crowd out
 n.— «Throwing a wrench in Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s plan are new Bush guidelines that require children be without private insurance for at least a year before being provided SCHIP coverage. The regulations are aimed largely at preventing what’s known as “crowd out,” which happens when families drop their private insurance in order to obtain free or low-cost government-subsidized coverage.» —“Bush right to curb insurance ‘crowd out’” by Tarren Bragdon Times Union (Albany, New York) Sept. 4, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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