized medicine for English Language Learners
: medical and hospital services that are provided to people by a government and that are paid for by taxes
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