You mentioned the energy industry. Do you have an example of where the federal government gave Exxon Mobil a check to fund, let's say, a new chemical processing plant?
Or, said, hey, HCA we have all this federal land available, why don't you stick a new hospital on our land and we will lease it to you for peanuts or even free.
Obviously, different industries are on different government teets based on the needs of the industry. But, if you think, as your post stated, that health care is the only one, you are just plain wrong.
You are applying your logic to try to make a false point. No, the federal government doesn't write checks to the largest company in the oil industry to build capital assets. But, let me ask you, does Exxon Mobil pay market value royalties on plots owned by the federal government or are those often reduced?