un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed | \ˌən-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsā-təd, -ˌpen-\

Definition of uncompensated 

1 : not providing or provided with monetary compensation : not paid or compensated uncompensated medical care/costs uncompensated workers … many thousands of our countrymen devote their rosy prime to the harsh and uncompensated work of writing poetry …— Marilynne Robinson

2a : not corrected or affected by physiological compensation — see compensation sense 1b uncompensated congestive heart failure

b : accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood uncompensated acidosis

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One implicit federal subsidy is the post office’s monopoly right to your mailbox, which is to say a monopoly right to this uncompensated use of your time. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "The Post Office and Trump’s Culture War," 20 Apr. 2018 Losses, as experts note, could extend to entire community health systems as thousands lose coverage and depend on uncompensated care. WSJ, "Are Medicaid Work Requirements a Good Idea?," 24 June 2018 That's even though some counties around the state including Upshur, Bexar and Harris have filed suit against manufacturers of opioids seeking to recoup uncompensated care costs. Scott Braddock, Houston Chronicle, "On opioid lawsuits, powerful Texas Republican says there is blame to go around," 30 Apr. 2018 The foundation found that state spending didn’t exceed expectations, and cost savings resulted from reductions in uncompensated care costs. Betsy Z. Russell, idahostatesman, "Labrador opens door to overturning Medicaid expansion initiative if voters pass it | Idaho Statesman," 27 Apr. 2018 His action did cause pain for some insurers, but most states provided a workaround for the 2018 plan year and thereafter by allowing insurers to fold the uncompensated costs into the premiums for benchmark silver plans. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Behind the antiabortion poison pill that sank the Obamacare rescue package," 26 Mar. 2018 Two buyback programs and 26 uncompensated amnesties between 1996 and 2015 resulted in the surrender of 1,038,089 illicit firearms, according to the report. NBC News, "Australian gun laws stopped 16 mass shootings, new calculations show," 12 Mar. 2018 Nearly 2,000 mechanics at almost 140 new-car dealerships throughout the Chicago area walked off the job Aug. 1, demanding a contract that resolves issues such as uncompensated work time. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, "Mechanics union rejects latest offer, auto dealership strike will continue," 11 Sep. 2017 States, as shown by a federal court decision earlier this week, would face new uncompensated care costs because public hospitals would care for more uninsured patients. WSJ, "Insurers Say They Need More Federal Funds," 7 Aug. 2017

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1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed | \-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt-əd, -ˌpen- \

Medical Definition of uncompensated 

1 : accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood uncompensated acidosis uncompensated alkalosis — compare compensated

2 : not corrected or affected by physiological compensation uncompensated congestive heart failure

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