For the People’s Health

As I type these sentences in March of 2010, the U.S. government seems poised to pass a major health care overhaul, with the aim of providing coverage to more of the uninsured. This legislation is not as comprehensive as what was proposed by the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill of 1946. As you’ll see, the arguments for and against a national health care system are remarkably similar to those being proposed today. In support of the 1946 bill, the Physicians Forum published a pamphlet, For the People’s Health, with illustrations by Crockett Johnson.

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