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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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Twitter Thread: Italy's Coronavirus Experience

Twitter user @JasonYanowitz shared a Twitter thread that details the progression of Coronavirus over in Italy, and what's been seen of how it's impacted the area, and the people living there. 

Twitter thread breaks down the progression of Italy's Coronavirus experience | Yano @JasonYanowitz If still hanging with friends, going restaurants/bars, and acting like this isn't big deal, get shit together following thread is taken an Italian citizen. As they put rest world have no idea 's coming." As think everybody knows, Italy is on quarantine because coronavirus outbreak. This situation is bad, but 's worse is seeing rest world behaving as if isn't going happen them know thinking because
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Twitter Thread: Computational/System Biologist Shares Thoughts On COVID-19

Twitter user @BallouxFrancois works as a computational/system biologist, who additionally spent 5 years modeling world class pandemic responses. He proceeds to break down all the things that he (doesn't) know. Just a little bit terrifying. 

Computational biologist breaks down how he sees the Coronavirus shaking out | Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois should be qualified comment on covid-19 pandemic computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years world class 'pandemic response modelling' unit this thread will summarise believe don't) know 1/12) 10:39 PM Mar 14, 2020 Twitter Web App 19.4K Retweets 46.3K Likes Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois Mar 14 Replying BallouxFrancois After having spent
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Twitter Thread On American Healthcare Vs Everywhere Else In The World

This Twitter thread highlights some of the differences experienced with the American healthcare system vs other places in the world. Not only that, but it maps out how a vacation could potentially be cheaper than a visit to the dentist to fix up those teeth. 

Twitter thread highlights the differences of American healthcare vs everywhere else in the world | tweet by Kyle McLain @FarmboyinJapan An American client mine experienced medical emergency while Tokyo insisted go hospital. However, she tears, screaming she couldn't afford and absolutely didn't want go grand total her uninsured emergency room visit Tokyo 33
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Dumbest Things Surgeons Had To Remove From People

Sometimes people put foreign objects in their bodies. On purpose. And then they get stuck (shocker!) Sometimes people get things inside their bodies that shouldn't be there, by mistake. Regardless of how the stuff gets in there, sometimes surgery is the only way for it to be removed safely. Reddit asked the surgeons of the world for the weirdest things they've ever have had the misfortune to unearth from patients' bodies, and some of the answers are so strange, it's kind of terrifying. People truly know how to turn their bodies into junkyards. Here are some of the weirdest answers we found. 

surgeon medicine Reddit funny surgeon doctor remove people operation | Salty_Knees Son Doctor here. My dad removed an entire peeled sweet potato someone's colon once. He swore he had just slipped and fell on.
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Doctor Memes For Anyone Trying To Avoid Those Medical Bills

Honestly, none of us can afford to go to the doctor anyway, so let's just look at memes until the pain goes away. You won't regret it, probably. Want to feel even more sad? Take a look at this gallery of memes about the American healthcare system to make you lose hope for humanity.

Funny memes about doctors and patients | doctor tells take medicine at 10 but take at 9 so can surprise virus stonks medical meme man helth in white coat | stock photo patient doc hurts touch my shoulder then don't touch that be $60
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People Who Faked Injuries and Illnesses

Healthcare professionals see a lot. For whatever reason people try to trick doctors, nurses and technicians, whether it's an adult trying to scam the system, someone trying to score a prescription, a kid taking a lie too far or some general WTF-ness. Here are more times healthcare professionals saw right through lying patients.

Stories of people faking illnesses and injuries | reddit post jmikk85 25.6k points 1 day ago Opthalmology technician. People pretend be blind all time. Go check their eye pressure with tonopen device poke them DIRECTLY into eye with and they go FUCK IS THING
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Doctor Asks How to Deal with Centaur Cardiac Arrest

It's the medical question we've all been wondering about. For the sake of wondering out loud, this doctor asked where you'd have to defibrillate a centaur. It's at least fun to know that doctors can still be weird. For medical stuff, here are stories of the dumbest things medical professionals had to explain to people.

Doctor asks where to defibrillate a centaur | tweet by FredWuMD Serious question medtwitter: If show up at code, and patient is centaur who had cardiac arrest, ignoring joules question, where do think defib pads should go assuming heart is human part, or B, assuming heart is horse part
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Stuff That Got Magnet-ed into MRI Machines

Magnets, how do they work? All the time, and very powerfully. Here are some very expensive mistakes that resulted in people and things getting magnet-ed all up in there. For some more misfortune, failures, mistakes and messes, here are unfortunate moments of failure and chaos.

People and objects that got sucked into MRI machines.
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Sixteen Nursing Memes For The Underappreciated Healthcare Worker

Let's give three cheers to all the nurses who work tirelessly to deal with obnoxious, entitled patients, administer vaccines, and work stupidly long hours just to make sure that we're all healthy. We appreciate your grit and think you deserve some memes to look at while you enjoy a much-needed break.

Funny memes about nursing
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Frustrating Memes For Those Who Suffer From A Chronic Illness

Those who deal with chronic illnesses are no doubt used to getting asinine comments from ignorant people about how you should just "exercise away the pain," or "try cutting dairy out of your diet." 

Quite frankly, it can get exhausting trying to explain things to stupid people - that's why we decided to throw together a gallery full of memes to help you feel a little more understood.

Funny and relatable memes for people who have chronic illnesses
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Healthcare Memes For The Hardworking Care Givers

Whether you're a doctor, nurse or dietitian, we know that these memes will relate to you and your stress-filled career. Just remember to take a little break from your busy day every once in a while - and what better way to do that than with memes?

Funny memes about working in the medical field
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ADHD Memes For Those Who Just Can't Stay Focused

These memes are pretty damn specific, but we know that anyone with ADHD or ADD will truly relate to them. It's frustrating not being able to pay attention for sh*t, but we hope that these memes can at least help you feel understood!

Funny memes about having ADHD
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