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skimming

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.

skimming

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.
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In contrast, all skim milks decreased serum urate by about 10% (P less than .
However, if the other bloke misses your skim, always underestimate your score.
However, for precision parts, skim cuts achieve greater accuracy and a finer finish.
It seems that heavy rocks don't skim as well as lighter ones.
The Obihiro Public Health Center officials said Snow Brand produced about 900 bags of powdered skim milk at its Taiki plant in southern Hokkaido, 70 more than the 830 bags it reported.
To skim, these insects flap their wings as if to fly, but they never lift off.
But these dinosaurs are being elbowed aside by a new generation of cheeses that use skim milk and gums to slash the fat--in some cases down to zero.
Pura Tone is a skim milk with skim milk concentrate added to improve the calcium and protein content.
Added skim milk cuts the fat in half (to 5 grams per ounce).
Unlike other skim disk materials, Fuzzy2 has a hairy surface that greatly increases its surface area.
Researchers in New Zealand have shown that the antibody-rich skim milk from cows vaccinated against particular strains of 16 species of human-gut bacteria lowers cholesterol more than skim milk with equivalent calcium from nonimmunized cows.
and fasten that seatbelt, Mom, it's 70 percent skim milk.