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State versus federal governance of health care

What are the arguments for and against state versus central (federal) governance of health care? Please provide references.

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There are strong arguments for state governance of health care. If the state manages healthcare, the needs of each individual states are more easily managed. The health care needs of the people differ from state to state. State control over health care empowers states to make tough decisions for their own well-being. For example, several states could have made health insurance compulsory based on the needs of their people. The state governments are more responsive to the health needs of its citizens. For example, the state government can quickly identify an epidemic outbreak and take steps to stop it. An empowered state government will allow it to provide health services that the people of ...

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Governance of health care by government is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.