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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Before Obamacare, one in three people in or near poverty were uninsured in Ohio. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The success of Medicaid expansion, explained in 5 charts," 24 Aug. 2018 The most recent report from the National Health Interview Survey estimates that 29.3 million people were uninsured during 2017. Brooks Jackson, Philly.com, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 2018 Giving healthy people the option of affordable coverage will induce some to gain coverage who would otherwise have been uninsured. WSJ, "Should States Allow Insurers to Offer Bare-Bones Health Plans With Fewer Mandated Benefits?," 24 June 2018 Some seamen, however, have languished in captivity for months or even years because their companies balked at coughing up—often because their ship was uninsured, or had run aground, or had been disabled by fire, or had sunk. The Economist, "A new approach to Somali pirates frees more hostages," 28 June 2018 According to data from Gallup and Sharecare, the number of uninsured Americans rose by 1.3 percentage points in 2017. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Insurers partly blame Obamacare rate increase in Indiana on end of individual mandate," 22 June 2018 About five months’ pregnant at the time, Eno was unemployed and uninsured. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "Ex-store manager was awarded $120,585 after she was fired by Tully’s, so where’s the money?," 30 May 2018 Diver was transported to Silver Cross Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, was charged with driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured vehicle, and failure to yield while turning left, Alessandrini said. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Woman injured after 3-vehicle crash involving ambulance in New Lenox," 7 June 2018 But the White House never produced a proposal, and legislation from congressional Republicans would have left millions uninsured, while undermining protections for people with pre-existing health problems. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration takes another swipe at ‘Obamacare’," 8 July 2018

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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