health insurance

noun

Definition of health insurance

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

Examples of health insurance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expanded Access to Health Care: Nearly 5 million Americans have newly gained health insurance coverage. John Zogby, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Medicaid serves as a safety net, protecting vulnerable populations through health insurance coverage. Zoe Jacoby And Reshma Ramachandran, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 As with existing crisis services, the phone line will available to any Arizona resident, regardless of health insurance coverage. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 Mississippi is one of the poorest states, and people in low-wage jobs often don’t receive health insurance. Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 One of the justifications for lowering the eligibility age for Medicare is to help those in need of purchasing health insurance. Tom Church, STAT, 4 May 2022 In 2012, Roberts authored the 5-4 majority opinion in NFIB v. Sebelius that concluded the Obamacare penalty for not obtaining health insurance was a tax and within the scope of Congress’ power. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Ruland observes, with car pools, travel agents, and health insurance. Michael Friedrich, The New Republic, 3 May 2022 Blue Cross Blue Shield increased its customer satisfaction scores by more than 4% in 2021 and leads health insurance. Zego. Blake Morgan, Forbes, 1 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of health insurance

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of health insurance was in 1901

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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Health insurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/health%20insurance. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for health insurance

health insurance

noun

Medical Definition of health insurance

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

health insurance

noun

Legal Definition of health insurance

: 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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