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Deductibles and Coinsurance

MeSH ID: D003669

DEFINITION: Cost-sharing mechanisms that provide for payment by the insured of some portion of covered expenses. Deductibles are the amounts paid by the insured under a health insurance contract before benefits become payable; coinsurance is the provision under which the insured pays part of the medical bill, usually according to a fixed percentage, when benefits become payable.

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classification [Q000145] ; economics [Q000191] ; ethics [Q000941] ; history [Q000266] ; legislation & jurisprudence [Q000331] ; standards [Q000592] ; statistics & numerical data [Q000706] ; trends [Q000639]

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