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The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 13:15
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The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute seriously ill patients because the community's critical-care beds are full is worrisome.Earlier this week, four of the six local hospitals ran out of space for the critically ill and had to turn people away.

Federal law requires hospitals to treat anyone who walks in. As a result of having to treat large numbers of uninsured patients, the emergency rooms often become an economic drain on their hospitals. Doctors now want to set up their own free-standing ambulatory surgical facilities and diagnostic centers. Critics contend this would leave hospitals with less revenue and the same number of indigents to treat.

A bill was recently introduced to phase out the need for a "certificate of public need" for non-hospital-based facilities, provided those facilities met stringent regulations and requirements. This would have made it easier to set up alternative facilities to help indigent patients. The finance committee balked at the hefty price and killed the bill, another casualty of a failed legislative session.

Unfortunately, the problem of access to medical care for those of limited means is not going to go away anytime soon and, despite the well-intended regulations, too-full hospitals compromise everyone's welfare. Healthy competition with small neighborhood surgical and diagnostic centers may be what is necessary to help dampen rising medical costs. But under no circumstances should the hospitals be forced to care for everybody without health insurance while competitors operate free of the burden of caring for those unable to pay.
1) Which of the following is a conclusion supported by the passage?
If doctors want to run their own facilities, they should be required to take in at least some of the indigents.
The government should provide health insurance for those unable to buy their own.
Voters should tell the finance committee members that they will not be reelected if they do not pass some new legislation.
Emergency rooms that turn patients away due to overcrowding are derelict in their duty .
The fundamental problem facing hospitals now is that health care costs have risen dramatically in recent years.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A


2) Which of the following best describes the tone of the passage?
neutral
positive
persuasive
angry
reverential
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C


3) Which of the following is cited as a factor which has contributed to the overburdening of hospitals?
I-Failure to pass legislation which would have mitigated the problem
II-Limited access to medical care for the poor
III-Federal law
I only
II only
III only
I and II
I, II, and III
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E


4) The author cites the failed legislation in order to show that
the legislature will never resolve this issue.
the finance committee does not care about the uninsured citizens.
there will always be uninsured hospital patients.
the legislature recently attempted to resolve this issue.
the doctors successfully lobbied the finance committee.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


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Re: The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute ser [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 14:40
1) Which of the following is a conclusion supported by the passage?

If doctors want to run their own facilities, they should be required to take in at least some of the indigents.
The government should provide health insurance for those unable to buy their own.
Voters should tell the finance committee members that they will not be reelected if they do not pass some new legislation.
Emergency rooms that turn patients away due to overcrowding are derelict in their duty . <<< Correct
The fundamental problem facing hospitals now is that health care costs have risen dramatically in recent years.

2) Which of the following best describes the tone of the passage?
Confused between A and E.

neutral <<<
positive
persuasive
angry
reverential <<< Respectful towards the medical community


3) Which of the following is cited as a factor which has contributed to the overburdening of hospitals?

Failure to pass legislation which would have mitigated the problem
Limited access to medical care for the poor
Federal law
I only
II only
III only >>>
I and II
I, II, and III

4) The author cites the failed legislation in order to show that
the legislature will never resolve this issue. >> Since even if the legislation passed, there will always be uninsured patients.
the finance committee does not care about the uninsured citizens.
there will always be uninsured hospital patients.
the legislature recently attempted to resolve this issue.
the doctors successfully lobbied the finance committee.
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Re: The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute ser [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 16:13
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Whenever you see a passage like this where seems to be a frequent shift in the contents and a bit cumbersome ALWAYS should be a red flag to threat it very carefully

try to simply and make the things more clear and simple

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Hospitals have to be reject even more poor patients without insurance; at the same time federal law says that the same patients have to be treated but this involves huge costs for the hospitals.

Even more doctors want to go away and open their own facilities and this put in a big trouble the same hospitals: less revenues and more patients.

A bill was introduced to fix this situation but failed. The situation at end is not of quickly solution in the short period.

In this scenario hospitals have an handicap: they have to give assistance to the patients; on the contrary the private facilities do not have this duty


1) Which of the following is a conclusion supported by the passage?

If doctors want to run their own facilities, they should be required to take in at least some of the indigents. Correct, because we can infer from the passage that private facilities should have a role in health care
The government should provide health insurance for those unable to buy their own. not stated in the passage
Voters should tell the finance committee members that they will not be reelected if they do not pass some new legislation. not stated in the passage
Emergency rooms that turn patients away due to overcrowding are derelict in their duty . not stated in the passage
The fundamental problem facing hospitals now is that health care costs have risen dramatically in recent years. we do not see those information in the passage

2) Which of the following best describes the tone of the passage?

neutral - rarely a passage is neutral, almost never this is a correct answer
positive - no
persuasive correct
angry - we cannot see this
reverential - reverential towards those ???

3) Which of the following is cited as a factor which has contributed to the overburdening of hospitals?

Failure to pass legislation which would have mitigated the problem
Limited access to medical care for the poor
Federal law

I only
II only
III only
I and II
I, II, and III

all 3 are cited in the passage E is correct

4) The author cites the failed legislation in order to show that

the legislature will never resolve this issue. we do not know this; from the passage at the moment legislature failed but we do not have enough information about the feature
the finance committee does not care about the uninsured citizens. irrilevant
there will always be uninsured hospital patients. we do not know for sure
the legislature recently attempted to resolve this issue. correct

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Unfortunately, the problem of access to medical care for those of limited means is not going to go away anytime soon and, despite the well-intended regulations, too-full hospitals compromise everyone's welfare


the doctors successfully lobbied the finance committee. not stated

OA : A C E D


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Re: The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute ser [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 00:57
It was a really nice passage but i took time got 2 correct

Can you explain the answer to last question

4) The author cites the failed legislation in order to show that

the legislature will never resolve this issue. we do not know this; from the passage at the moment legislature failed but we do not have enough information about the feature
the finance committee does not care about the uninsured citizens. irrilevant
there will always be uninsured hospital patients. we do not know for sure
the legislature recently attempted to resolve this issue. correct

it seems that author is sarcastic twds the committee for not passing than how can you select such low appealing answer i know other options are from being assumed but i went with B
pls explain
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replying to a pvt

The second answer regadrs the tone of the passage.

Generally speaking the tone (90% of the time) is or positive or negative, so right off the bat we can eliminate A

All the other answer choices do not fit the ball park

It is not positive to something or someone

It is not neither angry nor reverential..........it is persuasive because try to convey a meaning or convince that something is in some way, unfold in a certain way.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/persuasive

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Re: The recent news that local hospitals have had to reroute [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2014, 13:52
carcass wrote:
replying to a pvt

The second answer regadrs the tone of the passage.

Generally speaking the tone (90% of the time) is or positive or negative, so right off the bat we can eliminate A

All the other answer choices do not fit the ball park

It is not positive to something or someone

It is not neither angry nor reverential..........it is persuasive because try to convey a meaning or convince that something is in some way, unfold in a certain way.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/persuasive

Hope this helps


So the answer to that question is solely based on elimination?
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