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.
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Both of these examples of socialized medicine are far from perfect, but they have demonstrable virtues.
Independent of the austerity of decree in socialized medicine and the austerity of unaffordability in our half-socialized system is a model of cost efficiency based on the richer presence of things that are correlated with healing and yet have foolishly been made scarce.
Moore, Krugman, and other advocates of more government control over the American health care system maintain that socialized medicine abroad results in higher quality health care and more access to new technologies.
The greatest nightmare of socialized medicine and, indeed, the sin of it, can be found in its evil underside--medical rationing.
His experience belies the stories told about waiting lists and denials of care in "socialized medicine."
The President insists that the expanded program, by raising income eligibility levels, would draw children away from private insurance plans and act as a first step toward "socialized medicine." The Democratic leadership in Congress has indicated that if they cannot get the votes they need in the House to override the President's veto (the Senate passed the bill by a veto-proof majority) they will introduce the bill again and again between now and the 2008 elections, send it back to the President for his signature, and continue to do so until he signs it.
Will this clinical experience be accepted as outcome-based evidence or is this another step toward socialized medicine?
Republicans call it "socialized medicine." But then, they call anything"socialized medicine." John Kerry's minimalist health program from 2004 was denounced in Bush campaign advertisements as putting "Washington bureaucrats ...
All of these foreign lands have found a way to implement socialized medicine: free health care, no copayments or insurance premiums.
It assumes that universal, socialized medicine, daycare and state-run schools are all obviously good.
Employer-provided health care was born in the 1930s after Franklin Roosevelt decided not to try for universal socialized medicine. In a move that seemed ingenious then because health care was comparatively cheap, the federal government passed laws offering economic incentives to businesses that provided health care to employees.
Also, the use of the headline "Socialized Medicine No Solution" in the May CallBack section (p.
In April, Coren accused liberals of being against the church while worshipping "nationalism, public broadcasting and education and socialized medicine." Seems strange, then, to see him praise the "Father of Medicare," Rev.
My suggestion is to learn all you can about taking care of your own health, live a lifestyle of healthy self-discipline, do all you can to support free-market health care paid for by the patients, do not support socialized medicine, health insurance and HMOs!--Joe Alexander, Arkansas
Decades before the Greatest Canadian was talking national health care, Violet McNaughton, Nellie McClung and other women were talking about socialized medicine and a compassionate society.