Monday, July 25, 2011

The pros and cons of medicare: CBC 1962

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
July 22, 1962

The opposing sides in Saskatchewan's Doctors Strike are split by differing philosophies on the benefits of centralized medicine. The doctors, led by H.D. Dalgleish and E.W. Barootes of the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons, say government controlled health care threatens both their profession's freedom and the individual rights of the province's residents. Saskatchewan's CCF government (Premier Woodrow Lloyd), however, believes the public good can only be upheld by replacing private interests with a central, universal system.

Watch the CBC video HERE.

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