power, states are required to provide vaccination to people against diseases and it also require license from the healthcare providers in order to provide healthcare services to thecommunity. While on the other hand, federal government is based on the power of Congress to regulate the interstate commerce. The federal government also can effectivelycontrol many aspects of healthcare through its power. Congress requires state to apply certain rules or laws as a condition of federal aid to the states. The federal government usetheir power as a buyer of the healthcare services in order to make the healthcare providers participate in the Medicare programs. The other way the federal government provide protection to patients’ rights is by voluntarily participating some of the skilled nursing facilities in to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Some of the activities are regulated by the state and federal both governments at the same time. there are several important goals can be achieved by the federal and state government such as protecting public health by controlling and preventing communicable diseases, protecting public fromthe bioterrorism, promoting quality of healthcare services (all the facilities and healthcare providers), by reducing costs and increasing access to healthcare, and providing and protecting health insurance in the community (Harris, 2007). References:Harris, D. M. (2007). Contemporary issues in healthcare law and ethics(3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
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