private health insurance


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private health insurance

n
(Insurance) insurance against the need for medical treatment as a private patient
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Wilensky, 1983, The Effect of Tax Policies on Expenditures for Private Health Insurance, in: J.
As a result, Alison Jenkins, the author of Women and Private Health Insurance argues that it is crucial that we understand the implications of PHI for women, including women's access to PHI, the impact of PHI on women as patients, health care workers and unpaid caregivers, and the effects of PHI on the public health care system.
It does not include private health insurance plans that may be covered by some of the other federal or state health care fraud statutes.
5) One of the proposals for reducing this inefficiency was 'allowing, or obliging, those people who can afford adequate private health insurance to opt out of the public system'.
A private health insurance market in Poland is poised to take off, following the election of a new president and new parliament this past fall.
At $120 billion, the bill for workers' compensation is smaller than that of private health insurance.
Private health insurance premium growth decelerated for the first time since 1996, growing 9.
Mandated coverage would replace Medicaid and state Children's Health Insurance Programs because lower-income and unemployed people would receive a voucher to purchase private health insurance," says Wharton's Mark Pauly.
So it was particularly painful, after he was dropped from his private health insurance plan in 2003, to learn that no insurance company would cover him because of his preexisting condition.
Experts say that an alternative to Medicare is a private health insurance plan.
Private health insurance schemes are based on voluntary contribution by individuals or by individuals and their employers jointly.

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