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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This is the fourth action arising out of an enforcement initiative to combat cherry-picking led by the SECs Los Angeles Regional Office and supported by the agencys Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA).
Meanwhile, the cherry-picking conveys to the public a false impression of what the Yemeni war is all about and what has caused it to take its current shape.
The principle of the trial consisted of applying the cherry-picking technique in conjunction with an increased arrival rate of 46 flights per hour.
Ask her about her cherry-picking anything I say or do and blowing it up into some big deal.
It's a desperate bit of cherry-picking indeed that lunges for glowing blurbs from The Washington Times, whose own editor at large, Arnaud de Borchgrave, has repeatedly slammed the broadcast mouthpiece under headlines like "Few Hurrahs for Al-Hurra.
The New Economics Foundation said there was clear evidence that the UK's biggest banks were cherry-picking customers for premium accounts, while failing to cater for those on low incomes.
There was a lot of cherry-picking going on, and the reports that were
David Mills, chief executive of the Post Office, said: 'Many consumers are not aware of the cherry-picking undertaken by insurance companies to provide the cheapest rates possible.
In short, Conniff's statistical cherry-picking has given us a spin that Karl Rove might envy.
Pharma companies are cherry-picking the best product and company opportunities at an earlier and earlier stage of development.
Laurence McQuillian added: "So an extra couple of quid is going to stop cherry-picking - dream on.