Cherry-Picking

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(1) A popular term for the practice by insurers of selling policies to those who do not need them, then dropping those who are insured when they do need the policies
(2) A highly colloquial term for the acceptance of patients based solely on their ability to pay—i.e., with insurance or cash—while turning away the indigent or poor
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I believe I now need to re-examine my abhorrence of cherry picking and consider it a technique whose time has come.
Cherry picking will eliminate the vast majority of at-risk candidates from participating in an intensive health coaching intervention.
The ECHO receives regular calls, letters and emails from readers with stories about outrageous cherry picking fares and rude drivers.
If you're the general population, just put off the cherry picking until next weekend,'' she said.
We even had the scoreboard going and we had the coaches cherry picking against us.
Cllr Dave Antrobus, executive member for community safety, said: "People should always note down the number of the cab and contact the licensing office if they suspect a driver is cherry picking.
After the cherry picking, the group enjoyed a barbecue dinner provided by the Shriners, McDonald's restaurant at the Antelope Valley Mall and Von's Market in Rancho Vista at Leona Valley Community Church.
CHERRY picking among hackney cab drivers in Liverpool is getting worse.
CHERRY PICKING TIME: It's time to head up to the orchards (several opened last weekend) in Leona Valley and pick some cherries.
2--Color) Recent weather should delay the start of cherry picking season by a few weeks, growers say.
An ugly truck contest, arts and crafts fair, a tug of war, horseshoe pitching competition, children's games, and cherry picking will follow the parade.
This cherry picking capability is particularly important in European and in other countries in which multiple languages are spoken.