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# What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the

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What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the conclusion indicator?

Can this problem be solved by elimination using causality ?

Health Care Plan doesn't cover annual checkups (X) -> Risk life of members (Y)

Does A have any cause - effect relationship ...Why is A wrong?

Why is C wrong?

Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members, who are unlikely to obtain care that is not covered by their health care plans, and who may have conditions that, if not detected early, are more likely to become fatal.

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a)Health care plans cannot save lives unless they also cover medical procedures that treat any potentially fatal conditions that are detected.

b) Many potentially lethal conditions are likely to be detected during an annual checkup.

c)Doctors who perform comprehensive annual checkups charge high fees, such that health care plan members cannot afford checkups that are not covered.

d)People who are members of health plans are more likely to have potentially fatal conditions than those who are not members of health plans.

e)People are less likely to purchase a health care plan that does not cover annual checkups, thus negatively affecting the insurers’ profitability.
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13 Jun 2011, 01:53
siddhans wrote:
What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the conclusion indicator?

Can this problem be solved by elimination using causality ?

Health Care Plan doesn't cover annual checkups (X) -> Risk life of members (Y)

Does A have any cause - effect relationship ...Why is A wrong?

Why is C wrong?

Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members, who are unlikely to obtain care that is not covered by their health care plans, and who may have conditions that, if not detected early, are more likely to become fatal.

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a)Health care plans cannot save lives unless they also cover medical procedures that treat any potentially fatal conditions that are detected.

b) Many potentially lethal conditions are likely to be detected during an annual checkup.

c)Doctors who perform comprehensive annual checkups charge high fees, such that health care plan members cannot afford checkups that are not covered.

d)People who are members of health plans are more likely to have potentially fatal conditions than those who are not members of health plans.

e)People are less likely to purchase a health care plan that does not cover annual checkups, thus negatively affecting the insurers’ profitability.

Its clear B
trying negating B ;
Many potentially lethal conditions are NOT likely to be detected during an annual checkup
It is weakens the conclusion . hence the answer
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13 Jun 2011, 01:56
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siddhans wrote:
What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the conclusion indicator?

Can this problem be solved by elimination using causality ?

Health Care Plan doesn't cover annual checkups (X) -> Risk life of members (Y)

Does A have any cause - effect relationship ...Why is A wrong?

Why is C wrong?

Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members, who are unlikely to obtain care that is not covered by their health care plans, and who may have conditions that, if not detected early, are more likely to become fatal.

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a)Health care plans cannot save lives unless they also cover medical procedures that treat any potentially fatal conditions that are detected.

b) Many potentially lethal conditions are likely to be detected during an annual checkup.

c)Doctors who perform comprehensive annual checkups charge high fees, such that health care plan members cannot afford checkups that are not covered.

d)People who are members of health plans are more likely to have potentially fatal conditions than those who are not members of health plans.

e)People are less likely to purchase a health care plan that does not cover annual checkups, thus negatively affecting the insurers’ profitability.

Its clear B
trying negating B ;
Many potentially lethal conditions are NOT likely to be detected during an annual checkup
It is weakens the conclusion . hence the answer

What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the conclusion indicator?
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13 Jun 2011, 02:10
Hi

This entire statement does not have a conclusion keyword indicator, so you have to deduce the conclusion logically. That means that we have to find what does the speaker believe in :

Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members, who are unlikely to obtain care that is not covered by their health care plans, and who may have conditions that, if not detected early, are more likely to become fatal.

Clearly, this is the conclusion - "Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members".

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13 Jun 2011, 02:14
siddhans wrote:
What is the conclusion in this argument and what is the conclusion indicator?

Can this problem be solved by elimination using causality ?

Any health care plan that does not cover comprehensive annual checkups is risking the lives of its members, who are unlikely to obtain care that is not covered by their health care plans, and who may have conditions that, if not detected early, are more likely to become fatal.

Sentence marked blue is the conclusion.
rest of the sentence describe the nature of such people.
One has to find the reason that how the health of such people is being risked ?

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a)Health care plans cannot save lives unless they also cover medical procedures that treat any potentially fatal conditions that are detected. -- Procedures are not the subject discussed here.POE.

b) Many potentially lethal conditions are likely to be detected during an annual checkup. Hold.

c)Doctors who perform comprehensive annual checkups charge high fees, such that health care plan members cannot afford checkups that are not covered. Money os out of focus here.POE.

d)People who are members of health plans are more likely to have potentially fatal conditions than those who are not members of health plans. -- Two groups are compared here.Not relevant. POE.

e)People are less likely to purchase a health care plan that does not cover annual checkups, thus negatively affecting the insurers’ profitability. -- Insurance company profits are of least concern here. POE.

Casualty link chain can be :

Insurance not covering yearly check up ---> Fatal conditions are detected in early check up ---> patient's life is risked,as he/she is not covered.

One can very well see that there is a reasoning gap here in the argument as to how the patients health is being risked.

C also provides a link here,but it leaves a loose end.This loose end is even if the patient is not covered,how is health is being risked ? May be/May not be type answer option.
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