socialized medicine

noun

Definition of socialized medicine

  1. :  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

1912

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

  1. :  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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