catastrophic illness

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Noun1.catastrophic illness - severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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He said: "The cardiomyopathy was a catastrophic illness for him to have.
This list includes titles meant to help children understand and heal from challenging situations like the death of loved ones, unexpected moves, catastrophic illness, and more.
Some interest groups had asked CMS to use the third scenario slot to illustrate how a plan might cover a catastrophic illness.
The measure also seeks to mandate the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include the cost of treatment of rare disease as part of its Catastrophic Illness Resource Fund.
Our foundation has long strived to support families with a child with a catastrophic illness," said Mr.
28 -- rogyasri Health Care Trust (AHCT), a Government initiative offering health insurance scheme to Below Poverty Line families (BPL) for treating catastrophic illness, has partnered with SAS - the leader in business analytics software and services.
That they should suffer a catastrophic illness that their insurance refuses to cover, leaving them nothing to be so bent out of shape about re: the estate tax?
Policies like Critical Benefit can help alleviate the financial burden and stress that can come from the unexpected costs associated with treatment and recovery of a common catastrophic illness.
No one, young, middle-aged, or old, can predict when a catastrophic illness will strike.

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