This is a CPAP mask. It is mine. I used it for many years. A piece of it finally broke and I need a new one.
I went to a store at the mall that sells them. They had what I needed. I was ready to buy it.
The government would not allow this voluntary transaction to take place. Because the government must approve of this sale between a willing buyer, me, and a willing seller, the store.
This transaction can not occur unless the government gives its permission.
I was not trying to buy a narcotic drug. I was not trying to buy any drug whatsoever. I was trying to buy a new mask to replace an old one.
What possible government interest is served by preventing me from buying this piece of equipment? I have contacted my government licensed doctor's office so I can get the permission slip and the transaction can be properly logged and monitored by the government. This will take a few days.
In the interim, I am without the equipment.
So, to those statephiles who want even more government control of healthcare, perhaps you would like to rethink your desire.