This only applies to people in the US since I'm sure health care rules are different in other countries. Does anyone go without health care coverage, and has it ever resulted in a problem for you? Back in September, I bought a short term (6-month) plan, which I know at the time they told me I could renew just 1 time for an additional 6 months, which basically gave me 12 months coverage, so I didn't worry more about it. I bought that plan because it was the cheapest, I never go to the doctor and knew I would be filing no claims, and only wanted it in case I got hit by a bus or something. So it expires this week, and I called to renew it for 6 more months, they tell me that short term plans are not renewable, and since I had purchased a short term plan, they can no longer sell me any other plan. And this is freaking Humana, not some little company you ain't never heard of. So now I have no health insurance. I've been looking at other websites, and they are way more than what I was paying (only $72 a month compared to some $200+ a month), and again since I never go to the doctor, I was thinking screw it, just don't have it. But what happens if I DO get hit by a bus or something? What would happen if I have some health emergency and don't have insurance? Do any of you not have health insurance and if so, what do you do in an emergency? Not run of the mill stuff like doctor visits, I just OTC myself if I get sick, but a true health emergency?