Medicine 11

TOPIC

Is medical care too expensive in Japan?
(日本の医療は高すぎるか?)

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Advocate

Advocate: Some people say medical care is too expensive in Japan but I believe for now medical expense is much lower than other countries.
(主張:日本の医療は高すぎるという人もいるが、今のところほかの国に比べてとても安い)

Why?

@: The public health insurance system which includes the National Health Insurance and health insurance offered at workplaces is available in Japan.
(職場での国民健康保険や健康保険など公の健康保険が日本では利用できる)

補足:

国民健康保険が7割を支払ってくれる。

救急車を呼ぶと結構なお金がかかる国が多いが、日本ならタダ。

A: However as the number of elderly people increases, medical expenses are currently raising at a rapid rate.
(しかし、高齢者の数が増えるに従って医療費が急激に上がっている)