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Etymology: Dan, skumme
a practice, sometimes used by health programs that receive their income on a prepaid or capitation basis, of seeking to enroll only relatively healthy individuals as a means of increasing profits by decreasing costs. See also skimping.
In health care, the practice of a for-profit corporation entering the market, attracting the business of patients who can pay, and avoiding treating the indigent.