Definitions for socialized medicine

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word socialized medicine

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. socialized medicine(Noun)

    An umbrella term for any system of government-run health care.

  2. socialized medicine(Noun)

    A politically charged term used to contrast such systems with free market alternatives and emphasize the perceived link to socialism.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Socialized medicine

    Socialized medicine is a term used in the United States to describe and discuss systems of universal health care - that is, medical and hospital care for all at a nominal cost by means of government regulation of health care and subsidies derived from taxation. Because of historically negative associations with socialism in American culture, the term is usually used pejoratively in American political discourse. The term was first widely used in the United States by advocates of the American Medical Association in opposition to President Harry S. Truman's 1947 health-care initiative.

Translation

Find a translation for the socialized medicine definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these socialized medicine definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"socialized medicine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/socialized medicine>.

Are we missing a good definition for socialized medicine? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for socialized medicine:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.