|Bold ExperimentA Pioneer's Vision of Health Careby Matthew S. AndersonYour Nickel's Worth Publishing, Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain “dirt farmer” from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America’s first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan. This 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the true story of how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.
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