SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation is a management simulation video game, developed by Thinking Tools and published by Maxis with assistance from the Markle Foundation for MS-DOS in 1994. It is a simulation of the U.S. Healthcare system. The game was released during Congressional debates on the Clinton health care plan. Due to the complexity of the game, SimHealth was seen as being very difficult. Armed with none of the tongue-in-cheek humor that Maxis’s prior games were known for, the only real link to the franchise was the SimCity 2000-inspired user interface.
We might have the game available for more than one platform. SimHealth is currently available on these platforms:
Text instructions (how to play on Windows)
- Download the DOS emulator, DOSBox, and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
- Download the “SimHealth_DOS.zip” file from the link above. Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
- Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the “SimHealth_DOS” folder to your desktop. You will need to use a software such as WinRAR to do this.
- Open the extracted “SimHealth_DOS” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
- Drag the file called “HEALTH.EXE” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
- Enjoy the game!
Additional files, patches and fixes
- Help us preserve history: We are looking for the game manual for this game. If you think you can help us locate a copy, please don’t hesitate to submit one by contacting us here.