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bulk bill

To charge the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all services bulk billed by GPs and hospitals.
See also: bill, bulk

bulk billing

The practice of charging the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all bulk billing by GPs and hospitals.
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in bulk

in large quantities or amounts, rather than smaller, more convenient quantities or amounts. Jane always bought office supplies in bulk to save money. Dave purchased cereal in bulk because his family used so much of it.
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bulk up somebody/something

also bulk somebody/something up
to make someone or something stronger or more powerful National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much.
See also: bulk, up

in bulk

1. Unpackaged, loose, as in It's cheaper to buy rice in bulk. [Late 1600s]
2. In large amounts or volume, as in The ship was carrying wheat in bulk. [Mid-1700s]
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bulk up

or bulk out
v.
1. To increase in size or weight: The weightlifters are exercising in order to bulk out.
2. To cause someone or something to increase in size, weight, or degree: I hope all the food I'm eating doesn't bulk me out too much. All of the new employees have bulked out the company's payroll.
See also: bulk, up

in bulk

1. Unpackaged; loose.
2. In large numbers, amounts, or volume.
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Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Bulk TV provides television services to more than 385,000 rooms in thousands of properties nationally.
People are cooking more ethnic cuisines at home," says Ellen Bouchard, bulk category manager for Frontier Natural Products Co-op, based in Norway, Iowa.
Supplies EconoLoad EL series hopper loaders for up to 325 lb/hr, plus bulk storage bins, container tilters and dumpers, bag breakers, bulk-bag loaders/unloaders, screw conveyors and hopper magnets.
The whole concept of whether people are really saving money by buying in bulk is in the eye of the beholder,'' said Charles Harrington, assistant professor of marketing at Pasadena City College.
New paper machinery has also facilitated the use of high bulk aspen BCTMP, allowing lower-strength, higher-bulk pulps to be used at higher addition rates without compromising runnability and quality.
and local regulatory authorities do not have unreasonable expectations, the foundry industry can overcome the difficulties in handling drum and bulk consumable products satisfactorily.
Mandich speculates that further studies of the cluster phenomenon may ultimately force physicists to revise their theories of amorphous solids -- a class that includes some forms of semiconductors -- to explain how such a tiny cluster can share properties with its bulk counterpart while apparently differing greatly in geometric structure.
The standard system comprises two bulk units made of polyester rip-stop fabric (tensile strength 600 lbs/in) coated with vinyl or urethane depending upon the intended cargo; combined total capacity is 1250 [ft.
Bulk Container Express includes a wide range of collapsible bulk containers, bulk bins, and pallet packs, in the most popular brands.
BIG, a non-profit industry consortium, staged the first National Bulk Foods Week in October 2011 as a way to introduce the bulk aisles to shoppers who may not regularly visit them.
Clodinofop 15% WP (16x10); Isoproturon 75% WP bulk; Metribuzin 70% WP bulk; Sulfosulfuron 75% WG Bulk (along with Surfactant); Emamectin
com adds Global Dry Bulk Shipping Market Report: 2014 Edition research report of 56 pages that says demand for steel is anticipated to grow at a stupendous pace thus encouraging the growth of dry bulk shipping market.
For industries processing very high temperature bulk solids, the company offers a high temperature bulk powder cooling system with an innovative tube exchanger that minimizes thermal stresses and accommodates thermal expansion.
Includes raw-materials conveying, metering, feeding, blending, loading, and bulk storage, as well as finished-parts handling and packing.
A proposal by HUD to sell homes off in bulk rather than through individual sales will hurt the American taxpayer and hurt their business, a local Realtor said Monday.