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Cartoons: 100 years of health care debate [video]

A new history of health care reform looks at 100 years of partisan wrangling over medical insurance via more than 200 of the century’s best political cartoons.

University of Rochester historian Theodore Brown says the book’s broad sweep—from 1912 to 2008—helps to bring into focus many of the themes and political patterns that surface repeatedly over the decades.

The “political use of fear, hope, selective memory, and outright distortion will be seen as running threads in our health reform history,” he writes.

See the slideshow at Futurity.

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