health insurance

(redirected from Medical insurance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Medical insurance: health insurance, Dental insurance

health insurance

n.
Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

medical expense insurance

Health insurance that specifically pays medical, surgical and hospital expenses.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.

More discussions about health insurance
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The four key parties involved in the medical service supply chain in the city of Xiamen included the hospitals, the insured, the concerned bank, and the medical insurance bureau.
Now the ministry said the penalty for not taking the obligatory check-up would be a fine of between 50 and 200 leva, as well as losing medical insurance rights for one month.
(2) When first eligible for Medical Insurance coverage (fourth month of their initial enrollment period), they must be covered under a group health plan or large group health plan on the basis of current employment status or, if not so covered, they must enroll in Medical Insurance during their initial enrollment period.
A competitive medical insurance market will offer him insurance with a $2,000 premium, plus administrative costs and profit.
However, he said if medical insurance was compulsory today the expected premiums in 2009 would reach BD40m and BD190m by 2015.
HTF MI released a new market study on Global Medical Insurance Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed analysis.
The purpose of a medical insurance policy is not to make you richer, as is the case with some financial instruments, but to safeguard the financial stability that you and your loved ones enjoy from the shocks of ill-health.
The survey found out that nearly 50 per cent of the respondents felt having medical insurance is important, while only 19 per cent feel that life insurance is vital.
London, United Kingdom, November 09, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Status Medical Insurance Solutions, a new brand for Status Global Insurance (SGI), have just launched a new European Health Cash Plan product alongside Status Worldwide Healthcare, a new international private medical insurance (iPMI).
Nabil Bank has introduced the scheme of instant issuance of travel medical insurance policy bundled with travel related services.
Al Zadjali also reiterated the importance of implementing mandatory medical insurance in the nation.

Full browser ?