Bitter Medicine, Part Two: Medicare in Crisis

Bitter Medicine, Part Two: Medicare in Crisis

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Part two of a 2-part documentary examining Canada's national health insurance system from its conception on the Canadian Prairies in the early part of the 20th century to its present state of crisis. This second part examines national Medicare 20 years after its inception and the bitter struggle among various authorities as they jockey to attain a position of power in a new scheme of things.

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  • director
    Tom Shandel
  • script
    Tom Shandel
  • producer
    George Johnson
    Tom Shandel
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • associate producer
    Penny Gurstein
  • photography
    Brian Hosking
    Andy Ormsby
    Kirk Tougas
  • sound
    Gerry King
    Mike Oldfield
    Norm Rosen
    Wolf Ruck
    John Uhthoff
  • editing
    Barbara Evans
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe
  • narrator
    Ann Petrie
  • music
    Jean Piché