Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Science Fiction Today: Health Care

The holographic Doctor from Star Trek Voyager. Image from http://www.blastr.com Copyright of Paramount Television.

The holographic Doctor from Star Trek Voyager. Image from http://www.blastr.com Copyright of Paramount Television.

At work today I got to listen to the ways in which the health care system is failing, not that I did not already know that. It does not matter, which side of the issue you are on I think everyone can agree that where it currently is does not work. Some of it is not necessarily about the level of care, but more about how much it costs and the hoops that you have to jump through in order to be covered by your insurance at times. The other part is who decides what something is actually worth versus the actual cost and who decides what medically necessary means? Some of these seem like very subjective reasoning. So instead of trying to talk about what the current situation I want to examine what science fiction mentions about health care. Continue reading