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health insurance

n.
Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured.

medical expense insurance

Health insurance that specifically pays medical, surgical and hospital expenses.

health insurance

Accident & health insurance, accident & sickness insurance, medical expense insurance, sickness Insurance Health financing Insurance that provides lump sum or periodic payments in case of losses occasioned by bodily injury, sickness or disease, and medical expense

health in·sur·ance

(helth in-shŭr'ăns)
A commercial product designed to protect consumers from the financial risks of illness and injury.
Synonym(s): medical insurance.

health in·sur·ance

(helth in-shŭr'ăns)
In the U.S., commercial product designed to protect consumers from the financial risks of illness and injury.
Synonym(s): medical insurance.

Patient discussion about health insurance

Q. what is public health insurance

A. Public health insurance programs in the U.S. provide the primary source of health expenses coverage for most seniors and for low-income children and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. The primary public programs are Medicare, a federal social insurance program for seniors and certain disabled individuals and Medicaid, funded jointly by the federal government and states but administered at the state level, which covers certain very low income children and their families. In 2006, there were 47 million people in the United States (16% of the population) who were without health insurance for at least part of that year.

Q. I need help getting health insurance is it expensive?

A. I am currently looking for insurance too. Do have you applied for public health insurance?

Q. I AM WONDERING ABOUT GETTING HEALTH INSURANCE IS IT EXPENSIVE FOR A FAMILY?

A. Yes, it'll you cost you money, and not a negligible sum, but that's not necessarily means it'll be expensive - the alternative may eventually be much more expensive. We can never know what will happen tomorrow- if something will happen to you or your family (e.g. car accident, cancer or even relatively simple thing as appendicitis), the cost of the unavoidable medical treatment in this case will be much higher than the insurance premium.

Here (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/insuranceqa/) you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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Both this year's Surgeon General's report on smoking and a 2012 report by Georgetown University researchers found that tobacco cessation treatment coverage mandated by the ACA varies significantly across private health insurance contracts.
And if PeaceHealth did not have a monopoly, its pricing tactics that excluded McKenzie-Willamette from health insurance contracts could not be illegal under antitrust law, he argued.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 amended the Code to provide that qualified long-term care insurance contracts will be treated as accident and health insurance contracts, and amounts received under such contracts will be treated as received for personal injuries and sickness and as reimbursement for medical expenses.
The value of health insurance contracts has risen by 60% since 2005 and private medical services can not keep up with the increased demand for private care.
Rich Roberts added, "Since our purchase of CPAP Care Club, LLC in May 2012, our Managed Care Department has added 50 new health insurance contracts providing access to an additional 40 million lives nationally.
7 million in economic damages from PeaceHealth for allegedly using its dominant market power to compete unfairly for health insurance contracts.
McKenzie-Willamette alleges that PeaceHealth pushed McKenzie-Willamette to the brink of financial ruin by using its dominant market power to compete unfairly for health insurance contracts.

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