un·​in·​sured | \ ˌən-in-ˈshu̇rd , -ˈshərd\

Definition of uninsured

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

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There are 600,000 uninsured New Yorkers, around half of whom are eligible for health programs like the existing MetroPlus, according to the mayor’s office. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Mayor de Blasio Drafts City Workers to Push Health Care Programs," 22 Jan. 2019 Remember, the 2017 tax bill got rid of the financial penalties for remaining uninsured. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now," 15 Dec. 2018 Florida had the fifth-highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation, and now is the time to expand Medicaid and close the coverage gap. Azmia Magane, Teen Vogue, "5 Questions for Anna Eskamani, the First Iranian-American Elected to the Florida Legislature," 8 Nov. 2018 On the other hand, the analysis showed, the rules would drive up premiums in the individual marketplaces by 3.5 percent, prompting 130,000 more people to become uninsured within five years. Amy Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections," 19 June 2018 For that same period, 29% of emergency room visits were by patients who were uninsured. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City to Offer Expanded Health Care to Uninsured Locals," 8 Jan. 2019 Just one in four people who buy their own insurance or who are uninsured could name the correct deadline (December 15) for open enrollment, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll taken last month. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Obamacare sign-ups surge in final tally," 21 Dec. 2018 As the council considered the resolution, AMR representative Mike Andrews said during a public meeting that of the people AMR transports in Seattle, 70 percent use Medicaid or Medicare and another 15 percent are uninsured. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "With contract talks still stalled, Seattle EMTs set strike deadline of Dec. 21," 11 Dec. 2018 For uninsured individuals who have to pay the full price of medical services, knowing the usual cost can help them plan and also evaluate the value of insurance. Robin Gelburd, STAT, "Website offers a living laboratory for examining health care prices and quality," 12 June 2018

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uninsured

: not having insurance : not insured

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