Describe block grants, categorical grants, and unfunded mandates. How do they demonstrate fiscal federalism? Explain which funding mechanism states prefer. Why? Which funding mechanism does the federal government prefer? Why? Describe how both state and federal governments participate in the provision of medical care to low-income residents. In Arizona, low-income residents receive healthcare coverage through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). How is AHCCCS funded (e.g., categorical grants)? What are the eligibility requirements, and who sets them? How do the basic conditions set by the federal government constrain AHCCCS? Assess the effectiveness of federal aid to state and local communities, particularly as it relates to healthcare coverage.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 4.1: Analyze how policies, statues, or regulations impact the daily operations of a government institution.