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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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This is the first reported randomised controlled trial of dietary intervention in gout management, and suggests that daily intake of skimmed milk powder enriched with GMP and G600 may reduce the frequency of gout flares," the authors concluded.
Lunch Option One: Low-fat macaroni and cheese, fresh raw vegetables, 150g blueberries and glass of skimmed milk.
It is no longer legal to take skimmed flux to the city dump, which leads to stiff fines.
Health guidelines say infants aged two can go on to skimmed or semiskimmed cow's milk after full-fat milk.
Starbucks Cinnamon Swirl 372 calories) and a Flat White coffee (119 calories) TOTAL 491 CALORIES Starbucks Carrot Cake (560 calories) and a Tall Caramel Macchiato (240 calories) TOTAL 800 CALORIES Costa Medio Hazelnut Cafe Latte (209 CALORIES) and a Lemon Poppyseed Muffin (532 CALORIES) TOTAL 741 CALORIES Costa Almond Croissant 336 CALORIES) and a Medio Costa Light with skimmed milk 88 CALORIES) TOTAL 424 CALORIES SCOTTISH SLIMMERS HOT DRINKS SUGGESTIONS Low calorie/ Light hot chocolate drink with Jaffa Cake - 65 CALORIES (2 CHECKS) A 16.
With Janet, it was reasonable to assume that if she skimmed the rare coins, she probably skimmed more.
However, skimmed milk isn't suitable for children under five years old.
The net effect would have been that Lemon stole the debit (the cash) and omitted the credit (sales or accounts receivable); in short, she skimmed the money.
They just skimmed over a lot of things,'' said Ed Dunn, a former Newhall County Water District board member who regularly attends agency meetings with his wife.
The agreement will end the different colour schemes for full, skimmed and semi-skimmed milk cartons on the market.
The larger the wings, the greater the relative muscle size, and the warmer the environment, the faster the insects skimmed, Marden and Kramer report in the Oct.
Finally, the inclusion-laden flux should be thoroughly skimmed off.