Immortality News: A Novel. Creative Arts Books, 1999. 278 pp.
Managed care. Does it care? This compassionate, funny, and cheerfully satiric novel peels away the kindly face from those for-profit health insurance companies and special interest groups. Suppose science could indeed offer good health and very long lives to both rich and poor—would good health then be delivered?
In this story, some promising new medical research drives citizens to the breaking point. There are demonstrations in Washington, a Congressional investigation, and a blue-ribbon presidential commission. Meanwhile, a small number of private citizens, diverse in class and ethnicity, are confronted individually by some strange messages. When they discover one another, they watch the media circus together and decide whether to reveal their special information.