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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A specified sum of money that patients covered by a health insurance plan pay for a given type of service, usually at the time the service is rendered.

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  • noun US A fixed fee paid by subscribers to a medical insurance scheme for each treatment or service in addition to a membership fee.

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