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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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Others passed on foot across the open grounds, assisting themselves with their great wings, so that they barely skimmed the earth.
There were the times I brought the Razzle Dazzle in with a bigger load of oysters than any other two-man craft; there was the time when we raided far down in Lower Bay, and mine was the only craft back at daylight to the anchorage off Asparagus Island; there was the Thursday night we raced for market and I brought the Razzle Dazzle in without a rudder, first of the fleet, and skimmed the cream of the Friday morning trade; and there was the time I brought her in from Upper Bay under a jib, when Scotty burned my mainsail.
Perkins' eye skimmed over the school-room to find a boy who was sitting alone--"with Cyrus Brisk.
It is said that he read books faster than other people skimmed them, and skimmed them as fast as any one else could turn the leaves, this, however, without superficiality.
A few bats skimmed his nose now and again and scared him half to death.
I have had my kitchen and bathroom ceilings skimmed, but the skim is on the windows and I can't get it off.
You can pick up your free pint of whole, semiskimmed or skimmed from Sainsbury's today only.
This ensures that no skimmed card (so long as the card is issued by the bank itself and it's that bank's ATM) is used.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has launched its first range of long life skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole milk, produced in the UK by Crediton Dairy.
20 and 21, 2010, Damyanov and others made fraudulent withdrawals from the accounts of more than 40 victims using the skimmed account information.
Washington, Jan 24 ( ANI ): Daily intake of skimmed milk, enriched with two components found in dairy products, may help reduce painful gout flare-ups, a new study has revealed.
75% fat milk, and later upped to 1%, has been used by Tesco as a tactical device in the milk price war, as it sells in much smaller volumes than the more popular whole, semi and skimmed milk.