socialized medicine

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socialized medicine

A system of national healthcare that is funded by taxes and provided to people by the government. Ever since I got sick, my medical expenses have been so outrageous that I'm thinking of moving to a country that has socialized medicine.
See also: medicine
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It must be kept in mind, of course, that spending would have increased faster than it actually did during the Clinton years if Clinton could have gotten the Congress to support all of the spending he wanted, such as his "Hillarycare" socialized-medicine proposal.