Mathew S. Anderson, 1882-1974
N 50° 58.334 W 104° 52.087
13U E 509259 N 5646745
Quick Description: Just outside of Bulyea Sask, this is a dedication one of our fathers of medicare.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 9/26/2011 11:47:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMCNYP
From his native home in Norway Mathew S Anderson was inspired by the state health care there, he campaigned from the mid 1920s for a similar system in Saskatchewan.
His plan was to have an annual fee of five dollars that would include unlimited access to a doctor, 21 days hospital care, and prescription drugs. As a Reeve for the RM of McKillop he did not have the authority to collect a levy. So Anderson worked with the provincial government to draft legislation for this levy. In 1939 the "Matt Anderson Bill" was passed. Health care districts based on this plan were later established.
Marker type: Cairn
Marker placement date: Not listed
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