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SSS 2009-06-04

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This is Scientific American's 60-Second Science. I'm Steve Mirsky. This will just take a minute.

Remember the heady days of 2007 before the large economy sized recession? Well, even back then medical problems contributed to over 62 percent of all bankruptcies1, that’s according to a study by researchers at Harvard Med, Harvard Law and Ohio University just published online and scheduled for the August issue of the American Journal of Medicine. The authors note that with the recession, the 62 percent figure’s likely gone up even more. David Himmelstein, the lead author of the study said, “Our findings are frightening. Unless you’re Warren Buffett, your family’s just one serious illness away from bankruptcy2.” He also noted3 that private health insurance is a defective4 product, akin5 to an umbrella that melts in the rain. And co-author Steffie Woolhandler said, “We need to rethink health reform. Covering the uninsured is not enough. Reform also needs to help families already have insurance by upgrading their coverage6 and assuring that they never lose it.” Reforms that expand phony insurance, stripped-down plans riddled7 with co-payments , deductibles and exclusions8 won’t stem the rising tide of medical bankruptcy.

Thanks for the minute for Scientific American 60-second Science. I'm Steve Mirsky.

 


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1 bankruptcies bcf5e4df1f93a4fe2251954d2dc45f1f     
n.破产( bankruptcy的名词复数 );倒闭;彻底失败;(名誉等的)完全丧失
参考例句:
  • It's a matter of record that there were ten bankruptcies in the town last year. 去年这个城市有十家破产是事实。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Business bankruptcies rose 50 percent over the previous year. 破产企业的数量比前一年增加50%。 来自英汉非文学 - 政府文件
2 bankruptcy fPoyJ     
n.破产;无偿付能力
参考例句:
  • You will have to pull in if you want to escape bankruptcy.如果你想避免破产,就必须节省开支。
  • His firm is just on thin ice of bankruptcy.他的商号正面临破产的危险。
3 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
4 defective qnLzZ     
adj.有毛病的,有问题的,有瑕疵的
参考例句:
  • The firm had received bad publicity over a defective product. 该公司因为一件次品而受到媒体攻击。
  • If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation. 如果货品证明有缺陷, 顾客有权索赔。
5 akin uxbz2     
adj.同族的,类似的
参考例句:
  • She painted flowers and birds pictures akin to those of earlier feminine painters.她画一些同早期女画家类似的花鸟画。
  • Listening to his life story is akin to reading a good adventure novel.听他的人生故事犹如阅读一本精彩的冒险小说。
6 coverage nvwz7v     
n.报导,保险范围,保险额,范围,覆盖
参考例句:
  • There's little coverage of foreign news in the newspaper.报纸上几乎没有国外新闻报道。
  • This is an insurance policy with extensive coverage.这是一项承保范围广泛的保险。
7 riddled f3814f0c535c32684c8d1f1e36ca329a     
adj.布满的;充斥的;泛滥的v.解谜,出谜题(riddle的过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • The beams are riddled with woodworm. 这些木梁被蛀虫蛀得都是洞。
  • The bodies of the hostages were found riddled with bullets. 在人质的尸体上发现了很多弹孔。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 exclusions c6fc0a7508c1a1fe9e233e81d31133b8     
n.不包括的项目:如接受服务项目是由投保以前已患有的疾病或伤害引致的,保险公司有权拒绝支付。;拒绝( exclusion的名词复数 );排除;被排斥在外的人(或事物);排外主义
参考例句:
  • This is a trifle compared with the important exclusions. 比之其它重要的排除,这只是一件小事。 来自辞典例句
  • For detailed exclusions, please refer to each policy's terms and conditions. 具体的免赔责任请详见条款。 来自互联网
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