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  Publicly funded medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Publicly funded medicine is a level of medical service that is paid wholly or in majority part by public funds (taxes or quasi-taxes).
Publicly funded medicine is often referred to as "socialized medicine" by its opponents, whereas supporters of this approach tend to use the terms "universal healthcare", "single payer healthcare", or National Health Services.
Publicly funded medicine may be administered and provided by the government, but in some systems that is not an obligation: there exist systems where medicine is publicly funded, yet most health providers are private entities.
www.casimiro.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pu/publicly_funded_medicine.html   (3160 words)

 Publicly-funded medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Publicly funded medicine is a healthcare system that is financed entirely or in majority part by government funds (taxes or quasi-taxes) instead of through private payments made to insurance companies or directly to health care providers (health care premiums, copayments or deductibles)
Systems may be funded from general government revenues (as in Italy and Canada), or through a government social security system (as in France, Japan, and Germany) with a separate budget and hypothecated taxes.
Publicly funded medicine may be administered and provided by the government, as in the United Kingdom; in some systems, though, medicine is publicly funded but most health providers are private entities, as in Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Publicly_funded_medicine   (3070 words)

 Talk:Publicly-funded medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The article is about "publicly funded medicine" which, as defined in the article, is not the same as universal health care; therefore, the comment is inaccurate and the apartheid remark is irrelevant.
Every publicly funded medical service is likely to be constantly attended by debate and controversy, though I can only speak for what I see in the UK (where issues of the care of a single patient can become national election issues), and see reported about the US.
The article as it now stands is actually not about publicly funded healthcare, but rather is a comparison of the combined private and public features of existing healthcare systems worldwide, and a discussion of relative merits of various health care approaches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Publicly_funded_medicine   (4082 words)

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Publicly funded medicine is a level of 3 medical service that 6 is administered and 1 provided by the government 4 and paid wholly or 9 in majority part by 9 public funds (taxes).
Publicly funded 4 medicine is often 1 referred to as 9 "socialized medicine" by 1 its opponents.
Both proponents 9 and critics of 5 publicly funded healthcare 2 have serious arguments 8 in their favour, and 7 their relative weights depend 3 partly on circumstances, 8 and on individual 4 values.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Publicly funded medicine is a level of 8 medical service that 2 is administered and provided 5 by the government and 8 paid wholly or 5 in majority part 2 by public funds 8 (taxes).
Publicly funded medicine 2 is often referred to 6 as "socialized medicine" 7 by its opponents.
Another group of critics 6 opposes publicly funded 0 medicine on doctrinal 5 grounds, espousing the 0 view that the government 9 has no place in 6 health care much less mandating 0 and managing it.
www.thedentalinsurance.com /publicly_funded_medicine_.htm   (1015 words)

 Introduction to Sociology/Health and Medicine - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Within a given culture, elements of folk medicine may be diffusely known by many adults or may be gathered and applied by those in a specific role of healer, shaman, midwife, witch, or dealer in herbs.
Folk medicine is sometimes associated with quackery when practiced as theatrics or otherwise practiced fraudulently, yet it may also preserve important knowledge and cultural tradition from the past.
Publicly funded medicine is health care that is paid wholly or mostly by public funds (i.e., taxes).
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Introduction_to_Sociology/Health_and_Medicine   (8813 words)

 Women in America
A fund was also accumulating, which was to be applied whenever its income would support a common free-school in every district of the State, for two months in the year.
A fund of 222,000 dollars being realised, a system of Common School education was about to be put in action; an appropriation of 20,000 dollars per annum being ordered to be distributed among the towns for that purpose.
Funds for education are raised by municipal taxation in each town or district, to such an amount as the male adults may decide.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/DETOC/Fem/education.htm   (8166 words)

 docsboard.com - Breaking Point Why Doctor's Quit
Publicly funded medicine is often referred to as "socialized medicine" by its opponents.
Publicly funded medicine may be administered and provided by the government, but that is not an obligation: there exist systems where medicine is publicly funded, yet most health providers are private entities.
Both proponents and critics of publicly funded healthcare have serious arguments in their favour, and their relative weights depend partly on circumstances, and on individual values.
www.docsboard.com /forums/showthread.php?t=212   (2282 words)

 Health science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The most common areas are: medicine, nursing, midwifery, and various forms of therapy to supplement the healing process and restore proper activity (e.g.
There are many different branches of medicine; the other health care professions also have specialties or focus on specific populations or settings of care.
The terms medicine or biomedicine, and medical doctor or M.D. refer to dominant conventional practices in the West.
www.enlightenweb.net /h/he/health_science.html   (356 words)

Health care she argues is the most important welfare state programme in the Latin America context and it is within the technical, if not political, capabilities of most Latin American governments to establish a universalistic system -- with a combination of contributory and non-contributory coverage, but with same facilities for both.
Private providers, she warns, would claim large amounts of resources for curative medicine and would resist an allocation of resources to preventive and primary care in poor areas.
Like privileged groups of beneficiaries, private doctors, hospitals and drug companies are generally in politically strong positions to defend their interests, once they are allowed to assume an important role in the health care systems of a country.
www.sunsonline.org /trade/areas/develope/11150095.htm   (1476 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Certain GPs became "fund holders" and were able to purchase case for their patients directly.
The NHS was, and largely remains, a system of medicine, intended to be "free at the point of delivery" and paid for by taxes.
Contrary to popular misconception, the founding principles of the NHS called for its funding out of general taxation, not through national insurance.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=NHS   (788 words)

 Calpundit: Healthcare in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In January 2003, a draft agreement struck by the sickness insurance funds and almost all trade unions representing general practitioners was hailed as evidence of an improving relationship between the funds and healthcare professionals (FR0302110F).
Privatised medicine and the big companies that profit so hugely off it are the free riders, seeking profit from research funded by taxpayers.
Medicine is different because it IS socialized - Dieter in Hamburg doesn't buy medicine, he petitions the government doctor to give it to him.
www.calpundit.com /archives/002989.html   (14176 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Health insurance
With publicly funded health insurance the good and the bad risks all receive coverage without regard to their health status, which eliminates the problem of adverse selection.
Because of advances in medicine and medical technology, medical treatment is more expensive, and people are living longer.
Because publicly funded medicine is a form of socialism, many of the general concerns about socialism can be applied to this discussion.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Health_insurance   (2300 words)

 Kent goes to China
The nation's first publicly-funded natural medicine clinic isn't scheduled to open its door until next month, but organizers already are working to enhance its offerings by bringing practitioners of alternative medicine from China.
Local proponents hoped the natural medicine clinic would be open this month." However, the schedule now calls for an opening by mid October," said Manthey, a management consultant and community activist who chaired a task force that worked to locate the clinic in Kent.
The clinic is funded by a $750,000 federal grant, and county and state funds for health services for persons, plus private donations.
www.merrily.com /china.htm   (388 words)

 A MESSAGE OF HOPE!! King's County Natural Medicine Clinic- Model for the World
With federal and state funding, this collaboration has resulted in what is believed to be a first in the entire nation: a publicly funded health clinic integrating conventional (allopathic) and natural rnedicine.
Initial funding for the Natural Medicine Clinic was provided by a one year $750,000 federal grant with an additional $500,000 provided by the Washington state legislature for the second year of the two year pilot program.
She is the iniator of the landmark King County Natural Medicine Clinic in Kent, Washington, the first publicly funded integrative care primary clinic in the US.
www.iahf.com /usa/20030727a.html   (3303 words)

 The Shell Game of Publicly Funded Education
Part of their schools' federal funding will be given to parents, about $1,500.00 per child, to cover the cost of tutoring their children in Math or English.
Yet many in the education establishment are screaming that there aren't enough federal funds to meet all their needs.
Rather than force institutions of higher learning to offer an affordable education, this government funding —at taxpayer expense, has allowed colleges to keep raising their costs because they know that an artificial market has the money —from you and I- to continue paying their unreasonable fees.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/nsalvato082205.htm   (635 words)

Marshfield Clinic's publicly funded Personalized Medicine Research Project will collect DNA from 80,000 people and match the genetic profiles with medical histories and other information in a statistical database.
Researchers at the clinic, a not-for-profit health care provider southwest of Wausau, Wis., with 400,000 patients, and a pioneer in genetic research, said they hope to discover the genetic components of common disorders such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes and to tailor the health care of individuals based on their genetic profiles.
It is funded by federal and state grants and clinic contributions.
www.billingsgazette.com /index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2002/09/23/build/health/genebank.inc   (995 words)

 Good Medicine: Securing Doctors' Services for Nova Scotians
When publicly funded medicine was introduced in the 1960s, everyone pooled their resources -- through taxation -- and the government negotiated a series of fees that doctors would be paid for various medical services.
It is as much about their ability to practise good medicine and enjoy a quality of life which allows for long-term and sustainable commitment to community service.
These doctors would be paid from a special fund, be compensated a minimum daily rate for their service and have their travel and living expenses covered.
www.gov.ns.ca /health/good_medicine/goodmed.htm   (6510 words)

 The Big Green > Global View > Bedridden in London
This atmosphere is one of the consequences of socialized medicine-- publicly funded healthcare provided in countries such as Canada, England and much of Western Europe.
Since socialized medical systems are publicly funded, it is important to keep costs at an absolute minimum, which often means settling for doctors who are willing to work for lower wages and hospitals that are not equipped with the most modern services.
“Socialized medicine is great if you’re not sick or if you have a self-limited illness destined to get better by itself,” said Dr. Robert Stern, a pediatric pulmonologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, one of the university hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
www.thebiggreen.net /article.php?id=77   (964 words)

 County's natural medicine clinic saved in reworked state budget   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The nation's only publicly funded; natural medicine clinic was saved in the, 11th hour of budget negotiations when state lawmakers approved $5000,000 to keep the project going.
The King County Integrated Natural Medicine Clinic in Kent, which combines natural medicine and conventional Western medicine opened in October as part of a two-year study on how the two forms of medicine can work together and cut medical costs.
Merrily Manthey, chairwoman of the Kent natural medicine project, said that despite some tense days in recent weeks, she is pleased the state agree to continue funding the project.
www.kentwa.org /budget.htm   (436 words)

 MED SERVI-SYSTEMS: In the News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Herbal medicines and acupuncture will be available in the province only from qualified practitioners who are approved by the college, Mr.
Bastyr is regarded as a pioneer in the alternative medicine community, an institution dedicated to legitimizing natural remedies.
Many physicians are fascinated by the possibilities of naturopathic medicine, he says, while others are simply being forced by their patients to take an interest in it.
www.acupuncturesupplies.com /inthenews.cfm   (1364 words)

 AEGiS-LT: A Partnership Against AIDS--Medicine: Plan to combine a publicly funded clinic with private practice is ...
A largely publicly funded clinic and a nationally acclaimed AIDS expert have joined to operate a new, expanded program to treat people with AIDS or HIV--and in the process bail out the Valley's largest AIDS care clinic, which was due to close this month because of a funding shortage.
Gottlieb said the clinic will use major advances in treatment announced this year in which patients are given a combination of three medicines, including one from a class of drugs called protease inhibitors, that help stabilize immune damages.
Foundation officials said the funding shortage at the 2-year-old clinic stems from the high cost of the new drug treatment--about $600 per month per patient.
www.aegis.com /news/lt/1996/LT960905.html   (1010 words)

 Health Insurance
Critics of private health insurance state that those who are sick should be able to get health insurance because they need it the most and that if everyone had health insurance, adverse selection would not be a problem.
With publicly funded health insurance the good and the bad risks all receive coverage without regard to their health status, which eliminates the problem of adverse selection, although it introduces a problem of moral hazard.
Countries which have publicly funded medicine don't do as much medical research and development as there is very low payoff to developing new drugs and medical techniques.
sutemigear.com /health/healthinsurance.php   (2270 words)

 Specialists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Specialists are available at the nation's first publicly-funded natural medicine clinic located in Kent, Washington and its anticipated opening is October 1996.
Bastyr University is an internationally-recognized leader in natural medicine education, research and clinical services.
She was also a member of the new King County Natural Medicine Advisory Board, appointed by the County Executive.
www.kentwa.org /special.htm   (128 words)

 Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients: "The Doctor Is In" Seattle Sets National Pace in Alternative Medicine - ...
It's home to, among others, Bastyr, a world-renowned naturopathic college, the first publicly-funded natural medicine clinic in the country, national headquarters of both naturopathic and homeopathic medicine organizations, several acupuncture and massage schools, and umpteen practitioners of national and even international renown.
In a far cry from the 605 and 70s, where natural medicine was part of a counterculture, back-to-the land sort of thing, the Americans checking into it today leave their tie-dyed T-shirts and Volkswagen microbuses at the door.
In a marked departure from the days of Geritol and Ex-Lax, senior citizens are as likely to check into natural medicine as their Gen-X grandchildren; though the biggest group of consumers are white, college-educated, upper middle class men and women (women outnumber men slightly) in the 35-49 year old age group.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_2001_Feb/ai_70777298   (1259 words)

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