health insurance

insurance that compensates the insured for expenses or loss incurred for medical reasons, as through illness or hospitalization.

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Medical Dictionary

health insurance n.
Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Example sentences
Henrietta's descendants, meanwhile, have remained poor and often unable to
  afford health insurance.
It provides an alibi for health insurance companies so they don't have to pay
  for treatment for these sick kids.
Some seek security-three meals a day, clean clothes and a warm bed, health
  insurance and dental care.
And don't forget to check your health insurance to make sure you'll be covered
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