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U.S. Healthcare Reforms
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ID: 2457 Upper Intermediate
Often referred to as ObamaCare, this healthcare bill was created to reform long-standing problems with the U.S. healthcare system. Listen to a discussion of this bill's objectives and challenges, at the same time keeping your Mandarin healthy!
Tue Jun 03 2014 | David, Vera
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|成果||chéngguǒ||achievement, positive result|
jīntiān wǒmen jiémù hěn róngxìng qǐngdào Zhāng jiàoshòu ，lái gěi wǒmen tán tan yǒuguān Měiguó yīliáo gǎigé de wèntí 。huānyíng nǐ ，Zhāng jiàoshòu ！
Today we are very privileged to have Professor Zhang on our program to talk to us about the issue of U.S. healthcare reforms. Welcome, Professor Zhang!
dàjiā hǎo ，shǒuxiān zhè shì yī gè hěn fùzá de wèntí 。èr líng yī líng nián sānyuè èrshísān rì ，Měiguo zǒngtǒng àobāmǎ zài báigōng qiānshǔ le yīliáo bǎoxiǎn gǎigé fǎàn ，shì Àobāmǎ zhèngfǔ zuì zhòngyào de lìfǎ chéngguǒ zhīyī 。bèichēngwéi Měiguó shèhuì bǎozhàng tǐxì sìshíwǔ nián lái zuìdà biàngé ，duì gèrén 、qǐyè hé zhèngfǔ dōu jiāng chǎnshēng shēnyuǎn de yǐngxiǎng 。
Hello everyone. First of all, this is a very complicated issue. On March 23, 2010, U.S. President Obama signed a healthcare insurance reform bill at the White House. It is one of the most important legislative achievements of Obama's government. It is called the greatest transformation in 45 years to the U.S. social security system. It has produced far-reaching effects on the individual, businesses and the government.
Àobāmǎ yīgǎi fǎàn de zhǔyào mùbiāo shì shénme ne ？
What is the main objective of Obama's healthcare reform bill?
dì yī ，gěi yǐ yǒu yībǎo de rén tígōng gèng duō ānquán bǎozhàng 。dì èr ，gěi méiyǒu yībǎo de rén tígōng “fùdān de qǐ ”de yībǎo 。dì sān ，kòngzhì bùduàn zēngzhǎng de yīliáo fèiyòng 。
First, it provides more security to those who already have health insurance. Second, it provides "affordable" health insurance to those without it. Third, it controls the continually increasing costs of healthcare.
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