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# City Official: At City Hospital, uninsured patients tend to

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City Official: At City Hospital, uninsured patients tend to have shorter stays and fewer procedures performed than do insured patients, even though insured patients, on average, have slightly less serious medical problems at the time of admission to the hospital than uninsured patients have. Critics of the hospital have concluded that the uninsured patients are not receiving proper medical care. However, this conclusion is almost certainly false. Careful investigation has recently shown two things: insured patients have much longer stays in the hospital than necessary, and they tend to have more procedures performed than are medically necessary.

In the city officialâ€™s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first states the conclusion of the city officialâ€™s argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
B. The first is used to support the conclusion of the city officialâ€™s argument; the second states that conclusion.
C. The first was used to support the conclusion drawn by hospital critics; the second states the position that the city officialâ€™s argument opposes.
D. The first was used to support the conclusion drawn by hospital critics; the second provides support for the conclusion of the city officialâ€™s argument.
E. The first states the position that the city officialâ€™s argument opposes; the second states the conclusion of the city officialâ€™s argument.

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01 Nov 2006, 10:10
Go for E

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01 Nov 2006, 12:12
I like C.

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01 Nov 2006, 13:25
Another one for E

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02 Nov 2006, 01:42
E from me too.

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02 Nov 2006, 01:53
E
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"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

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02 Nov 2006, 02:08
One more E

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02 Nov 2006, 02:13
E

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02 Nov 2006, 20:09
Can someone please explain why E. Thanks

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02 Nov 2006, 20:35
E for me..
City official says â€œ......even though insured patients......â€

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03 Nov 2006, 16:29
Critics of the hospital have concluded that the uninsured patients are not receiving proper medical care. However, this conclusion is almost certainly false.

1.The city official concludes that the critics are wrong - So A and B out
2. The second boldface portion is what the city official is saying, not what he is opposing. C out.
3. Between D and E, E is definitely better as the second boldface is the conclusion of the official's argument.

Straight E.

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03 Nov 2006, 19:59
Good..

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03 Nov 2006, 21:41
I was bit confused between (D) and (E) but
(E) seems to be a clearer choice.

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03 Nov 2006, 21:41
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