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Chelsea HastyHIM 5005.1 DiscussionGovernment RoleThe government has many roles and responsibilities with public assistance. When it comes to health care, the governments role is to provide the highest quality of care within the financial means. In 1965 the government introduced the Medicaid and Medicare to provide the larger amount of the population with insurance assistance (Straube, 2013). Some individuals have insurance through private-sectors and their employers. However, many people must use the Medicare and Medicaid programs to gain medical insurance covers. In a recent article, it was stated that the laws, regulations, policies, payment systems, and oversight of these huge federal programs have major direct and indirect influences on private-sector payers and the health care that is delivered to Americans not covered under federal programs (Straube, 2013). This basically means that all Americans can have the opportunity to

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