An Operation Fraught With Risks

It will be one of the most visible campaign issues in 1992: How to reform America's $733 billion health care system. It was critical last November, when Democrat Harris Wofford, calling health care "a basic right," upset former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh in a Pennsylvania Senate race. Now, nearly every candidate is peddling a fix-it plan. Jokes Aetna Life Insurance Co. President Ronald E. Compton: "Health care is a growth industry for politicians."

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