|Вулфи||Дата: Воскресенье, 05.09.2010, 09:18 | Сообщение # 1|
|In the USA there are three levels of organized of medical service: the private doctor, the medical institution or hospital and the United State Public Health Service. |
The average American has a doctor of his own, whom he calls his “family doctor”. This doctor gives the patient regular examinations, vaccinations and medical advice. This doctor receives pay directly from the patient.
But some Americans with low income have no family doctor. They come directly to the hospital for all their medical needs. Here they are cared for by interns, residents (врачи, живущие при больнице) and the doctor who work there.
The considerable cost of medical care has led to the development of two new programmes by the Federal Government – Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare provides free medical care for all the Americans over 65. Medicaid provides free medical care for all those whose income is below a certain level.