In the United States, health care has passed. Some people are pleased, some are not and others are even indifferent. So let's talk about video games!

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To mark the occasion, here are five doctor-type games.

SimHealth


From the folks who gave us SimCity and The Sims, SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation was released in 1994, during the Clinton health care debates. It's not exactly a fun or funny game — but neither is health care, no?

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Dr. Mario


From saving the princess to playing tennis, Mario can do it all. Add prescribe red, yellow and blue pills to kill bacteria.

Theme Hospital


By creating facilities, players design a hospital to attract patients. Unlike SimHealth, Theme Hospital is fun and funny. Patient diseases include the Uncommon Cold and Hairyitis.

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Trauma Center


The Trauma Center series from Japanese game company Atlus do a fine job of reproducing nail biting surgery on the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii.

Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon


It's been called health class meets Contra. While maybe not even a decent game, it certainly is *interesting* in the loosest sense of the word.