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 Currently about 11 percent of Idaho’s residents are uninsured. NBC News, "Many celebrate Medicaid expansion in Idaho, but still fear its political uncertainty," 20 Dec. 2019 Almost 18 percent of the state’s population lacks health insurance, compared with the top state, Massachusetts, in which less than 3 percent of its residents are uninsured. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Health report: Texas ranks 34th in the nation," 11 Dec. 2019 The Neillsville hospital, for example, serves a county where 18% of residents are uninsured — the highest rate in the state. Parker Schorr, chicagotribune.com, "'A dust bowl vision ... small towns just drying up and blowing away’: A Wisconsin hospital is saved amid a health care crisis in rural America," 5 Oct. 2019 Before Medicaid expanded, all of Mercy's patients were uninsured. cleveland, "As the Affordable Care Act’s future remains in doubt, accumulating evidence suggests it’s made people healthier," 30 Sep. 2019 Half of last year’s losses from natural disasters were uninsured. The Economist, "Changing weather could put insurance firms out of business," 19 Sep. 2019 Having mental health options in school could allow schools to serve students faster and help students who potentially are uninsured or wouldn't otherwise have access, Beresford said. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Why Carmel Schools says it needs a safety referendum," 10 July 2019 Overall, the number of uninsured in the United States rose by 1.9 million people in 2018, the agency reported this past week. BostonGlobe.com, "The report showed that a drop in low-income people enrolled in Medicaid was the most significant factor behind the higher number of uninsured people.," 16 Sep. 2019 Those Baylor patients' hospital costs totaled $1.4 million, which included $491,000 of bills for the uninsured. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Dallas could add more limits on scooter rides to address safety risks," 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of uninsured

1799, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Uninsured.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsured. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninsured

: not having insurance : not insured

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