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[helth-kair] /ˈhɛlθˌkɛər/
noun, Also, health care
the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective, Also, health-care
of, relating to, or involved in healthcare:
healthcare workers; a healthcare center.
Origin of healthcare Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • healthcare is done much cheaper in countries where single payer is the norm.
  • Education is now in the same boat as healthcare in terms of cost behavior.
  • It could be that, compared to other professions, the people that gravitate to healthcare tend to be less empathic.
  • Innovative new medical gadgets and other bleeding-edge healthcare hardware ran rampant.
  • Be a part of an exciting team that is transforming the future of nursing, health, and healthcare.
  • And if you think corruption of healthcare providers can't happen here, you have another thing coming.
  • healthcare providers, however, have criticized it for being too rigid.
  • Bachelor's degree as well as previous healthcare experience preferred.
  • Universal healthcare is common across all of the democracies.
  • Experience in healthcare academia is highly desirable.
Word Origin and History for healthcare

also health care, 1940, U.S. government-ese, from health + care (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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