socialized medicine

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of socialized medicine

: medical and hospital services for the members of a class or population administered by an organized group (such as a state agency) and paid for from funds obtained usually by assessments, philanthropy, or taxation

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First Known Use of socialized medicine

1912


SOCIALIZED MEDICINE Defined for English Language Learners

socialized medicine

noun

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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socialized medicine

noun

medical Definition of socialized medicine

: medical and hospital services for the members of a class or population administered by an organized group (as a state agency) and paid for from funds obtained usually by assessments, philanthropy, or taxation

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