This is part of the problem that I see with the simplistic breakdown of the economy as freemarket versus government-dependent.
The entire business model of the Scooter Store was dependent upon tapping into the government, but how may of the people making their living off these Medicare-paid-for scooters would consider themselves living off the government largesse???
Largesse is defined as "Generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others."
Well we understand, or I hope we do, the govt depends upon private contracted businesses to deliver goods and services throughout the economy. There is no alternative. As for "living off the largesse" that assumes nothing of value is exchanged, which isn't so. So that is a misappropriation of the concept. A lot of of labor, capital, and risk are exchanged for this "largesse." What we have here at topic is a perversion of the system by the Scooter Store.
Now, this is not to say it's an ideal system as it is, or was; and I should have emphasized was, because the model (I won't delve into this inside baseball stuff) has been revamped by regulators resulting in a severe consolidation of DME providers, so that beneficiaries have and will to continue to fewer choices as the new model is rolled out nationwide. Lower quality products and poorer services delivered are the price for stronger govt intervention. A freer market approach was proposed to CMS that they rejected in favor of a more highly regulated, artificial one.