Control healthcare and you can control the people.
Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
Remove the ability of the people to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
Take control of every aspect of the people's lives.
Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.
Remove the belief in God from the government and schools.
Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take the wealth from the wealthy with the support of the poor.