I was without health insurance for a 4-year period. I told my primary care doctor six weeks prior to the ending of my health insurance. She told me not to worry about it and to keep up my regular visits. She treated me for the 4-year period for my multiple medical conditions and wouldn't tell me who was paying for my visits and various medical tests I needed; just told me it was being taken care of. To this day, I have no idea how she managed it. I'm extremely grateful for such a compassionate doctor. Rare, indeed!