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health insurance

Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured.
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medical expense insurance

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


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 ( you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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Despite the fact that New York, California, and other States made careful investigations of the need for sickness insurance and gave serious consideration to creating such programs between 1918 and 1920, the measure was defeated in every State in which it was raised (Hirshfield, 1970).
While Canada, unlike the U.S., still maintains a sickness insurance program, the benefit has become harder to access and income replacement levels have declined significantly.
People retiring early are often better off taking the sickness insurance path so that they get a higher pension when they turn 65.
These PHS officials viewed NHR as a vehicle that would integrate public health, worker's compensation, disability, and sickness insurance. While these programs are currently separate and disjointed, they had, with the exception of worker's compensation, not yet been legislatively enacted.
The subgroup would work on creating a model to "address long-term care products of short duration" that are excluded from the NAIC's existing long-term care insurance models but do not fit well under the NAIC's model law and model regulation for accident and sickness insurance.
He had personal accident and sickness insurance, but his claim was rejected by his insurers, sparking a legal challenge.
In this motion, participants reasserted the need to set up a coherent health system, review the national sickness insurance fund (CNAM), create a national unemployment fund and ensure the reintegration of persons dismissed from their jobs and diversify the Compensation Fund's resources, while seeking to reduce the tax burden on employees and vulnerable social classes.
a right of residence for more than three months subject to being employed or self-employed or having sufficient financial resources so as not to become a burden on the social assistance system and having comprehensive sickness insurance cover in the host state; and 3.
Nature of Grants For selected candidates, the Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides fixed maintenance allowances, round-trip tickets for beneficiaries and eligible members of their families, and limited accident and sickness insurance. The grant is usually awarded for a period of twelve months, while shorter periods may be considered in very special cases.
The Foresters are a mutual group which allows members to invest money to provide savings and life and sickness insurance. It also holds social events.
Unlike the situation in other economic sectors, the prices of medicines reimbursed by the national sickness insurance schemes are not freely determined by supply and demand, but are set or controlled by the member states.
It emphasises a mutual obligations approach to sickness insurance. This means placing greater responsibilities on the sick person, the employer and the social insurance office to get that person back to work as soon as possible.