Americans are proud of the medical (S1)_________ made in this country. Medical scientists have found cures and (S2)_______ for many diseases. They have learned a great deal about cancer and heart disease. Many lives have been saved. American (S3)_______ are the most modern and best-equipped medical (S4)_________ in the world. But this degree of (S5)__________ has been expensive.
Medical care in the United States is expensive. There is no national health plan for Americans. But there are many programs (S6)_________ for the purpose. Many people have health plans at the companies where they work. Under these plans, the company pays a fixed sum of money regularly into a fund. Then when the (S7)_________ needs medical help, he can use money from the fund to pay for it.
Other people have health insurance. (S8)___________________________________________. In some medical plans, the insurance company is also the medical institution. People regularly pay the hospital directly. (S9)______________________________________________________.
The government has health insurance programs for older people, poor people and those with long term illness. (S10)____________________________________________________________.