Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Hoskins, R. G.,


History, Canadian.



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This is a history of the medical care insurance system in Ontario. I undertook this study in order to help explain a part of Canadian history that has been severely neglected. This is an historical account of the events that led to Ontario's acceptance of the national medical care insurance plan, and the consequent introduction of the Ontario Health Services Insurance Plan (OHSIP). After introducing OHSIP (1969) Ontario soon amended the program to the current OHIP (1972). A history of these programs would certainly be a logical extension of this study. At one time or another medical care treatment is required by everyone. For this reason it is important for society to understand its health care system, so that it can be improved for the present and future generations. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .H655. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0533. Director: R. G. Hoskins. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.