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SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation
SimHealth cover.jpg
Developer(s) Thinking Tools, Inc.
Publisher(s) Maxis Software
Designer(s) John Hiles
Platform(s) DOS
Release date(s) NA 1994
Genre(s) Management simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Media CD-ROM
Input methods keyboard and mouse

SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation, released by Maxis in 1994, is a management simulation of the U.S. Healthcare system produced with assistance from the Markle Foundation. It was produced only for DOS, and is difficult to locate on the market today, let alone play on a modern operating system. The game was released during Congressional debates on the Clinton health care plan.

An incredibly complex simulation, it was generally regarded as difficult and dry. Armed with none of the tongue-in-cheek humor that Maxis' prior games were known for, the only real link to the franchise was the SimCity 2000-inspired user interface. Noel Fritzinger, who with Lyman Orton first conceptualized CommunityViz, says that his inspiration came from seeing SimHealth and wondering if the same concepts could be applied to real-world land-use planning.

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SimHealth
Box artwork for SimHealth.
Developer(s) Thinking Tools
Publisher(s) Maxis
Designer(s) John Hiles
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Simulation
System(s) MS-DOS
Players 1
Mode(s) Single player
Input Mouse, Keyboard
Series Sim

SimHealth, released by Maxis in 1994, is a simulation of the U.S. healthcare system. Produced with assistance from the Markle Foundation, it is virtually unknown and difficult to find.

An incredibly complex simulation, it was generally regarded as difficult and dry. Armed with none of the tongue-in-cheek humor famous for Maxis games, the only real link to the franchise was the SimCity 2000-inspired user interface. Some also claimed that the game was unfairly biased towards more liberal healthcare programs. It was produced only for MS-DOS, and is almost impossible to locate on the market today, let alone play on a modern operating system.

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