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skimping

The delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or “capped” health plan, as a means of controlling costs.

Rationale
Because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing “extra” services is more costly to the plan.

Examples
Delaying cataract surgery or reducing approvals of costly procedures, to levels below what is considered appropriate by knowledgeable practitioners.

'skimping'

Managed care The delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or 'capped' health plan, to control costs–because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing 'extra' services is more costly to the plan. See Skimming, Capitation.
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But if you are no longer a novice - or if you are in training - you need more rest and recovery and it is best not to skimp. When you train you tear your muscle tissue, which is known as micro trauma, and at this level, 48 hours is a better length of time to wait before training the same muscle group again.
Now bosses have been warned not to skimp on the paperwork involved.
Mazda doesn't skimp on equipment so it's no surprise to find the Sport Nav featuring a host of toys including a reversing camera, cruise control, six-way power adjustable driver's seat, a Bose sound system which revitalised my CD collection, and TomTom sat nav.
Don't skimp - expect to pay about pounds 20 a time.
I've seen Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry this year, who all skimp on clothing too, but have more emphasis on a grand music show than being provocative.
If you skimp on this stage, your memory will become impaired.
And while a few writers contribute nutrient-poor ingredients that lack essential spice and flavor, their watery prose is offset by writers who don't skimp on the andouille, shrimp, cayenne, okra, onion, and roux that are the signature staples of a good pot of gumbo.
So don't skimp the next time you season your secret sauce.
If you skimp on any of these components, you'll definitely be compromising performance.
If he resents the homework, he's likely to skimp on it anyway even if he doesn't refuse to do it outright.
For portable chillers, it's important not to skimp on pump size, according to Al Fosco, sales director of Conair's Heat Transfer Group.
"When it comes to protective equipment, we never skimp. Our booster club is very supportive and is always willing to help us ensure the safety of the players.