Most people would be (1) by the high quality of medicine available (2) to most Americans. There is a lot of specialization, a great deal of (3) to the individual, a (4) amount of advanced technical equipment, and (5) effort not to make mistakes because of the financial risk which doctors and hospitals must (2) in the courts if they (7) things badly.
But the Americans are in a mess. The problem is the way in (8) health care is organized and (9). (10) to public belief it is not just a free competition system. To the private system has been joined a large public system, because private care was simply not (11) the less fortunate and the elderly.
But even with this huge public part of the system, (12) this year will eat up 84.5 billion dollars——more than 10 per cent of the U.S. Budget—large numbers of Americans are left (13). These include about half the 11 million unemployed and those who fail to meet the strict limits (14) income fixed by a government trying to make savings where in can.
The basic problem, however, is that there is no central control (15) the health system. There is no (16) to what doctors and hospitals charge for their services, other than what the public is able to pay. The number of doctors has shot up and prices have climbed. When faced with toothache, a sick child, or a heart attack, all the unfortunate person concerned can do is (17) up.
Twothirds of the population (18) covered by medical insurance. Doctors charge as much as they want (19) that the insurance company will pay the bill.
The rising cost of medicine in the U.S.A. is among the most worrying problems facing the country. In 1981 the country’s health bill climbed 15.9 per cent——about twice as fast as prices (20) general.
1. [A] compressed [B] impressed [C] obsessed [D]. repressed
2. [A] available [B] attainable [C] achievable [D]. amenable
3. [A] extension [B] retention [C] attention [D]. exertion
4. [A] countless [B] titanic [C] broad [D] vast
5. [A] intensive [B] absorbed [C] intense [D] concentrated
6. [A] run into [B] come into [C] face [D] defy
7. [A] treat [B] deal [C] maneuver [D] handle
8. [A] which [B] that [C] what [D] when
9. [A] to finance [B] financed [C] the finance [D] to be financed
10. [A] Contrary [B] Opposed [C] Averse [D] Objected
11. [A] looking for[B] looking into [C] looking after [D] looking over
12. [A] which [B] what [C] that [D] it
13. [A] over [B] out [C] off [D] away
14. [A] for [B] in [C] with [D] on
15. [A] over [B] on [C] under [D] behind
16. [A] boundary [B] restriction [C] confinement [D] limit
17. [A] to pay [B] paying [C] pay [D] to have paid
18. [A] is being [B] are [C] have been [D] is
19. [A] knowing [B] to know [C] they know [D] known
20. [A] in [B] with [C] on [D] for
obsess迷住，使困扰。例如He was obsessed with the idea. 她一心想着那个念头。
解析：Something is available to someone：某人可以享受到……
Free education is available to all taxpayers.
例如，citizens amenable to the law，应该遵纪守法的公民。He was amenable to spending more time at home.他愿意在家多呆些时间。
attention注意, 关心, 关注, 注意力
exertion 尽力, 努力, 发挥, 行使, 运用
Vast amount of：大量的。
vast的用途比较广泛。可以用来形容体积，数量，程度，及强度。 近义词enormous。比如：vast amounts of investment巨额的投资
解析：intensive强烈的, 精深的, 透彻的。
intense强烈的, 剧烈的, 热切的, 热情的, 激烈的
例如，the excitement was intense非常激动intense pain剧烈的疼痛；intense colors，鲜明的颜色；intense effort巨大的努力；an intense student刻苦的学生
解析：Must后面用动词原形。To face = to be faced with：面对。
解析：Handle = to deal with：处理。Treat: 给……治病，对待。Maneuver：有策略、有手腕地对待、处理。
解析：Which引导的定语从句修饰the way。这里in which完全可以省略掉，变成：the way health care is organized…再比如：the way he treated his wife：他对待他妻子的方式 = the way in which he treated his wife。
Opposed to 和……反对，敌对，作对。
I am not averse to a dance party and a good meal after a week’s hard work.
The minister is averse to flattery.
I object to all this noise.
However, others strongly object to developing private cars.
He stood up and objected in strong language.
解析：looking for 寻找
looking into 调查
looking after 照顾；照看
looking over 检查，察看
解析：Which引导一个非限定性定语从句，修饰名词this huge public part of the system。非限定性定语从句不能用that修饰。
解析：To leave someone/something out：省略，忽略，不考虑。
The entire Chapter II was left out in the second edition.
To leave over：留下，剩下。
questions left over by history历史遗留下来的问题
解析：There’s no limit on…：……是没有限度的。
There’s no limit on the potential of the human brain.
解析：boundary界线；边界。例如，the boundaries of the country ，国界。界限；范围。例如：the boundaries of knowledge 知识范围。
Restriction限制。例如：restrictions for hunters对猎人实施的限制。a restriction against smoking in schools 禁止在学校吸烟 。
confinement (被)限制, (被)禁闭, 产期, 分娩。近义词imprisonment
limit, restrict, confine这三个动词的一般含义为“限制”或“局限”。
limit 指时、空、程度、量等方面的“限定”，其内涵是如果超出了这种限度就会受罚或遭到令人不快的后果；此外，这个词也常用来表示“局限” This driver received a ticket because he failed to limit his speed while driving in heavy traffic.
I limited myself to two modest ambitions. to do physical exercises every morning and to read more of an evening.
He seems to have only a limited intelligence.
似乎他的智力有限。 We must limit our expense to what we can afford.
restrict 区别于limit 的地方在于，restrict“限制”的是范围，而limit 侧重于表示“限制”到某个点
In democratic countries any efforts to restrict the freedom of the Press are rightly condemned.
The trees restrict our view.
confine 具有 limit 和 restrict 两者的含义，但 confine 的内涵是“约束”或“束缚”
He is confined to the house by illness.
The professor confined his remarks to scientific management.
limit 亦为名词。如：Didn’t you see the speed limit? confine 亦可用作名词
It did not, however, remain within the confines of his estate.
As I had created the embarrassing situation, I knew the kindest thing I could do was walk away.