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If you don’t have insurance, doctors can get awfully pricey, so what should you do if your luck runs out? It’s easy—the alternatives are plentiful!


1. Friends

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Who needs doctors when you have friends? At the beginning of the year, designate one friend the Doctor-Goer. Then everyone tells the designated DG each and every one of their ailments, symptoms, and health concerns, so when the DG goes in for a checkup, they can ask their physician about all of them at once. That way, everyone can get the answers they need on just one health insurance policy!


2. Some panicked guy yelling “Is anyone here a doctor?”

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He may not have medical training and he may not be able to stop the bleeding, but it’s always good to feel like qualified help may soon be on the way. This worried, yelling man always gets the job done there.


3. Your phone

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Doctors are hard to find sometimes, but what’s always right next to you? Your phone! Just record yourself saying “You’re going to be fine” and play it over and over again as long as it takes to put your mind at ease.


4. Your friend who volunteered at the hospital two summers ago

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Nobody remembers what she was doing there. She may have just been doing clerical work, but she also could’ve been shadowing a doctor or something. Can’t hurt to give her a call.


5. A dog, probably

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There are studies published all over the place about how dog owners lead healthier lives, so if you get sick, find a dog and hug it. You’ll be back to full speed before you even let go.


6. Two words: hot cocoa

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The first cup will soothe you. The second cup will eliminate your need to ever see an actual doctor again in your life.

Luck is not a health plan. It’s time to get real, quality health coverage you can actually afford with Get Covered Illinois.

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