This assignment requires students to research government health programs that vary by state.
Refer to Box 11-3 in Chapter 11 and respond to the following questions:
-What are the benefits and drawbacks of having a health program that varies by state versus having one that is uniform across the country?
-Do you find that the positives of state flexibility outweigh the negatives or vice versa?
-Does your analysis change depending on what populations are served?
-Does your analysis change depending on whose point of view you consider?
-Is it fair that similarly situated individuals may be treated differently in different states?
-Does this occur in other aspects of society?