50th Anniversary of Medicare in Canada | rabble.ca

Medicare and class struggle | rabble.ca

This past July, Saskatchewan celebrated the 50th anniversary of medicare as the first province to achieve a public health insurance system in Canada. People’s Health Radio interviews health activist Maija Kagis to look back on the grassroots struggles and people’s organizing that led to this victory. This is followed by a discussion of the class politics of current efforts to dismantle medicare, efforts to defend it, and the need for a broader struggle for a health system that truly puts people’s health first.

Featuring music by Zachary Lucky, “Saskatchewan” and Sweatshop Union, “Lead the Way”.

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