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# The proposed regulation of medical insurance will do little to reduce

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The proposed regulation of medical insurance will do little to reduce health care costs for consumers. Even though the bill limits the amount doctors can charge per regular visit, it doesn't restrict what they can charge for special procedures, nor does it restrict the number of times a doctor can see a patient for the same problem. Therefore, instead of charging the patient once, the doctor can bill the patient several times, and the overall costs will not decrease.

The author's argument against the new legislation is based on:

A) suggesting that special procedures are often done when less expensive procedures would work just as well.

B) pointing out a loophole in the proposed regulation that will permit doctors to continue to charge patients the same amount of money.

C) implying that regulation of the health care industry is impossible.

D) suggesting that patients are unable to determine what appropriate health care costs are for any given medical problem.

E) suggesting that regular office visits are more costly than special procedures.

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09 May 2017, 00:22
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B seems to be right ..?
Pointing out a loophole in the proposed regulation that will permit doctors to continue to charge patients the same amount of money.

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11 May 2017, 00:11
A) suggesting that special procedures are often done when less expensive procedures would work just as well.
Author has indicated the special procedures, which Dr. suggest but there is not comparison / statement given regarding less expensive procedures.

B) pointing out a loophole in the proposed regulation that will permit doctors to continue to charge patients the same amount of money.

This seems more to be a conclusion. Doesn't bridge the gap between bill and general practice by doctors.

C) implying that regulation of the health care industry is impossible.
No such thing is mentioned in statement.

D) suggesting that patients are unable to determine what appropriate health care costs are for any given medical problem.
Yes, this may be one option. Patients can't validate if doctor is suggesting a necessary treatment or not.

E) suggesting that regular office visits are more costly than special procedures.

No, such statement is given in the argument.

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11 May 2017, 10:21
It has been clearly stated that doctors exploit the loop hole of the new policy. Option B rehashes the same point. B should be the answer. It's a defender type of assumption.
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11 May 2017, 11:39
The conclusion from the argument is that instead of charging the patient once,
the doctor can bill the patient several times, and the overall costs will not decrease.

From our initial understanding of the argument, the authors concludes that the patient will not benefit from this new legislation.
The reason for that is that a loophole will enable the doctor to claim similar, if not more fees.

A) suggesting that special procedures are often done when less expensive procedures would work just as well.
This is an irrelevant choice, because the question is not pertaining to any procedure.
It is a generic statement for the money being charged for medical treatment.

B) pointing out a loophole in the proposed regulation that will permit doctors to continue to charge patients the same amount of money.
C) implying that regulation of the health care industry is impossible.
Out of scope.
D) suggesting that patients are unable to determine what appropriate health care costs are for any given medical problem.
Here, the patients knowledge of the cost is not at question. Irrelevant
E) suggesting that regular office visits are more costly than special procedures.
This is an irrelevant comparison, which is never discussed in the argument.
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10 Nov 2017, 19:59
I am not sure whether this question will appear in the actual gmat. This question is not hard at all. Test takers can see from the choices that an assumption question can have such option choices.
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