un·​sub·​si·​dized | \ ˌən-ˈsəb-sə-ˌdīzd How to pronounce unsubsidized (audio) , -zə-\

Definition of unsubsidized

: not aided or promoted with public money : not subsidized unsubsidized housing

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These reports show that the high price plans on the individual market are unaffordable and forcing unsubsidized middle-class consumers to drop coverage. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: Those who don't qualify for government aid aren't buying Obamacare plans," 3 July 2018 Here, utility-scale solar photovoltaic stands out because unsubsidized costs to install actually fell on a per-MWh basis, despite solar tariffs instituted by the Trump administration in early 2017. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "New year, same story: Cost of wind and solar fall below cost of coal and gas," 12 Nov. 2018 The Congressional Budget Office said the full unsubsidized premium for a benchmark midlevel plan in the marketplaces rose 34 percent this year, on average, and was likely to increase about 15 percent next year. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Alex Azar, Health Secretary, Denies Sabotaging Insurance Markets," 6 June 2018 But unsubsidized enrollments fell by 1.3 million, or 20%. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Trump's own figures show that Obamacare is working well for the vast majority of enrollees," 3 July 2018 The plight of the unsubsidized Obamacare customer So the bottom line for subsidized customers is not so bad. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know.," 15 June 2018 The rate for unsubsidized graduate student loans is 6.60% (up from 6.0%), while parent and graduate PLUS loan rates are 7.60% (previously at 7.0%). Anna Helhoski, latimes.com, "Student loan interest rates just went up again," 6 July 2018 The administration estimates that short-term plans may cost about one-third as much as unsubsidized comprehensive coverage. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Moves to Relax Rules on Cheaper Health Insurance," 20 Feb. 2018 Subsidized loans do not accrue interest until the borrower enters the payback period; unsubsidized loans accrue interest from when they are originated. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, "Mike Meru Has $1 Million in Student Loans. How Did That Happen?," 25 May 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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