Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

 It is currently 18 Jul 2019, 23:03

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Retired Moderator
Joined: 13 Apr 2015
Posts: 1676
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 200 Q1 V1
GPA: 4
WE: Analyst (Retail)
In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2016, 10:40
1
9
00:00

Difficulty:

65% (hard)

Question Stats:

63% (02:20) correct 37% (02:30) wrong based on 486 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer. Presently, governments do not have a reliable way of determining whether the symptoms for which these patients were treated for would have otherwise subsided without medical attention. However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

In the argument above, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a premise that the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion that has been based on that premise.

B. The first is a premise, of which the implications are in dispute in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that premise.

C. The first is a finding, the accuracy of which is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish the accuracy of the finding

D. The first is a premise that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion that rests upon further evidence within the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
Board of Directors
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4512
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2016, 12:50
2
1
Vyshak wrote:
In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer. Presently, governments do not have a reliable way of determining whether the symptoms for which these patients were treated for would have otherwise subsided without medical attention. However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

In the argument above, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a premise that the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion that has been based on that premise.

B. The first is a premise, of which the implications are in dispute in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that premise.

C. The first is a finding, the accuracy of which is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish the accuracy of the finding

D. The first is a premise that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion that rests upon further evidence within the argument; the second supports that conclusion.

Straightaway (B)

lets deconstruct the stimulus -

Quote:
In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer. Presently, governments do not have a reliable way of determining whether the symptoms for which these patients were treated for would have otherwise subsided without medical attention. However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

From the above stimulus we can find -

The Premises -

 In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer

Counter Premise -

 However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary.

Conclusion -

 .......in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

Thus the structure is -

Premises - Premises - Counter premises - Conclusion

Now go for elimination of options -

Quote:
A. The first is a premise that the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion that has been based on that premise.

B. The first is a premise, of which the implications are in dispute in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that premise.

C. The first is a finding, the accuracy of which is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish the accuracy of the finding

D. The first is a premise that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion that rests upon further evidence within the argument; the second supports that conclusion.

So , IMHO (B)

_________________
Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )
Manager
Joined: 25 Sep 2015
Posts: 104
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.26
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2016, 22:27
Vyshak wrote:
In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer. Presently, governments do not have a reliable way of determining whether the symptoms for which these patients were treated for would have otherwise subsided without medical attention. However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

In the argument above, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a premise that the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion that has been based on that premise.

B. The first is a premise, of which the implications are in dispute in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that premise.

C. The first is a finding, the accuracy of which is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish the accuracy of the finding

D. The first is a premise that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion that rests upon further evidence within the argument; the second supports that conclusion.

In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer
Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

A and D out - since Second part is not a conclusion.
E out - First part is not conclusion
C - links both the premises, which is not the correct.
B - correct.
Intern
Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 11
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Dec 2016, 14:53
rachitshah wrote:
Vyshak wrote:
In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer. Presently, governments do not have a reliable way of determining whether the symptoms for which these patients were treated for would have otherwise subsided without medical attention. However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

In the argument above, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a premise that the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion that has been based on that premise.

B. The first is a premise, of which the implications are in dispute in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that premise.

C. The first is a finding, the accuracy of which is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish the accuracy of the finding

D. The first is a premise that has been used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion that rests upon further evidence within the argument; the second supports that conclusion.

In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge by the government, visits per capita to the doctor are twice as frequent as they are in countries where healthcare is paid at least partly out-of-pocket by the consumer
Alternatively, in those countries where healthcare is not free, consumers often forego visits to the doctor except in cases of severe symptoms.

A and D out - since Second part is not a conclusion.
E out - First part is not conclusion
C - links both the premises, which is not the correct.
B - correct.

How is it that the second bolded portion of the argument is the conclusion. How is this an opinion? Isn't the sentence before the second bolded portion the author's opinion? " However, this information does not warrant the conclusion by some universal healthcare critics that in the countries with a higher frequency of doctor visits, about half of them are unnecessary. "
Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1503
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Dec 2016, 01:48
2
thehealthcareguy, I don't think anyone is saying that the second bold is the conclusion. It certainly isn't!

However, we shouldn't be studying this problem at all. Someone has just taken an official GMAT question, scrambled the order of the answers, and written a new stimulus that doesn't fit the answers properly. Take a look at the real thing and you'll learn much more:

in-countries-where-automobile-insurance-includes-102322.html
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan Prep GMAT Instructor | San Diego

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 4790
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Dec 2018, 15:37
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: In countries where healthcare is universal and provided free of charge   [#permalink] 24 Dec 2018, 15:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by