health insurance

noun

Definition of health insurance

  1. :  insurance against loss through illness of the insured; especially :  insurance providing compensation for medical expenses

First Known Use of health insurance

1901


Medical Dictionary

health insurance

noun

Medical Definition of health insurance

  1. :  insurance against loss through illness of the insured; especially :  insurance providing compensation for medical expenses


Law Dictionary

health insurance

noun

Legal Definition of health insurance

  1. :  insurance against loss through illness or injury of the insured; especially :  insurance providing compensation for medical expenses and often income for disability



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