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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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 While there is some debate, the percentage of people who are uninsured appears not to have grown since Mr. Trump took office: it’s been about 9 percent since 2015. Reed Abelson, New York Times, "Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill," 3 July 2018 Immunizations will be provided to school-age children for $21.90 each for uninsured or underinsured youngsters. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee sets ‘Back to School’ health clinics," 2 July 2018 Since the mandate to buy insurance has dozens of loopholes and has been enforced weakly, millions of healthy people choose to remain uninsured. John C. Goodman, WSJ, "ObamaCare Can Be Worse Than Medicaid," 26 June 2018 Millions who were previously uninsured could now get coverage, but many of them took on deductibles of $1,000 or higher. John Tozzi, Bloomberg.com, "Sky-High Deductibles Broke the U.S. Health Insurance System," 26 June 2018 Millions who were previously uninsured could now get coverage, but many of them took on deductibles of $1,000 or higher. John Tozzi And Zachary Tracer, latimes.com, "How sky-high deductibles broke the U.S. health insurance system," 26 June 2018 Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals. Philip Bump, chicagotribune.com, "Source for Trump's specious claim of 63,000 immigrant murders? A congressman's blog," 23 June 2018 Acosta cited a Congressional Budget Office report that predicted these plans would enroll 4 million people over the coming years, including 400,000 people who were previously uninsured. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Trump rolls out rule for cheaper small business insurance with fewer benefits," 19 June 2018

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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