the National Health Service

noun

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: the public system of medical care in Britain that is paid for by taxes

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“The National Health Service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20National%20Health%20Service. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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