New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.
Top half, red on white, text: "I CAN'T / AFFORD TO / GET SICK." Bottom half, white on red. "I'M VOTING FOR / NATIONAL HEALTH / INSURANCE."
Despite virulent attacks that a national health insurance program was akin to "socialized medicine," President Harry S. Truman made a single comprehensive national health care program a key point in his 1947-48 presidential campaign.
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
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