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因为生活的地方偏远,每次我的祖父母需要看医生,都必须骑着被当地人称为 boda-bodas的摩托车前往25英里外最近的医院,来回路费需要50,000乌干达先令(约合13美元)。而后,由于他们最近因超龄而被迫退出医疗保险计划,他们必须自己掏更多钱来支付医疗账单。换言之,对于我的祖父母——和许多非洲老年人来讲——看医生不仅麻烦、昂贵而且非常罕见。


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