uninsured

adjective

un·​in·​sured ˌən-in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce uninsured (audio)
-ˈshərd
: lacking insurance : not insured
uninsured losses/expenses
… millions of US residents remain uninsuredTimothy Stoltzfus Jost

Examples of uninsured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State, tribe, and territory health departments funded by CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provide free or low-cost cancer screenings to low income and uninsured women. USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024 One of those who would potentially qualify is Stephen Zook, an uninsured restaurant server in rural Buhler, Kan., who makes around $15,000 each year and falls into the coverage gap in Kansas. Noah Weiland, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Those who are disadvantaged, lacking adequate insurance or entirely uninsured often slip through the cracks, receiving subpar treatment due to disparities in coverage. Seth Bogner, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 More positively, only 7% of people are uninsured in the state compared to 10% nationally. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 20 Mar. 2024 Brighter Way Institute, Phoenix, $7,500 To provide comprehensive oral health care to 400 underserved and uninsured children in the Greater Phoenix area. Alexis Waiss, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 The state’s undocumented individuals account for about 30 percent of that uninsured population, according to a Maryland Department of Health analysis. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 As in Miller’s death, that can mean only collecting $25,000 from uninsured motorist coverage, something Foster urged drivers to sign up for. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 Additionally, almost 48% of pregnant women who are uninsured during pregnancy are also low income. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninsured was in 1799

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“Uninsured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsured. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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