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health insurance

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

health′ insur`ance


n.
insurance that compensates the insured for the medical expenses of an illness or hospitalization.
[1900–05]

health insurance

Insurance that a person takes out to pay for medical treatment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.health insurance - insurance against loss due to ill healthhealth insurance - insurance against loss due to ill health
insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
hospitalization insurance, hospitalization - insurance that pays all or part of a patient's hospital expense
health maintenance organization, HMO - group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicians
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In addition, the tax incentives of HSAs will lure uninsured people into the insurance market, reducing the numbers of families without health insurance.
The result was proposals from groups such as the American Association for Labor Legislation to have the state subsidize health insurance for the working classes.
There are always some people, continued the liberal magazine, "who could buy health insurance but don't, because they would rather spend the money elsewhere.
Description: This program expands the specialized course of study offered in the Disability Income Associate program by focusing on disability income insurance, group and individual health insurance.
Parents often buy high-deductible coverage for young-adult children who can't afford health insurance on their own.
3 percent uninsured population, part of the nation's 45 million uninsured, because they work for firms that do not offer health insurance.
Second, despite all the spending, many Americans don't have health insurance.
Today, the problem has reached crisis proportions across all sectors of society, with some 44 million people--15% of the population--lacking health insurance in the United States and millions more underinsured, according to statistics from the U.
Kaiser Family Foundation's 2003 Annual Employer Health Benefits Survey, released last September, indicated that health insurance premiums had increased almost 14 percent over 2002, and in both 2002 and 2003, premium increases exceeded the rate of inflation by more than 10 percentage points.
Gradually, encouraged by camp directors seeking to reduce expenses, some insurance advisors began to recommend dropping Blanket Accident and Sickness Medical insurance in favor of using the camper family's health insurance.
They're fur people who buy their own health insurance, as well as for those covered by employers who provide HSAs.
Access to medical services can be a problem even for families that do have health insurance.

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