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.
Over and above what the British themselves have put into socialized medicine, one must consider also the billions of dollars which America has pumped into the British economy as loans and outright gifts.
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.
The greatest nightmare of socialized medicine and, indeed, the sin of it, can be found in its evil underside--medical rationing.
If the government provided health care, that would be socialized medicine.
In April, Coren accused liberals of being against the church while worshipping "nationalism, public broadcasting and education and socialized medicine.
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
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.
I think we've socialized medicine here, but we've socialized it on the back of business.
Socialized medicine, third-party payment, and third-party control of medicine as we have today were not issues.
Its electronic medical records system has turned Kameda into a paperless hospital (see Cradle to Grave--Your Life on a Chip, page 21), its telemedicine services are the digital age's version of a house call (elderly people can be diagnosed from home by specialists even if those doctors aren't at Kameda) and its sun-splashed lobby, staff trained by Japan Airlines and frequently changing art displays are everything that socialized medicine is not.
The public's apparent affection for socialized medicine has less to do with the noble ideal of compassion than it does with the desire of the many to access unlimited services--as long as someone else picks up the tab," the paper says.
In countries with socialized medicine, there is a greater expectation that every policy change will affect everyone.
The American Medical Association announced that it will continue to buy newspaper ad space to present its opposition to socialized medicine, despite critics charging that the group is attempting to buy influence with the papers.
Indeed, what was once referred to as state medicine would later be called (by supporter and critic alike) socialized medicine.