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Tweener hospital

Tweener hospital  n.— «“Tweener” hospitals, as they are commonly referred to, are Medicare Dependent Hospitals and Sole Community Hospitals which provide vital services to area patients, but are in dire financial straights because of the...

smoothing

smoothing  n.— «Another employer victory was this: Congress made it clear that companies can meet the funding target by measuring assets over the past 24 months. This technique, known as “smoothing,” reduces the impact of this...

rifle shot

rifle shot  n.— «Prodded by advocacy groups on both sides of the issue, members of Congress are considering various narrowly targeted proposals—”rifle shots,” in Washington parlance—to ease or tighten the limits on legal entry...

burnable snow

burnable snow  n.— «The country’s administration has recently prepared the report to the Congress on the new natural gas discovery. The USA plans to extract gas from the so-called gas hydrates, which are in abundance in the Arctic region...

exit exam

exit exam  n.— «Congress has enacted a federal school reform law known as No Child Left Behind that requires every state to test students in grades three-through-eight in math and English/language arts as a way of measuring national...

mini-bus

mini-bus  n.— «Their strategy is to ram through what Republican aides are calling a “mini-bus”—a precursor to a much larger omnibus spending bill that could come down the pike later this year encompassing the remaining appropriations bills...