英语时文泛读 Current News Articles for Extensive Reading. BOOK III. Health and Healthcare. I. Overview. This unit contains three articles on health or health care. Read them and think about this important topic which is related to every one of us. Structure.
英语时文泛读Current News Articles for Extensive Reading
Children in the Balance
It’s a healthcare bill veto by Bush and how the congress reacts to the veto. Essentially, this bill concerns children’s health care; but in fact, it is politicized and represents a bipartisan struggle.
It’s a discovery that being chubby is actually being healthy. Nowadays, being slim or even bony has become the beauty standard. But a research has found that overweight people have the lowest mortality rate of any weight group. This is really good news for girls who have to try to lose weight to look beautiful.
Chubby Gets a Second Look
This article reviews the development and reform of China’s health care system. It also points out many problems China is faced with in terms of its health care.
Diagnosis for Health Care
Children in the Balance
Unnamed; it is The Economist’s practice of not giving the author’s name.
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in London. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843. While The Economist calls itself a "newspaper", each issue appears on glossy paper, like a newsmagazine. In 2007, it reported an average circulation of just over 1.3 million copies per issue, about half of which are sold in North America.
SCHIP: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a United States federal government program that gives funds to states in order to provide health insurance to families with children. The program was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid.
State participation in Medicaid is voluntary; however, all states have participated since 1982 when Arizona formed its Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) program. In some states Medicaid is subcontracted to private health insurance companies, while other states pay providers (i.e., doctors, clinics and hospitals) directly.
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. The organization has earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for 25 years.
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