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Gatekeeper

In insurance, requirements that a policyholder must fulfill before becoming eligible for a benefit. This especially applies to eligibility for long-term care in health insurance.
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gatekeeper

a person who controls important information flows and access to other persons within an organization. The person concerned may have control over the information which goes up or down the organizational structure or in and out of the organization.
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gatekeeper

A slang expression to describe the person you must persuade or impress just to get your proposal in front of a decision maker.

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Algebra, "once solely in place as the gatekeeper for higher math and the priesthood who gained access to it, now is the gate-keeper for citizenship; and people who don't have it are like the people who couldn't read and write in the Industrial Age." The Algebra Project proposes new ways of teaching math to kids others have written off as failures.
Therefore, the Commission spots that, as a result of the merger with Time Warner, AOL will have preferential access to the leading source of music publishing rights and music repertoire in most Member States - and could play the role of the "gate-keeper" in the emerging on-line music distribution channel.As regards the Internet, the Commission Merger Task Force's routine scrutiny of the deal found that AOL, which, with a market share of almost 40%, is the leading Internet company in the United States, is the only Internet company with a presence in most European Member States.
Indeed, though PBS was supposed to raise the general level of culture to which the mass audience was exposed, the very existence of a public broadcasting network tending to a particular slice of the demographic pie was a likely factor in the networks' abandonment of the cultural gate-keeper role they inherited from network radio.
The HMO "gate-keeper" model is particularly vulnerable to liability.
"The act would require us to abandon our traditional role of gate-keeper," warned Kessler.
Locals have demanded that the authorities concerned should order immediate installation of a gate at the crossing and also appoint a gate-keeper to avert such incidents in the future.
The other household staff are gate-keeper Dr Glyn Jones from Chepstow, kitchen servants are Morgan Williams from Garndolbenmaen, Rhian Davies from Llansilin, Mared Llywelyn Williams from Morfa Nefyn and Loti Flowers from Crynant near Neath; cook Llyr Serw ap Glyn from Bethesda.
I'm not in the UFC to be a gate-keeper, I'm here to challenge for the title."
"There is a bit of a gate-keeper aspect that probably troubles some men," said Professor Benjamin Cornwell, of Cornell University.
"A member of staff at each school is appointed 'gate-keeper' to feed back information to the police officers."
You have called the SEC the "gate-keeper to make the system work." What is your opinion on how effective the SEC has been, and how different is it under Chairman William Donaldson?