un·​der·​in·​sured | \ ˌən-dər-in-ˈshu̇rd \

Definition of underinsured

: not sufficiently insured

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Often, these campaigns are for the uninsured or underinsured, and help provide legitimate medical care. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Hundreds of health crowdfunding campaigns are for sham treatments," 23 Oct. 2018 And forcing people to choose between competing insurance plans, even with a robust public option on the table, will inevitably leave many underinsured. Tim Higginbotham And Chris Middleman, Vox, "“Medicare-for-all” means something. Don’t let moderates water it down.," 13 July 2018 The event will provide free school and sports physicals for underinsured children. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 10 July 2018 Immunizations will be provided to school-age children for $21.90 each for uninsured or underinsured youngsters. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee sets ‘Back to School’ health clinics," 2 July 2018 The national food company’s website says that natural disasters in 2017 turned the lives of nearly 5 million Americans upside down and that more than 60 percent of homeowners are underinsured when disaster strikes. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Business, veterans offer disaster relief in Houston area," 18 June 2018 Consumer Group United Policyholders surveyed North Bay fire victims, and 66 percent said their dwelling was underinsured. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "California bills to boost homeowners insurance after wildfires wither," 9 June 2018 The nonprofit Ellicott City Partnership is raising money to help the uninsured or underinsured. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Insured or not, flood-ravaged Old Ellicott City small businesses daunted by rebuilding," 30 May 2018 Uninsured or underinsured hospital or emergency room patients can face large bills for their services. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Why It Is Harder to Diagnose Hospital Stocks," 28 May 2018

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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un·​der·​in·​sured | \ ˌən-dər-in-ˈshu̇rd \

Legal Definition of underinsured

: not sufficiently insured : having insufficient insurance to cover losses or damages an underinsured motorist

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