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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!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
签署 qiānshǔ to sign
法案 fǎàn bill
成果 chéngguǒ achievement, positive result
体系 tǐxì system
今天我们节目很荣幸请到张教授,来给我们谈谈有关美国医疗改革的问题。欢迎你,张教授!
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!
大家好,首先这是一个很复杂的问题。2010年3月23日,美国总统奥巴马在白宫签署了医疗保险改革法案,是奥巴马政府最重要的立法成果之一。被称为美国社会保障体系45年来最大变革,对个人、企业和政府都将产生深远的影响。
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.
奥巴马医改法案的主要目标是什么呢?
Àobāmǎ yīgǎi fǎàn de zhǔyào mùbiāo shì shénme ne ?
What is the main objective of Obama's healthcare reform bill?
第一,给已有医保的人提供更多安全保障。第二,给没有医保的人提供“负担得起”的医保。第三,控制不断增长的医疗费用。
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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