Saturday, February 25, 2012

Political Cartoonists Respond to Medicare

Volume 26:2 2009 / p. 333-351
Also see Cartoons (Medicare: A People's Issue)

Debates about health care policy are a rich topic for editorial cartoonists.

The 17 cartoons described here, from the period 1944 to 1986, cover the implementation of universal hospital and medical care insurance as well as the subsequent passage of the Canada Health Act.

These cartoons by Canada’s major cartoonists trace the issues arising from debates over Medicare with characteristic wit and vigour, as they draw on an existiing repertoire of visual imagery relating to doctors, patients and health care.

Read more HERE. (pdf)

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