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June 17, 2014



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

Healthcare analyst: Consumers should avoid purchasing low-cost insurance plans from a certain health insurance company that has been touted as a resource for those who need to reduce the cost of their monthly premiums. Although the low-cost insurance plan, which costs up to fifty percent less than other insurance plans, has short-term financial benefits, it does have a serious drawback: it does not cover brand-name drugs, thereby costing consumers as much as several hundred dollars per month.

In evaluating the columnist's position, it would be most useful for a consumer to determine which of the following?

(A) Whether the reduction in the cost of monthly premiums is likely to be greater than the monthly cost of brand-name drugs
(B) Whether the low-cost insurance plan covers medical procedures that require supplemental use of brand-name drugs
(C) Whether low-cost insurance plans offer consumers the same choice of physicians that higher-cost plans offer
(D) Whether the low-cost insurance plan covers the cost of generic alternatives to brand-name drugs
(E) Whether surveys indicate that consumers value drug coverage more than other aspects of a health insurance plan


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