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# In year X a total of 355 billion dollars was spent for

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In year X a total of 355 billion dollars was spent for [#permalink]  09 Dec 2004, 05:48
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In year X a total of 355 billion dollars was spent for health care in the US. 30 percent of which was spent by private health insurance companies. Was the amount spent for health care by the federal government's medicare program less than 60 billion dollars?

(1) In year X medicare spent more than 1/2, but less than 2/3, of the amount spent by the private health insurance companies for health care.

(2) In year X medicare spent 50 billion dollars less for health care than the amount spent by private health insurance companies.
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statement 1 tells us - gederal govt. may spend an amount betn 53.25 bn. \$ and 71 bn \$. Hence, insuff.

state 2- amt. spent= \$(106.5-50) bn.

Hence, suff.
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