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Many low income families lack health insurance and must rely on either government programs or costly trips to a hospital emergency room to meet their health needs. A politician proposes to remedy this problem by offering low income families a significant rebate on their income tax. The rebate must be used by families to purchase private health insurance. The politician argues that this proposal will ensure that all low income families have private insurance.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously calls into question the viability of the politician’s proposal?

A. Some private health insurance plans are too expensive for a low income family to afford even after receiving the tax rebate.
B. Health experts believe that it is more economical to spend money on preventive care rather than to treat health issues after they develop.
C. The cost to government incurred by offering the tax rebate must be offset by raising taxes on other citizens.
D. Most low income families that lack health care do not file income tax returns because they make so little money.
E. Low income families pay income tax at a lower rate than any other income bracket.
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Many low income families lack health insurance and must rely on either government programs or costly trips to a hospital emergency room to meet their health needs. A politician proposes to remedy this problem by offering low income families a significant rebate on their income tax. The rebate must be used by families to purchase private health insurance. The politician argues that this proposal will ensure that all low income families have private insurance.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously calls into question the viability of the politician’s proposal?

A. Some private health insurance plans are too expensive for a low income family to afford even after receiving the tax rebate.
B. Health experts believe that it is more economical to spend money on preventive care rather than to treat health issues after they develop.
C. The cost to government incurred by offering the tax rebate must be offset by raising taxes on other citizens.
D. Most low income families that lack health care do not file income tax returns because they make so little money.
E. Low income families pay income tax at a lower rate than any other income bracket.



To weaken the argument the connection between the premise and the conclusion must weaken,while reading the argument we can see that the argument is of the planning pattern and to weaken the planning pattern we can call the viability of the plans success .Since the politicain proposes the plan for all poor/low income people the plan can be weakned by questioning that weather the poor people be able to afford it at the first plan or will they have sufficient returns after the income tax or do they even pay the tax..

A is out of scope of the argument as we are not comparing the insurance plans,Option B is also out of scope because it address an entirely different argument ,option C provides further details of the plan which does not weaken the plan but neither strengthens it.Option E is irrelevant information

Option D is the correct weakener as it clearnly states that why the plan will not work for all low income families.

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New post 17 Sep 2017, 23:53
good question.
A is wrong b/c of "some"
D is correct. Test takers should understand that tax rebates are based on taxes and taxes returns.

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New post 18 Sep 2017, 04:37
A & D are contenders.

As question asks for most seriously calls into question the viability of the politician’s proposal:

Best choice is D. ( Most people are not likely to be benefited from proposal).

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