In a recent blog entry, The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan suggested the existence of a “deep state” within the national-security apparatus of the U.S. government.
She meant that the national-security bureaucracies are so deeply embedded in the American state that it is not possible for the political branches to control them. They do their own thing.
Fair enough. But I’d like to nominate another branch of the national bureaucracy as the “deep state”: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and its related agencies.
Read more at John Goodman's Health Policy Blog.