un·​in·​sured | \ ˌən-in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce uninsured (audio) , -ˈshərd \

Definition of uninsured

: lacking insurance : not insured uninsured losses/expenses … millions of US residents remain uninsured— Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Examples of uninsured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many are people of color, low income and on public insurance, including Medicaid, or are uninsured. Los Angeles Times, "While L.A.’s coronavirus numbers improve, county reaches ‘terrible milestone’," 23 Feb. 2021 However, patients who are uninsured or on Medicaid are still out of luck. Adeiyewunmi Osinubi, Glamour, "Where Are All the Black Women at the Fertility Clinic?," 23 Feb. 2021 Without the clinics, many would have needed to pay cash to get the vaccine as about 47% were uninsured. Glenn Howatt, Star Tribune, "Minnesota hospitals start outreach to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity," 12 Feb. 2021 Nearly all had been transferred from other hospitals, and one or two were uninsured. New York Times, "Dying of Covid in a ‘Separate and Unequal’ L.A. Hospital," 8 Feb. 2021 Galo, who entered the country without permission from Honduras and later earned temporary protective status, had been cited five months earlier for driving unlicensed, uninsured, and the wrong way down a one-way street. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "Pennsylvania Democrats propose new bill to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses," 5 Feb. 2021 The decision primarily affected people who were uninsured, Black, of color and low income, according to CNN. Brooklyn White, Essence, "President Biden To Reopen Obamacare Enrollment," 29 Jan. 2021 According to Munich Re, $28 billion of those U.S. losses were uninsured. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "2020 tied for the hottest year on earth, European climate service says," 8 Jan. 2021 The Cares Act did include a provision to reimburse hospitals more for uninsured coronavirus patients and those with Medicare, but there is no evidence that hospitals are gaming the system. Marisa Iati, Anchorage Daily News, "8 facts about the coronavirus and COVID-19 to counter misinformation," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of uninsured

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninsured was in 1799

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27 Feb 2021

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“Uninsured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsured. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninsured

: not having insurance : not insured

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