health insurance


insurance that compensates the insured for expenses or loss incurred for medical reasons, as through illness or hospitalization.

Origin of health insurance

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for health insurance

health insurance


Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured.

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