The latest target for federal regulation is medical laboratory testing. The FDA sees lab developed tests as the Wild West. This situation requires the FDA to be in charge of evaluating medical lab tests for both safety and effectiveness. Industry objections are met with liberal arguments that if the FDA does not regulate medical lab test, we might as well get rid of municipal health departments.
Some VA patients see government controlled medicine as a vast Stalinist gulag that can kill them with delays. Why do liberals always assume that government is actually going to help? Bureaucrats don't become saints in employee orientation. They stay just as self-interested as they were before they became civil service employees.
It amazes me that government is always looking for more responsibilities to take on, especially given their poor record at accomplishing most of the things they are already responsible for. Perhaps we should have a moratorium on expanding government responsibility until all of the fraud and abuse everybody talks about is reduced by a measurable amount.
My argument is that we have gone past the point of diminishing returns with governmental regulation at the federal level.