Star Trek: Voyager: Season 7, Episode 5

Critical Care (1 Nov. 2000)

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The Doctor is stolen from Voyager by an alien who sells him and his mobile emitter to a hospital on a densely-populated planet. He is activated in a cramped room filled with sick people and... See full summary »

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The Doctor is stolen from Voyager by an alien who sells him and his mobile emitter to a hospital on a densely-populated planet. He is activated in a cramped room filled with sick people and is made to treat them using only very basic equipment. When the administrators of the facility realise how skilled the Doctor is, they move him to another area of the hospital to treat more deserving patients. The Doctor is appalled to learn that the medical care that people are given is linked to their status in society and hatches a plan to make things a little less discriminatory. Written by Jonathan Stevenson

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This takes place in 2377. See more »

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When Chellick has the Doctor restricted to Level Blue, the Allocator transfers the Doctor around Level Blue as if Level Blue had holo emitters, in which case, the Doctor would not need his mobile emitter. See more »

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The Doctor: You know, Doctor, one way to increase your allocation of resources on Level Blue would be to increase the number of patients. I know at least a dozen people who should be treated for... arterial aging. Saving their lives would be just a side effect.
Dr. Dysek: Hmm... Perhaps we should have them transfered to Level Blue.
The Doctor: If you're looking for a second opinion, I concur.
Dr. Dysek: Well... Chellick, what do you think?
Chellick: It's absurd!
Dr. Dysek: We'd have to transfer you to Level Blue as well. You'd get your cytoglobin.
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And you thought ObamaCare was rough!
4 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, the Doctor is activated and shocked that he's NOT on Voyager. It seems someone stole his program and holo emitter and sold it! Until he can be rescued, he has to make the best of it. However, it's soon apparent that he's on a hellish planet and the medical treatment is allocated according to how beneficial you are to society. In other words, if you have a red designation, you get very little treatment--even if it isn't very expensive. But, if you're a blue, then you are in luck!

I liked this commentary on health care--it has a lot of parallels to today and I am sure the writer intended this. In addition, it's a dandy episode and you'll like the way Neelix deals with the thief. And, if you do watch it, look for Larry Drake (a regular on "LA Law" and in the "Darkman" films) as well as Jim O'Heir (Larry/Gerry/Terry/Gary from "Parks and Recreation) in one of his first roles. He's under a lot of make-up--so listen for his voice as he plays a man crying about losing his wife.


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