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Recent dental research shows that bacteria around the gum line produces a substance that in sufficient amounts can induce preterm labor in pregnant women and can cause heart disease by clogging arteries. Both medical outcomes add to payouts by health insurers to medical-service providers. The bacteria is best removed by a dentist or trained hygienist during a routine cleaning. One health insurer has calculated that it can reduce its payouts by reimbursing subscribers who are either pregnant or at high risk of developing heart disease for the cost of one professional dental cleaning per year.

Which of the following, if true, most stongly supports the assertion that the insurer's payouts to medical-service providers will decrease if it implements the reimbursement plan described above?

(A) Dental-hygiene regimens such as brushing or flossing can slow the accumulation of the bacteria-produced substance.
(B) Pregnant women typically crave sugary foods, which are proven to contribute to tooth decay.
(C) The risk of developing heart disease is greater for individuals with a family history of heart disease than for those with no such history.
(D) Individuals are generally less likely to postpone or forego inexpensive or free dental procedures than expensive ones.
(E) The dental health of pregnant women and heart-disease patients, as a group, are similar to those of the general population.
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01 Oct 2012, 11:40
Insurer's payouts to medical-service providers will decrease if people don't take advantage of the free dental cleaning.

D says this.
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12 Jan 2014, 08:43
PREMISE 1.- Recent dental research shows that bacteria around the gum line can induce preterm labor in pregnant women and can cause heart disease by clogging arteries.
PREMISE 2.- Both medical outcomes add to payouts by health insurers to medical-service providers.
PREMISE 3. - The bacteria is best removed by a dentist or trained hygienist during a routine cleaning.

CONCLUSION.- One health insurer has calculated that it can reduce its payouts by reimbursing subscribers who are either pregnant or at high risk of developing heart disease for the cost of one professional dental cleaning per year.

(A) Dental-hygiene regimens such as brushing or flossing can slow the accumulation of the bacteria-produced substance. BUT WILL THE PAYOUTS REDUCE... DOES'NT ANSWER.....INCORRECT

(B) Pregnant women typically crave sugary foods, which are proven to contribute to tooth decay....IRRELEVANT..WILL THE PAYOUTS REDUCE... DOES'NT ANSWER.....INCORRECT
(C) The risk of developing heart disease is greater for individuals with a family history of heart disease than for those with no such history..WILL THE PAYOUTS REDUCE... DOES'NT ANSWER.....INCORRECT..
(D) Individuals are generally less likely to postpone or forego inexpensive or free dental procedures than expensive ones....CORRECT ANSWER....WILL ALSO REDUCE PAYOUTS AS MORE PEOPLE GO FOR FREE DENTAL PROCEDURES
(E) The dental health of pregnant women and heart-disease patients, as a group, are similar to those of the general population...IRRELEVANT..WILL THE PAYOUTS REDUCE... DOES'NT ANSWER.....INCORRECT
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12 Mar 2014, 00:15
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Insurer's payouts to medical-service providers will decrease if people don't take advantage of the free dental cleaning.

D says this.

Your answer is correct but I guess your reasoning is incorrect (or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?)
D says people are less likely to miss the inexpensive dental cleaning which means people will take an advantage of it
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12 Mar 2014, 00:51
conclusion says the payouts will be reduced by health insurers....to strengthen it only D suffices. i.e. individuals wont postpone inexonsve or free dental checkups....which will incase reduce the payouts.

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12 Mar 2014, 18:45
Which of the following, if true, most stongly supports the assertion that the insurer's payouts to medical-service providers will decrease if it implements the reimbursement plan described above?

(A) Dental-hygiene regimens such as brushing or flossing can slow the accumulation of the bacteria-produced substance.
(B) Pregnant women typically crave sugary foods, which are proven to contribute to tooth decay.
(C) The risk of developing heart disease is greater for individuals with a family history of heart disease than for those with no such history.
(D) Individuals are generally less likely to postpone or forego inexpensive or free dental procedures than expensive ones.
(E) The dental health of pregnant women and heart-disease patients, as a group, are similar to those of the general population.[/quote]

err, if D didn't exist, B would be the next best answer IMO. Just food for thought.
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12 Mar 2014, 19:54
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Which of the following, if true, most stongly supports the assertion that the insurer's payouts to medical-service providers will decrease if it implements the reimbursement plan described above?

(A) Dental-hygiene regimens such as brushing or flossing can slow the accumulation of the bacteria-produced substance.
(B) Pregnant women typically crave sugary foods, which are proven to contribute to tooth decay.
(C) The risk of developing heart disease is greater for individuals with a family history of heart disease than for those with no such history.
(D) Individuals are generally less likely to postpone or forego inexpensive or free dental procedures than expensive ones.
(E) The dental health of pregnant women and heart-disease patients, as a group, are similar to those of the general population.

err, if D didn't exist, B would be the next best answer IMO. Just food for thought.

I do not agree. Argument doesn't even talk about tooth decay. The argument just says there is a bacteria which produces a substance and which in turn can cause preterm labor (or heart disease). Please rectify me, if I wrong.
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