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# It is more desirable to have some form of socialized

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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?

(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.

Originally posted by kolla on 14 Oct 2009, 01:26.
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14 Oct 2009, 19:21
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.
Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.

I don't see any apparent discrepancy or paradox in the question stem. It is frank and honest in supporting socialized medicine over private care. The question stem tries to justify that lower infant mortality rates itself indicate technological superiority but doesn't establish it strongly, I don't feel any strength in that statement personally. That is because socialized medicine itself means reaching out far and wide, which doesn't mean technologically superior medical facilities. Superiority comes with break-through evidences and inventions stuff. Looking at it in this way, Only option E comes to me as the flaw. The asserting statement isn't even an assertion, that itself is the flaw of the question stem.
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23 Oct 2009, 05:47
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A in my opinion
reason:The lower infant mortality rate is because of wider accessibility rather than technological superiority
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27 Oct 2009, 08:00
It should be D.

See the catch here - in addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Here countries with Socialized medicine may also private sector system - this is not mentioned .

If there is no list made under these heads, the low mortality rate might be because of private sector system.

What is the OA ans source ?

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27 Oct 2009, 11:36
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Tricky question

the conclusion "socialized medicine is technologically superior" rests on the premise "lower infant mortality in places with socialized medicine"

The choice A introduces another element in explaining why infant mortality is lower--wider access to health care. If better access to health care is responsible for low infant mortality rate, socialized medicine is not necessarily technologically superior.
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12 Nov 2009, 19:21
Choice A looks like a good fit. PrincetonMBA2007 made some good observations.
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant morality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.
Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to medical care.--.The premise of the argument already mentions that socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than pvt sector system , so this cannot be the choice .(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and technological achievement-->Only one left out (POE) .
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.-->Infact supports the argument's conclusion (D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector.”-->NA .This does not help find flaw .
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the argument seeks to establish.-->The question asks to find flaw about the technological superiority so theres no questioning of the desirability of socialized medicine /

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01 Dec 2009, 00:10
The stem is to identify the flaw which says "technological superiority of socialized medicine".
and the conclusion is drawn from the lower infant morality rate. Any statement that gives an alternate to this will be the Flaw we are looking for.
IMO is A.
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01 Dec 2009, 08:56
The OA is A..
this question is from LSAT papers.
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03 Dec 2009, 01:28
IMO B

Can someone pls explain why A is correct. I agree with nandini's explanation above
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant mortality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?

(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to Medical care
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and Technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, "socialized" and "private-sector".
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the Argument seeks to-establish.

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07 Jul 2015, 01:56
Hello, this question is from old Lsat Papers. Im unable to reason the Correct Answer for this question.
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15 Aug 2015, 23:34
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As a doctor can say that lower infant mortality is not always because better access, the key role is effectiveness of care. You can make tens free visits and not get effective care

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16 Aug 2015, 13:47
Argument says technical advancement is the cause for low infant mortality rate....

A says systems allowing greater access may be the cause.
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16 Aug 2015, 13:59
gaurav22nitj wrote:
Argument says technical advancement is the cause for low infant mortality rate....

A says systems allowing greater access may be the cause.

I do not think that there is any causality in the argument.At the least, there may be a link/ relation between low infant mortality rate and technical superiority.
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+1 for option E.

It trying to establish a point by giving supporting evidences.
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It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant mortality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to Medical care
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and Technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector”.
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the Argument seeks to-establish.

Originally posted by rsaahil90 on 11 Oct 2015, 05:55.
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12 Oct 2015, 03:57
There are four common flaws in reasoning:
1. Improper comparison
3. Use of limited samples
4. Failure to consider complete picture

The flaw in this question falls in either no.2 or no.4
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12 Oct 2015, 11:16
rsaahil90 wrote:
It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector. Socialized medicine is more broadly accessible than is private-sector system. In addition, since countries with socialized medicine have a lower infant mortality rate than do countries with a system relying entirely on the private sector, socialized medicine seems to be technologically superior.

Which one of the following best indicates a flaw in the argument about the technological superiority of socialized medicine?
(A) The lower infant mortality rate might be due to the systems allowing greater access to Medical care
(B) There is no necessary connection between the economic system of socialism and Technological achievement.
(C) Infant mortality is a reliable indicator of the quality of medical care for children.
(D) No list is presented of the countries whose infant mortality statistics are summarized under the two categories, “socialized” and “private-sector”.
(E) The argument presupposes the desirability of socialized medicine, which is what the Argument seeks to-establish.

The argument: Motality rate of children in SM < that of PS
Conclusion: SM is technollogically superior to PS
Flaw: There are maybe other causal reasons.

(B) Out of scope. No one mention of economic system of socialism and technological achievement
(C) Irrelevant
(D) Irrelevant
(E) Not the case the argument stated
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