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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?

(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.
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14 Oct 2009, 01:33
IMO A
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14 Oct 2009, 03:01
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.
Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.

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14 Oct 2009, 04:45
IMO A.
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14 Oct 2009, 18:21
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.
Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.

I don't see any apparent discrepancy or paradox in the question stem. It is frank and honest in supporting socialized medicine over private care. The question stem tries to justify that lower infant mortality rates itself indicate technological superiority but doesn't establish it strongly, I don't feel any strength in that statement personally. That is because socialized medicine itself means reaching out far and wide, which doesn't mean technologically superior medical facilities. Superiority comes with break-through evidences and inventions stuff. Looking at it in this way, Only option E comes to me as the flaw. The asserting statement isn't even an assertion, that itself is the flaw of the question stem.
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A in my opinion
reason:The lower infant mortality rate is because of wider accessibility rather than technological superiority
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23 Oct 2009, 04:55
A .OA pls
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27 Oct 2009, 07:00
It should be D.

See the catch here - in addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Here countries with Socialized medicine may also private sector system - this is not mentioned .

If there is no list made under these heads, the low mortality rate might be because of private sector system.

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27 Oct 2009, 09:34
I still feel like going with A
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27 Oct 2009, 09:38
One more for A....OA pls
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27 Oct 2009, 09:51
looks like clear A. OA?
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27 Oct 2009, 10:36
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Tricky question

the conclusion "socialized medicine is technologically superior" rests on the premise "lower infant mortality in places with socialized medicine"

The choice A introduces another element in explaining why infant mortality is lower--wider access to health care. If better access to health care is responsible for low infant mortality rate, socialized medicine is not necessarily technologically superior.
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27 Oct 2009, 21:43
A.

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28 Oct 2009, 03:45
+1 for E
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11 Nov 2009, 16:16
u mean E is OA ?

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12 Nov 2009, 18:21
Choice A looks like a good fit. PrincetonMBA2007 made some good observations.
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30 Nov 2009, 19:07
It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.
Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.--.The premise of the argument already mentions that socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than pvt sector system , so this cannot be the choice .(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement-->Only one left out (POE) .
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.-->Infact supports the argument's conclusion (D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”-->NA .This does not help find flaw .
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.-->The question asks to find flaw about the technological superiority so theres no questioning of the desirability of socialized medicine /

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30 Nov 2009, 23:10
The stem is to identify the flaw which says "technological superiority of socialized medicine".
and the conclusion is drawn from the lower infant morality rate. Any statement that gives an alternate to this will be the Flaw we are looking for.
IMO is A.
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01 Dec 2009, 07:56
The OA is A..
this question is from LSAT papers.
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