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.
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Chubby Gets a Second LookText B
Diagnosis for Health CareText C
Children in the Balance
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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.Background Information
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.Cultural Notes
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.Cultural Notes
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