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Political Candidate: Government subsidized prescription drug

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Re: Political Candidate: Government subsidized prescription drug [#permalink]

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New post 19 Apr 2017, 05:33
The conclusion, or ultimate position, of the political candidate is that older and
disabled individuals should be offered drug coverage alternatives that, in contrast
to plans built around individual choice, do not force them to gamble with their
health. The first bold-faced statement is an observation that the candidate makes
about the appeal of the choice-based plans; the use of the phrase "deceptively
appealing" and the continuation of the argument makes it clear that the candidate
views the appeal of these plans as unfortunate. The second bold-faced
statement, that consumers cannot predict their future health needs, is an
assertion that the candidate uses to support his ultimate position that alternative
plans should be offered.

(B) This choice correctly states that the second bold-faced statement is a claim
that the candidate uses as evidence to support his ultimate position. However,
the first bold-faced statement is not an observation to which the candidate is
ultimately opposed; it is his own observation that the current prescription drug
plans are "deceptively appealing." His opposition is to the drug plans
themselves, but that is not the observation made in the first statement.

(C) CORRECT. The first bold-faced statement, that coverage plans centered
around choice are deceptively appealing, is an observation that the candidate
acknowledges as true but unfortunate. The second bold-faced statement—that
consumers cannot predict their future health needs—is an assertion that the
candidate makes to support his ultimate position that alternative plans should be
offered.

(D) This choice incorrectly states that the candidate argues against the
observation that choice plans are deceptively appealing to numerous
stakeholders. This is the candidate's own observation; though he does view the
fact as unfortunate, one cannot argue against one's own observation. Moreover,
the second bold-faced statement is not an observation; instead, it is a claim used
to support the candidate's ultimate conclusion that alternative plans should be
offered.
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Re: Political Candidate: Government subsidized prescription drug [#permalink]

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New post 26 Nov 2017, 17:58
i think the obvious flaw in B is "Evidence" in the second bold phrase. There is no evidence.
"completely opposed" is not so obvious.

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Re: Political Candidate: Government subsidized prescription drug   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2017, 17:58

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