medically uninsured

medically uninsured

A person or group of individuals who have no health insurance.

In the US, ± 50 million have no health insurance, and an additional 10–20% population is significantly underinsured. The uninsured do not qualify for Medicaid, which is the safety net for many Americans, because they are not eligible to receive state welfare benefits, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or do not meet other financial or categorical criteria.
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medically uninsured

A person or group that has/have no health insurance. See Underinsured.
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His titles include staff physician at the Ouachita Valley Family Clinic, medical director at Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice and medical director and volunteer of Christian Health Center, serving the medically uninsured.
She explained that the Health Ministry would propose legal changes stipulating that medically uninsured persons who were not socially underprivileged and still wanted to have their medical services covered by the National Health Insurance Fund had to pay all unpaid healthcare insurance installments since 2000 to restore their rights as medically insured persons.
In contrast, if a white person comes in and is seen in private the clinical suspicion is higher, the threshold for investigation is likely to be lower and hence they get a leg scan and the DVT is diagnosed, or in the case of respiratory symptoms they are sent for a lung scan.' His comments were greeted with some alarm by local public sector vascular surgeons and haematologists afraid that they would appear uncaring along racial lines, but Cohen was referring to the overall healthcare system (split between medically insured and medically uninsured) where glaring racial inequities in access and treatment persist, particularly at primary healthcare level from where public sector patients are referred upwards.
Particularly acute among the poor, less educated and the medically uninsured, asthma also has been tied to environment.
With more than 46 million Americans (including 16 million children) poor, 9 percent of workers unemployed, 50 million citizens and residents medically uninsured, and 40 percent of the nation's wealth controlled by the richest 1 percent of the population, the medicine of "Economic Justice for All" is needed more now than ever.
Categories: March 25, 2011, Access to health care, Disadvantaged persons, Fines (penalties), Health care reform, Health care services, Health insurance, Insurance premiums, Medically uninsured, Policy evaluation, Rates
The success of that clinic, coupled with our recognition of the growing plight of medically uninsured in our county, got us moving.
As rates rise, less and less people and businesses may be able to afford it, which could exacerbate the State's medically uninsured problem.
Indeed, every sign indicates a continuing stubborn problem and any increase in the medically uninsured is alarming.
As the numbers of medically uninsured Americans continue to grow, consider this: For every one person who lacks medical insurance, three lack dental insurance.
Unbeknownst to many--myself included, until my visit to the VIM clinic--there are up to 10,000 or more low-income, indigent, and medically uninsured genuine residents of the island.
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