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17 American Healthcare Memes That'll Remind You To Never Ever Get Sick

It's no secret that the American healthcare system isn't known for being the best in the world. If you're poor and need to have some sort of procedure done in a hospital, you can look forward to a hefty bill that may or may not put you into debt for years to come. And if you aren't fortunate enough to receive a health insurance plan through your employer? Well, we don't even want to think about that...

Here are 17 memes and tweets that highlight the trials and tribulations of health insurance in America!

american healthcare memes, health insurance memes | Please help him, he's dying does he have insurance tho Pokemon Pikachu nurse Joy | Jason O. Gilbert O @gilbertjasono traveled all over this great country and Americans are clear: They love finishing up their 14-hour shifts Amazon warehouse by driving until sunrise Uber all so they can afford single vial Insulin
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Doctor Clears Up Some More Coronavirus Misconceptions On Twitter

Dr. Faheem Younus has a couple things going for him right now. He's an infectious disease expert, and he's got quite the Twitter following. He's been using these powers for good as people cope with coronavirus fears. Younus shared a thread recently that busts some common myths about the pandemic, and now he's back with a sequel. Doctors are working on the clock to learn about this illness, and we're glad that one of them is here to share wisdom with us. 

Twitter thread from Faheem Younus about common coronavirus myths, covid-19 | Faheem Younus, MD O @FaheemYounus COVID Myth-busting Thread: To0 many myths floating around. Here's part 2. 1/10: Avoid shipped packages/gas pumps/shopping carts/ATMS or die. Wrong. Coronavirus surface survival is one thing surface causing an infection is another. Wash hands; live life 3:41 PM 3/22/20 Twitter Web App | 2/10 can catch COVID-19 ordering takeout food/Chinese food or packaging food Wrong. COVID-19 is
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Doctors' Best "Asking For A Friend" Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for doctors to share their best stories of people coming in, and seeking them out to ask for professional medical advice for their "friends." Folks have a funny blindness they apply toward not knowing how obvious it is that they're asking advice for themselves, from doctors. At least the doctors seem to take it in stride, and exercise an understanding of the process. 

Doctors share their best stories about people "asking for friends" when it was probably for them | Freyja_the_derpyderp 9h My father is doctor and he got call once middle night his call share doctors patient man asked do about bump on his "friends" arm he scratched and something came out. He mentioned leaking little oil now zit. He scratched pimple. Woke whole family up at 3 am because he had page my dad over zit.
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People's Silver Linings To Being Quarantined

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to describe the sliver linings they've managed to find in their lives, amidst the quarantine. The Coronavirus has surely thrown much of the world into a spiral of panic and fear, and amidst that storm of chaos, it's nice when folks are able to find the silver linings when they can. Everyone stay safe out there, and wash those hands!

People share their upsides to being quarantined in AskReddit thread | cwtguy 5h No driving work gives two hours my life back with my son each day and saves few hundred bucks month gas.
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Clearly Conan O'Brien is taking this Coronavirus pandemic in some kind of stride. Not sure what's going through his head at this moment. 

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Quarantine Moment: Limited Food Options Plus Coronavirus Emotions Equals Nickname

People on Twitter are doing what they can to keep it light. This time we've got folks hatching up nicknames that are inspired by their limited food options and emotions being felt, while in quarantine. The results are pretty great. 

Limited food options plus your Coronavirus emotions equals your nickname | tweet by elan gale @theyearofelan quarantine nickname is feel right now last thing ate out cupboard can call angry chili mango"
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Quarantine Moment: Twitter Goes In On Hawaiian Punch

Amidst these strange and troubling times of quarantine due to the Coronavirus, people have decided to go in on Hawaiian Punch. Yes, Hawaiian Punch is being slandered. Twitter yet again finds a way to keep itself preoccupied. 

People on Twitter are going in on Hawaiian Punch drink | tweet by happienatalie love twitter is randomly coming Hawaiian Punch. Isolation really got us thinking
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Quarantine Moment: People Vent About Wanting Haircuts

Due to the Coronavirus barbershops and salons across the globe are shutting down. Makes sense. With that development, people are coming to the terms with the inevitable nature of their hair, and that it will grow, grow, and grow some more. And after all that growing, will come some new and unplanned hairstyles. 

People on Twitter bond over how badly they want haircuts | the simpsons pointing at each other Christopher Maciuba @ChristopMaciuba Replying pattymo First day out quarantine SPRN
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Chilling Twitter Thread Describes The Dire Situation At NYC Hospitals

Despite the fact that COVID-19 has been around since November, many countries (and people) are still figuring out how to grapple with the outbreak as it worsens in countries like Italy and the United States. Unfortunately, hospitals stateside are already reeling from Coronavirus cases. Author Evan Siegfried took to Twitter last night with a chilling update from one of his friends who works at a New York City hospital. The nurse describes an alarming situation that's a combination of under-staffing, lack of supplies, and a serious need for blood. We sincerely hope that people stop hoarding medical supplies so that the professionals can take care of the people who really need help.

Informative Twitter thread about how hospitals are unprepared for covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, lack of supplies, medical | Evan Siegfried @evansiegfried Friend mine is nurse at major NYC hospital. Texted her see she's doing with pandemic she had say terrifying. First, she is trained blood pathology, but her whole department has been shifted Coronavirus response. 1/6 They're dangerously short on supplies. Her entire floor, roughly 30 people given two boxes masks total 100 hospital has told them
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Plans People Cancelled Because Of Coronavirus

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the various plans they've had to cancel, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. As time passes on by, pretty much everything as we know it seems to be getting cancelled. It's a strange time, and the futility of planning has never been felt more painfully. Everyone stay safe out there, and wash those hands!

People share the various plans that they cancelled in response to the Coronavirus outbreak | reddit posted by Iforgotmyother_name 14h My gym time. And apparently eating since everyone wants buy up everything at stores. pic of a grocery store
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Doctor Debunks Ten Coronavirus Myths

Faheem Younus, is the Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Infectious Diseases at University of Maryland (UCH). He shared a Twitter thread that aims to debunk 10 common myths surrounding the Coronavirus. Hopefully, folks catch wind of this information and work to spread it to others that might be caught up in the otherwise disorienting whirlwind of misinformation. If you're looking for more information about the Coronavirus, check the CDC for regular updates

Doctor debunks multiple Coronavirus myths on Twitter with facts | Separating facts and fiction started this tweet Faheem Younus, MD @FaheemYounus So hearing many myths about #COVID-19 and would like quickly clear record. Coronavirus will go away Sumer months. Wrong. Previous pandemics didn't follow weather patterns plus as enter summer, there will be winter Southern Hemisphere. Virus is global. O137K 12:06 AM Mar 17, 2020
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Quarantine Moment: People Share Their Most Meaningful Possessions

Here we are with a fresh and wholesome self quarantine moment. In this particular case, people on Twitter are sharing images of their most valued possessions. People collect some pretty dang cool things. We're talking armor, swords, strange packs of cigs, stuffed animals, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of. 

People on Twitter share images and updates of their most meaningful possessions | tweet by Isaac Fitzgerald @lsaacFitzgerald l'l go first. This is small) sword given by King Bhutan over decade ago.
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Ex-Insurance VP Unmasks The Sleaziness Of Insurance Companies During COVID-19

Wendell Potter, ex-Cigna vice president and general good Samaritan, took to Twitter to expose the sketchy practices of the American health insurance industry. Not that you needed more bad news in these trying times of the coronavirus pandemic, but this thread is extremely informative and important to share with anyone in your life who believes that the American healthcare system doesn't need to be reformed. On a marginally more humorous note, here are some American healthcare-related memes!

Interesting and depressing Twitter thread about insurance companies profit-motives during the coronavirus epidemic | Wendell Potter @wendellpotter WORD WISE During this coronavirus crisis, keep an eye on every move my old industry: health insurers. Behind PR spin, they will be doing everything they can deny care maintain profits, while making look like they're heroes. Here's look 1/10)
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Brit Living In Italy Talks Some Sense About Coronavirus

Coronavirus has inspired all kinds of irrational responses hatched from a place of pure and senseless hysteria. Some folks are trying to spread the logic and the facts amidst the storm of otherwise confusing and conflicting information. This British woman living in Italy, decided to share a Facebook post about what life looks like while living in a place that's on lockdown. 

Brit living in Italy during Coronavirus lockdown talks some sense about the results | As Brit living Italy, here are some things need know: Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and have queue get yes s ball-ache) but they are OPEN. EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue arrive so fucks sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!
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Twitter Thread: A Registered Nurse's Tips On Treating The Coronavirus

A registered nurse pulled through with a seriously helpful Twitter thread on what to do if one gets the Coronavirus. If anything, this information could do wonders for anyone caught up in a stressful predicament of not knowing what to believe, with conflicting information coming from all over the place. 

A registered nurse shares a helpful Twitter thread on how to manage having the Coronavirus | smashingteacups @smasheroteacups know all tired hearing/talking about but one thing T HAVEN'T really seen going around is advice happens if DO get coronavirus (many us will only advice try AVOID So as friendly neighborhood RN wee thread: 7:06 AM 11 Mar 20 Twitter iPhone Tweet reply
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Look at those brilliant, glowing mountains of TP. It looks like this particular warehouse is in no short supply. How about that Dutch laughter? The icing on the cake really.