Subsiding health care (an hapax)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 25 04:30:59 UTC 2013

Reading more carefully, I see the quotation is not about Obamacare,
but apparently about a Bush era program.  Sorry.


At 12/24/2013 11:29 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>No doubt brought down by the web site problems.
>(In the OED the transitive form has just one quotation, from 1650.)
>At 12/24/2013 11:15 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>><<Once the prescription benefit law took effect, attention suddenly shifted
>>from a general philosophical debate over government's role in **subsiding**
>>health care to a discussion of costs and benefits of the new program, said
>>Mark McClellan, who ran the Medicare program in the Bush administration and
>>oversaw the prescription-drug rollout.>>
>>_Health law not first new program with launch woes_ By Tom Raum of
>>Associated Press, MSN News (25 Dec 2013?)
>><subsidizing health care> 1.05M ghits
>><subsiding health care> hapax legomenon
>>The American Dialect Society -
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