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Why does the US Government care so much about controlling the

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Why does the US Government care so much about controlling the media through the FCC but leaves something like health care up to capitalism?
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Healthcare is clearly not left up to capitalism, it's by far the most regulated industry in the US. Insurance companies can't even sell across state lines. Some medicines can be sold in one state but not others. Often, companies are granted monopolies in certain states. The US government spends more on healthcare than any other program, including the military.
The FCC, like healthcare regs, is designed to give big companies monopolies. It created barriers to entry so that Murdoch and the like can have a monopoly on the media.
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>>965989
That's the way the health insurance companies want it. Google "crony capitalism" if you want to learn more. Insurance lobbyists wrote Obamacare, they love the bill.
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>>965991
Exactly, as always the well wishers who wanted to "save" the US Healthcare system held hands with those big companies who wanted to create barriers to entry into the market.
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>>965993
Obama gave us the worst of both worlds. Subsidized private insurance with no control over costs.
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>>965789
>do you even social engineering?
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>>965789
lol
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>>965789
If the US government regulated media as much as it regulated healthcare:
>Everyone would be required to buy cable or else pay a fi-- I mean tax
>Every cable service would be required to carry at least a core block of 10000 channels
>If you watched a TV other than the one you owned you'd have to pay a hefty "out of network" fee to the cable operator
>You can watch a program on your TV and then find out afterwards that the program wasn't covered by your subscription and have to pay for it
>Your cable bill would increase by 10-25% per year, every year
>If you run a business of any meaningful size you would be required to provide TVs for your employees
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>>967140
This is why the government just needs to stop.
When you put healthcare into words everyone can understand, it shows it's ludicrous.
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If only it were up to capitalism, if only it were :(
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The fcc regulates media on public airwaves. Not media. Subtle difference
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>>965989
That picture irritates my autism. It should be "Where we're going, we won't need roads." That makes it a better BTTF quote.
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