Q&A: Why are most major media outlets spelling health care as “healthcare”? Is the latter a proper spelling ?

Q&A: Why are most major media outlets spelling health care as “healthcare”? Is the latter a proper spelling ?

Question by J V: Why are most major media outlets spelling health care as “healthcare”? Is the latter a proper spelling ?
With health care being a topic of the moment, why are most media outlets spelling the words as “heathcare”? Is that a proper spelling? I thought the correct way of spelling it should be “health care” or “health-care’ but not “healthcare.”

Best answer:

Answer by screaming_through_insanity
When a phrase becomes commonplace, the words eventually join together into a compound word. Examples include altogether (all together), alright (all right), drainpipe (drain pipe), and breakfast (break [your] fast).

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