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

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The county provided and advocated for bond financing, special purpose taxes and other funding to rebuild Highland Hospital, create a Level-One trauma center, support behavioral health services, and fund care for the remaining uninsured. Joe Devries, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Why Alameda Health System needs more funding," 12 June 2019 Her brother and sister-in-law created the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer fund to target uninsured or under-insured women throughout the county. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "Lisa Boccard, breast cancer advocate, dies at 57," 10 June 2019 An apology As for the Gaffers, who scrambled for months trying to get coverage and went uninsured for a while, there’s good news. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "Can companies just cancel your health insurance without warning?," 8 June 2019 And Hispanic and black Americans are particularly impacted by our fatally costly health-care system: One out of four non-elderly Hispanic Americans and almost one out of 10 non-elderly black Americans are under- or uninsured. Nina Turner, Vogue, "Why Universal Health Care, Higher Wages, and Free Public Education Are Crucial Issues for Black Women," 3 May 2019 Despite the improvements of the Affordable Care Act, 28 million Americans remain uninsured, without access to primary care that could prevent costly and life-threatening diseases. Jonathan Michels, STAT, "Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?," 8 June 2018 Flooding from the recent Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, for example, cost insurers approximately $28.5 billion, notwithstanding the $18.5 billion worth of damage that was uninsured. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Waves Are Getting Bigger, Scientists Say," 26 Apr. 2019 The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute estimates there are about 6 million people in the U.S. without legal permission who are uninsured. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "‘Medicare for All’ stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems," 25 Mar. 2019 Statistically, people of color are also uninsured at higher rates than white people, making access to therapy all the more challenging. Jameelah Nasheed, SELF, "Strong Black Women Need Therapy, Too," 23 Apr. 2019

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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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