Problems in the 'disease industry
However, sickness also means big business and this sickness industry (which is what healthcare is today), unfortunately, profits from sick people.
There is so much money involved in this disease industry that it is no problem to use expensive lobbyists who can have a foot in the door at a high political level to bend laws to their will in order to help this disease industry to get more business.
In particular, the big pharmaceutical companies (together often called Big Pharma) use their lobbying to create government policies that benefit their business.
And the only way for Big Pharma to sell more drugs is to have more sick people. So they have the most to gain from the health of the population getting worse.
For this reason, Big Pharma uses its heavy lobbying effort in the area of vitamins, among others, to achieve both national (as in the Netherlands for vitamins A, D and B6) and European regulation.
Their aim is to bring about laws and regulations that impose limits on the EU population in terms of permissible daily amounts of vitamins and minerals.