- those who 'protect the stupid', are using this argument in exactly the same way as the 'think of the children' and 'terrorist' and 'pedophiles' so called arguments are used.
No, no it's not. I know there's no chance in hell of convincing you of that, but I'm going to try any way. When people profess "beware of terrorists," they themselves are giving in to fear. When people say "think of the children," they're giving in to fear. When people say "we're protecting the stupid," finally, they're fighting fear. Why? Because fear makes EVERYONE stupid. You, me, the guy down the block, Stephen Hawking, EVERYONE. When you're afraid, you'll do anything that might almost sort of work to help even if you need to squint a little, fudge the word "help," and sacrifice something you value. Health issues make everyone afraid, therefore they make everyone stupid. Why does it make everyone afraid? Because when you're gravely ill, you're facing death, and that's scary, either because you don't know what's on the other side, or because you don't like being weak, or relying on others, or some other reason. So, you're afraid, and desperately grasping for anything that will quell your fear. That's where the medical industry comes in, and why it's so important that there is impartial regulation on it. You are literally dealing with people at their most vulnerable and desperate time in their life. A governmental body is much more likely to be impartial than any industry-funded effort, and an impartial regulatory body with no appreciable means of enforcement of rules is worse than useless, so an outside private company with no mandate from the industry is also unable to perform the task.
Not sure where your off-topic rant about money comes from, but it's completely inconsequential, since cost of oversight is substantial, and for things like health, it's cheaper to manage a larger group where risks are defrayed over the largest group possible, and everyone knows Social Security is fucked because of an aging population that's not paying in as much as it's drawing out, and is too entitled to take a reduction in payments in order to save the system, thus proving the greed of people and their eagerness to screw over others to their own enrichment.