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Thesaurus search results for 'HEALTH INSURANCE': 3 results found.


Scope Note: Insurance to cover health care expenses including surgery, hospital stays and doctor visits. Some countries have public insurance systems for health care expenses. Private insurance often supplements public care.

HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: Used in statistical tables to refer to employer sponsored or privately funded health and medical benefits coverage and insurance plans.