Re: Prime Minister to Australians: All your hospital are belong to us.
I hate to tell you this, but once this has all transpired, and the states are stripped of their power and the federal government bloated, then the whackjobs take over control of the bloated federal government and bludgeon healthcare ceaselessly, while the powerless states stand by to do nothing because they have been stripped of their powers to do anything.
Bigger and more powerful national government does not always lead to desired outcomes.
Here, it was necessary to invoke a strong national government to counter the provincialism and ossification of moral standards which had come to pass in states, particularly in regard 'civil rights'. In the process, and since we'd already given the feds access to way to much revenue, the 'stronger' federal government became even more corrupted, because it was of greater benefit for the corrupters to corrupt.
Good luck with all that....I hope you can strike a sane balance between states and nation.