Editorial: The government should not fund any part of its health services with lottery revenue. These health services...

Iris on September 6, 2020

Can you explain the answer choices?

I was between B and D and chose D.

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Victoria on September 23, 2020

Hi @iris.diaz823,

Happy to help!

The editor concludes that the government should not fund any part of its health services with lottery revenue.

Why? Because health services are essential and lottery revenue could decline in the future, leaving the government scrambling to make up a shortfall.

Answer choice (D) is incorrect because this principle fails to support the conclusion. Rather, it only partially supports one of the premises.

On the other hand, answer choice (B) supports the entire argument. If essential government services must be funded from reliable sources of revenue, then it makes sense that health services should not be funded by lottery revenue because they are an essential service and lottery revenue is unreliable.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.