Taking responsibility for your own well being is going to be almost mandatory in the future. No longer will we have the luxury of being passive consumers of healthcare managed and directed by others. Preventative healthcare will be extremely important. We will need to be active participants in our own care, and we will need to know a lot more about how our bodies work, what’s good and bad for them, and what to do when things go wrong. When we do need intervention by professionals, we will need to have ways of evaluating where to find the best care for the least cost. That is impossible to do within the healthcare/insurance system as it exists today in the US. That situation is simply unacceptable and needs to change.