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奥巴马讲话 呼吁参保平价医疗法案

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Hi, everybody. For decades, too many working Americans went without the security of health insurance-and their financial well-being1 suffered because of it.
 
We've begun to change that. As the Affordable2 Care Act has taken effect, we've covered 17. 6 million Americans. Since 2010, the uninsured rate has decreased by 45%. And for the first time, more than 90% of Americans are covered.
 
If you haven't gotten covered yet, or if you care about someone who hasn't gotten covered yet, now's your chance. It's open enrollment3 season for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
 
What that means is, with a few clicks on HealthCare. gov, you'll find private insurance companies competing for your business. You can compare plans and choose the one that's right for your family. In fact, most Americans will find an option that costs less than $75 a month. Even if you already have insurance through the Marketplace, check it out. Shopping around can save you a lot of money-last year, consumers who shopped saved almost $400.
 
Take the story of a man named Phil Viso, who emailed me earlier this year. Phil's a software developer from my hometown of Chicago. Last winter, he had an idea for a new app and decided4 to start his own company. And that can be scary when you need to get your own insurance. But Phil logged on to HealthCare. gov, answered a few questions, picked a plan, and even found out he was eligible5 for a tax credit that saved him money.
 
Here's what he wrote: "I'm still sort of in shock about how great the experience of signing up for health care was…I will have a lot to worry about over the course of the year as I try to get my app released, but thankfully, good health care will not be one of those worries."
 
After he sent me that email, Phil ended up getting a new and better job anyway. But that's the whole point of health insurance. Peace of mind. And under the Affordable Care Act, if you want to change jobs, go back to school, or chase that new idea, you can do it without worrying about going broke if you get sick. If you've got a pre-existing condition-diabetes or cancer or heartburn or a heart attack-you can no longer be charged more or denied coverage6. You can no longer be charged more just for being a woman. And preventive care like checkups and immunizations now come with no additional out-of-pocket costs.
 
What we're talking about is no longer just a law, and it's certainly not the myths and scare tactics that the cynics have peddled7 our way for years. This is reality. This is health care in America. And the bottom line is, Americans like it. They're happy with their plans and their premiums8.
 
So join them. Give it a shot. Check out HealthCare.gov, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596 to find a plan that's right for you or someone you care about.
 
And by the way-if you live in one of the 20 cities participating in our Healthy Communities Challenge, I want to see how many of your neighbors you can get signed up. I'll come visit the city that enrolls9 the highest percentage of folks who aren't covered right now. That's a promise.
 
After all, this country is at its best when we look out for each other. And together, we can help more Americans get the security that they and their families deserve.
 
Thanks everybody. Have a great weekend.




  
1 well-being     
n.安康,安乐,幸福
参考例句:
  • He always has the well-being of the masses at heart.他总是把群众的疾苦挂在心上。
  • My concern for their well-being was misunderstood as interference.我关心他们的幸福,却被误解为多管闲事。


  • 2 affordable     
    adj.支付得起的,不太昂贵的
    参考例句:
  • The rent for the four-roomed house is affordable.四居室房屋的房租付得起。
  • There are few affordable apartments in big cities.在大城市中没有几所公寓是便宜的。


  • 3 enrollment     
    n.注册或登记的人数;登记
    参考例句:
  • You will be given a reading list at enrollment.注册时你会收到一份阅读书目。
  • I just got the enrollment notice from Fudan University.我刚刚接到复旦大学的入学通知书。


  • 4 decided     
    adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
    参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。


  • 5 eligible     
    adj.有条件被选中的;(尤指婚姻等)合适(意)的
    参考例句:
  • He is an eligible young man.他是一个合格的年轻人。
  • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海伦嫁给了一个中意的单身汉。


  • 6 coverage     
    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 peddled     
    (沿街)叫卖( peddle的过去式和过去分词 ); 兜售; 宣传; 散播
    参考例句:
  • He has peddled the myth that he is supporting the local population. 他散布说他支持当地群众。
  • The farmer peddled his fruit from house to house. 那个农民挨家挨户兜售他的水果。


  • 8 premiums     
    n.费用( premium的名词复数 );保险费;额外费用;(商品定价、贷款利息等以外的)加价
    参考例句:
  • He paid premiums on his life insurance last year. 他去年付了人寿保险费。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Moves are afoot to increase car insurance premiums. 现正在酝酿提高汽车的保险费。 来自《简明英汉词典》


  • 9 enrolls     
    v.[亦作enrol]( enroll的第三人称单数 );登记,招收,使入伍(或入会、入学等),参加,成为成员;记入名册;卷起,包起
    参考例句:
  • Enrolls the newborn register of names to print afterward and to mail. 录取新生名册随后打印并寄发。 来自互联网
  • The association enrolls 100, 000 members. 该协会拥有10万名会员。 来自互联网



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