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health insurance

noun
1.
insurance that compensates the insured for expenses or loss incurred for medical reasons, as through illness or hospitalization.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • 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 abroad.
  • Forty odd million people still don't have health insurance coverage.
  • And there's plenty of other types of discrimination that are not workplace or health insurance.
  • At first, many of the people using the exchange will be those who are unable to pay for health insurance on their own.
  • More than seven hundred workers lost their jobs, health insurance, and some of their retirement benefits.
  • Full-coverage health insurance will cost me seventy-five dollars a month.
  • Everyone knows that people without health insurance are more likely to die.
health insurance in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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