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15 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Deal With Health Insurance

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Navigating the waters of health insurance can sometimes be a pain. Whether you’ve spent hours on hold after calling in with one small question, had a necessary medication or treatment denied for coverage or have to pay a ridiculous amount for copays or prescriptions even with coverage, most of us have had at least one frustrating experience (or, if you’re like me, too many to count) while dealing with the red tape that comes with having health insurance.

Managing your health insurance can often feel stressful and overwhelming, but, for many, humor can be a powerful coping mechanism. If laughing helps you relieve some stress and feel less alone in your struggles, you may enjoy the following memes:


if I win the lottery, the first thing I'll do is meet my deductible
via @misselizabethrose7 Instagram


don't have to worry about treatment not working if insurance won't cover it in the first place
via beeth0ven Tumblr


comic of a nurse telling a patient, "the doctor will be with you in a few minutes. he's trying to figure out what disease goes with your insurance."
via @R_Singer1 Twitter


medical insurance is like a hospital gown... you only think you're covered
via @MontrealIndian Twitter


affordable... I don't think it means what you think it means
via @JoontaDotCom Twitter


I'm about to turn 26 and won't be covered under my mom's health insurance. this was my last doctors appointment... test all the things!!!
via @Reddit_Memes Twitter


when my insurance company decides to take its sweet time approving a new treatment... with miranda priestly saying "oh by all means, move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills me"
via disabilityhealth Tumblr


I don't always call insurance companies... but when I do I keep saying "representative" or hitting random numbers until I can talk to someone
via @treadstone_risk Instagram


reading the details of your health insurance plan: ryan gosling reading something and saying 'I don't even know what the hell this means'
via millenniills Tumblr


me: insurance should cover my medicine. insurance company (in spongebob chicken voice): INSURANCE SHOULD COVER MY MEDICINE
via @the_salty_warrior Instagram


girl: I'm not looking for anything serious, just a friend with benefits. guy: there's no way I'm paying your health insurance
via @viral_royal Twitter


"your wait time is 5 minutes." me, 40 minutes later, still on hold... woman holding a pan and looking angry
via the-twitchy-life Tumblr


me: I only have to pay $10 for each prescription. healthy people: that's really expensive. me: ???????
via disabilityhealth Tumblr


I need a health care plan that covers the anxiety and depression caused by trying to understand my health care plan
via @debfoodie Instagram


when my insurance covers something I thought I would have to pay for... with two cartoon bears dancing and throwing money around
via disabilityhealth Tumblr
Originally published: March 27, 2018
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