Reality Check: In Reality

IN REALITY, government programs have a marvelous capacity to bulk up. Why should the overseer of an industry that makes up 13% of gross domestic product be any different? Remember the national health card that Clinton held up during his speech? Somebody will have to issue and keep track of millions of them. And if seven people on the National Health Board can scrutinize those huge new alliances all by themselves, God bless them. Ditto for the drug committee. Meanwhile, the state health alliances offer a fine breeding ground for bureaucrats. Those aren't federal bodies, but more government is still more government.