Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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As presidential candidates continue to discuss Medicare for All, John Oliver explores how much it might cost, what it will change, and who it will help.
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Tom Kim
Tom Kim 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That RBG thing didn't really age well... Not as if they could tell the future but still.
Andreas Roen
Andreas Roen 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
7:22 Oh how the turn tables
Andy Hsu
Andy Hsu 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:46 aged very, very poorly.
WeylandYutaniInc
WeylandYutaniInc 14 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Americans don't want an NHS style system because they don't want to pay into a system that could help their fellow Americans. They see this as cheating and don't want others to get "ahead" of them. They fundamentally don't believe in helping their fellow Americans they just like talking about it and fooling the world with fake smiles.
Sreya
Sreya 21 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"the inevitable successor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" God, that didn't age well
OkpetOritse Akperi
OkpetOritse Akperi 23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What they're saying is, " don't force us to pay to help poor people survive."
최재혁
최재혁 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
why america can't afford nationalize health care is beyond my comprehension, even my nation where gdp per capita is 50% of US has national health care
MinePine
MinePine ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My biggest problem with Medicare for all is that I don’t trust the government with the ability to control our healthcare
Chat Noir
Chat Noir ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
medicareforallexplained.podbean.com/
Jalen Sangester
Jalen Sangester ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That first joke really really hurt hearing it now in October 2020.
Karlin
Karlin ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am from a country where we have a system like this, my dad now worked for 30 years, goes to doc maybe once a year, the amount of money he paid so far to the mandatory medical care is enough to buy him a new house and a nice car. We are literally paying for other retards who dont want to eat healthy, cut on alchohol, cigarettes and all other unhealthy habits. Universal health care is retarded.
Alice Hammond
Alice Hammond 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Amy Coney Barret got confirmed today and that RBG joke hurt to hear
Jesse
Jesse ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
yeah i was about to say.
Don Ghidoni
Don Ghidoni 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It would definitely balance out when the additional consumption of Americans is considered. Consumption is the true driver of the economy, and personal debt is a negative factor.
Don Ghidoni
Don Ghidoni 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It's incredible how unintelligent and unaware Republicans pretend to be. It's counter intuitive for human ego to disparage oneself.
Miki Meadows
Miki Meadows 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
nothing is free - yes insurance is a problem- I am unimpressed at the governments ability to oversee much of anything.
Anonymous Lee
Anonymous Lee 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Human suffering should not be a business. * mic drop *
Revolutionary
Revolutionary 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have a question, how much does a shoulder surgery cost in the US?
Derminatorable
Derminatorable 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The only problem with national healthcare for all is, that the rich and the companies have to pay an ammount as well. In most countries with national healthcare you have to pay more, the more you earn. And it seems that wealthy people don't want to pay for the poor "peasants". Those dissocial people with money are the real problem.
Jeffrey Fugh
Jeffrey Fugh 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
anybody watching this after Ginsburg's death? 0:47
McK
McK 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
True story ,take it for what it's worth. I was going on an overseas guided tour of London, Ireland and Scotland. On the day of my flight, my throat started to hurt and by the time i was airborne it hurt to swallow. I spent the entire 10 hour flight feeling like someone was stabbing my throat when i swallowed. I threw up four times on the flight. By the time i landed, i was barely hanging on physically. I decided to go to London's version of ER and saw about 9-10 people in front of me. I immediately felt frustrated because my experience with ER in the US was that i was going to be there at minimum 8 hours. To my surprise, i was seen within 15 minutes and told i had mild tonsilitis. I was prescribed a steroid and advised to walk about 15 minutes away to the nearest pharmacy. When I got there to fill my pharmacy and they asked me my date of birth, the prescription was wrong. When I first went to the ER and they asked me my date of birth i simply gave the numbers and didn't necessarily state the words. Well in London, they put they put it day/month/year instead of month/day/year. Given that the date of birth was wrong, i assumed they wouldn't be able to fill the prescription. Nope. they filled it no problem. So within about an hour, i had been seen by a medical professional, been given a diagnosis and filled a prescription. The only cost i had was the cost of the taxi ride to and from the hospital. I paid zero dollars and zero cents for the ER visit or the prescription.
Nifren Marc
Nifren Marc 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hahae so good
John Linden
John Linden 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes, Americans are people who like choices as if no one else in the world does not ! When it comes down to Your health the choice may be if you're going to live or not and whether you can afford to pay for an operation that may save your life or not ! The U.S. needs to catch up with the rest of the modern world and that would be a good choice !
Rajesh Pillai
Rajesh Pillai 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
john oliver sure is ballzy for taking shot at budlight and many other american brands, businesses, celebrities, world leaders and the list goes on. sometimes, i just wonder how many lawsuits hbo might have to deal with every year in retaliation for these head on collisions. 😂 anyways, love your work!! long live john oliver! you are truly a legend!
Christa Heber
Christa Heber 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Sorry I do not understand your system at all.. I am from Germany and if I have to go to the doctor I make an appointment and ok.. If it is a specialist I have to wait when it is not an emergency.. Say approximately 3 month bevor I get the appointment.. . If it is an emergency I would go to the emergency ambulance and the longest time I had to wait with my grandma suffering of a broken hand was 3 hours.. Was not nice.. Ok.. But there were a lot of people who had problems.. So that's life.. But we do not have to pay for anything... My 86 year old grandma also gets cancer treatments regularly.. Every three weeks she is going to the hospital for a infusion which normally costs nearly 2000 euro each... For nearly 2 years.. And the normal insurance covers this.. It's called immune therapy.. Everything is covered by her public insurance... And I have to say I have no problem to pay for other people so they get a good health treatment.. Perhaps somewhere along the way I will be in need too. In the moment I can work and I pay my taxes but who knows what will happens someday.... Perhaps I am unable to work and can't pay taxes any longer.. Than I want to be able to rely on the community to help me and my family... That is not communism that's called humanity... That's should be common sense
streams of consciousness
streams of consciousness 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Surely you would put the pineapple up the other way?
Jessica White
Jessica White 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I know this vid is old & people won't see this. There are so many other factors too not addressed here. There is a lot of profit to be made from our health being poor as a nation currently. The $$ focus & incentives would shift to our health re: government subsidies, insurance companies, research, insurance, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Alex Florack
Alex Florack 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Biden Harris 2020 to protect your healthcare !!
VirtualKidAvenue
VirtualKidAvenue 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I feel like shit, I just want him back :(
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People who say "Look at the NHS, they hate it, it's a failure" are idiots. It's a failure because the Conservatives are trying to kill it off and turn it into private healthcare. We want them to spend more on it, tax the rich more, fund our healthcare. And no, there's no wait lines for emergencies you fucking idiots.
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The majority of people want universal healthcare. The reason Biden isn't supporting it? His corporate backers.
Angus Noble
Angus Noble ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Jesse So 80% of Americans want it. And he still isn't.
Jesse
Jesse ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i mean a he said he would support medicare- if you want it.
Hans Lennros
Hans Lennros 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
_The contents of the emails in Hunter Biden's laptop are not demonstrating that Joe Biden has acted as Obama's vice president in such a reprehensible manner that it ought to preclude him from becoming President of the United States. This should be assessed and judged by the People in the light of the Ukrainian background situation from which the emails emanate._ *The Hunter/Joe Biden Affair In Ukraine* Hunter told his father Joe Biden that Ukraine's Prosecutor General ("state prosecutor") was investigating a big gas enterprise (Burisma Holdings) that paid Hunter a huge monthly compensation to be on the company's board of directors. The state prosecutor had started asking questions about why, and especially for what, Hunter Biden received an extraordinarily high remuneration and whether it contained some form of miscreant service or was at least partially venal. In this context Joe Biden subsequently asked the Ukrainian incumbent leaders of that time (the President and the PM) to remove the prosecutor from office. They undertook a commitment to bring forward a proposal to that effect at the next assembly of the Ukrainian government. The state prosecutor, who was very experienced and known to be a man of integrity, had been called in from retirement by the Ukrainian government. His assignment was to investigate potential grounds for corruption charges against the top executives and directors of Burisma Holdings because of the company's seemingly corrupt dealings, including money laundering, with several obscure business partners. The government acknowledged that the prosecutor successfully had handled several similar corruption cases before and decided that no action would be taken against him. Joe Biden went therefore back to Ukraine to meet with government officials to formally request a swift dismissal of the state prosecutor. He stridently clarified, as Vice President of the United States, that the $1 billion in financial and military aid appropriated by the US Congress (partly as loan guarantees) will be paid out only if the state prosecutor was fired immediately. The government relieved at its next assembly the prosecutor of his assignment. *SOURCES:* ABC News began to vet the business dealings of the Bidens (also their extensive affairs in China) and met in Ukraine with the UCAC (Ukrainian Corruption Action Center): papost.info/slow/v/zn-VqpaKd3B5oq8 Wall Street Journal describes with Joe Biden's own words how he made his demand abundantly clear to Ukraine and that he had the full backing of President Obama: www.wsj.com/video/opinion-joe-biden-forced-ukraine-to-fire-prosecutor-for-aid-money/C1C51BB8-3988-4070-869F-CAD3CA0E81D8.html The former Ukrainian State Prosecutor Shokin provides his account of how it went down: papost.info/slow/v/mqVoqJ-Ge42qpaM *CONCLUSION:* It is a proven fact that Joe Biden requested that the then-President of Ukraine (Petro Poroshenko) to fire Ukraine's State Prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) who at the time led a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings and its senior executive counsel (Vadym Pozharskyi) when he accidentally stumbled over Hunter, a highly paid member of the Burisma board. When Poroshenko failed to terminate Shokin's assignment Joe Biden turned, in his capacity as Vice President of the USA, directly to the Ukrainian government and threatened to withhold said financial aid unless the prosecutor was fired. As a result of Joe Biden's assertive condition for receiving aid the prosecutor was removed from office in April 2016. *Given how Joe Biden implemented US official policy toward Ukraine, you should be able to form an opinion on whether you regard Joe Biden to be fit and suitable to serve as President of the United States.*
Noxy
Noxy 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4:24 Ah, America... where not letting poor people die from treatable diseases is "sicko socialism". Land of the free, home of the braindead.
Hannah
Hannah 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People who talk about longer waiting times makes no sense to me. If you show up to the ER and are badly injured or dangerously ill, you aren’t going to sit in the waiting room for hours and possibly die. That’s not how hospitals work. I’m a person who suffers from chronic illness and have been in hospital more than once in my life. When I was really sick, life-threateningly sick, it took less than 20 minutes from the time the call to 911 was made to me being treated by doctors. Everything was completely covered by my insurance. I didn’t pay for the ambulance ride, the hospital room, the meds they gave me, the food I ate while I was there. I didn’t pay for follow ups with specialists, or the physiotherapist that came to my house once a week for three months. I didn’t pay for the wheelchair I used for a while after, or the walker i use now. I don’t pay for the meds I still take every day. My family didn’t go bankrupt to support me. I never had to choose between food, clothes and rent or life saving medication. Even for other things that aren’t life threatening, I never had to wait a ridiculously long time. I understood that the reason I was waiting was because the doctors taking care of me prioritize people who are worse off and can’t wait. I understand the reason that a lot of waiting rooms have such long waits because people aren’t afraid to seek help. Some people are so used to having healthcare as a basic right, they go to the hospital or urgent care for small issues, like colds or minor injuries that could be treated by their family doctors. How is that somehow a bigger, scarier problem than people literally dying because they can’t afford basic healthcare?
Stephen Holt
Stephen Holt 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"We're not communists"..... Bruh, what are you TALKING about?! Neither are the UK
Chris Tine
Chris Tine 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Even im blessed livin in german Helthcare system, the Waiting time for getting a Apointment for a Specialist in Germany lacks from if youre a private Payer or a normal Healthcare. The People who have the "basic" Insurance often have to wait up to 3- 12 Months for a single Apoint , at least they want you. praivate Pay often get a Apointment next day or in few Days. Its Painfull, even our system has its pros , the cons are you hardly get an expert when you really have an chronic Illness that needs closer insprection. Time is allways highly limited they wont take things serios because they wont get paied enough. Its a lot like Next please. They in bad mood or unfriendly. I need a Pneumoligist for my Lung sickness , they wont even take new Partients under 6 Months , meanwhile my health issues getting more worse. Also my Insurance wont pay a clinic hospitalisation to have a checkup with more time about my Lung Problems whith my type of Sleep Apnea. This cant be only cared by a ear, nose, and throat specialist. They not really care about my struggle , as long you pay on private bill they suddely have time thread you like a king with private waiting room and other Threadment rooms. People run to Hospitals , because some of them are really ill. My Home Doctor close Door in few Months after 24 Years .. im a bit devasted this person has known my medical history like no one else. Starting over and also finding anew Doctor when they close is pretty hard for me. Even they take new Paitents I waited 8 Months for Sleep Lap , meanwhile i became very sick and the only thing i got told how fat i have become and should for my weight .... while i was eathing almost nothing anymore and healthy diet. My Body started to go rampe , in the waiting time. This happens when your Insurance company thinks ... Sleep Las are too expenssive and send you to ambulant screenings with doctors who cant care for your Lung issues . But they dont care , you need a pneumologist who has good agumentation. Its all about Paragraphs , who pays this etc... Germany has more and more US Ideas in they Health care systems. Take away the " useless threadments" from those who cant scream loud enough. Its all about the Money , even they Have more than enough of it, theres a BIg Bowl everybody pays in they can take from. But im glad i did not pay more than 20 € for my 2 Days in Hospital when i had Tachycardia , first time in my LIfe. And even before i rush a Emergency Doctor , i visited a local 24 h Dotor in my hometown, those send me to hospital for check up. EVen it turned out after 24 hours its not this bad , it was good they took care of me , it could have been serious Trouble with my Heart. My Heart was fine , it simply went crazy because of an infection and high fever , but felt still ok beside out of breath , dizzy and havin nausea , doc told me that a pretty good reaction of my Immune system, but scarry anyway. I was glad this got checked , im happy to know i wont need heart medicine or surgical stuff. Even its was so busy and i was so overloaded from the stuff going on around me , people haven been ver kind and i was a Jokebag cheering everybody up they came in my room that day ,while was on Heart Monitoring for hours. Beeing a easy Paitent helps the Nurses too.
Arragonder
Arragonder 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
re-watching this and I have a question, why is it good to have choice when the choice is between healthcare that is adequate and healthcare that is affordable? it's not like the current system lets you shop around for the doctor with the hottest nurses or the one that'll add an extra zing to that prostate exam, you're shopping around for the one that fucks you over the least, like why is choice always considered good?
Vapid
Vapid 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
as an aussie with some of the best medicare in the world, you dipshits really need to pack it in and support universal medicare
Grace Johnson
Grace Johnson 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
LMAO RBG'S SUCCESSOR BEING A FOX NEWS LADY
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Jeanine Pirro is/was a judge
Yui Yumekawa
Yui Yumekawa 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm just saying that for all that "healthcare choice", I was turned away from a psych emergency room when I was suicidal because they didn't accept my health insurance
Yui Yumekawa
Yui Yumekawa 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They asked me "oh well if you knew your health insurance wasn't covered here why did you come" because... closest? Hospital?
Clam
Clam 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
yeah I sure hope that if/when medicare for all happens it covers the surgery expenses of my transition
Tim Ahlers
Tim Ahlers 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I had a migraine so intense I had to skip work and go straight to an E.R. The hospital and Dr were in my network, but I had a $1K deductible, anything below $1k was on me, anything above was on them (As the insurance co. explained it to me). Weeks later I got a bill for the visit; $1600. I called them and they told me that even though their policy said they had to pay it, they justified it by saying "They negotiated it down" to a range that was legally on me. Fuck for profit insurance. They exist to cover OUR needs, NOT fill their pockets.
Mung dan
Mung dan 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People donate for life and death matters, not a treatment for disorders.
Andrea Robyn
Andrea Robyn 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Choice is a good thing, but don't forget the quality of choice matters more than the number of choices. I would rather see a doctor and get help, than be sick without medical intervention I need or go into debt for it.
The Black Caves
The Black Caves 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:48, this is a from the year 2020, it’s not her, it’s worse, it’s Amy Coney Barrett
RedMouse
RedMouse 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
There are democrats on the right
mephisknowfeles
mephisknowfeles 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:45 doesn't sound so funny now eh????? :c
Disruptive Bee
Disruptive Bee 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I came here right after hearing that😬😬
Extra Toast
Extra Toast 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
6:10 Anyone else get turned on by Bernie Sanders saying copayments?
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ahh February, when the election actually looked like it would go well and the world was slightly less on fire....
Sandy J
Sandy J 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
We love our Tommy! And the blessing that is our healthcare!
Boone Keller
Boone Keller 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m legitimately hopeless for this country, should I emigrate?
Aku TheAntagonist
Aku TheAntagonist 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Are we truly free under capitalism?
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No.
Zach Jones
Zach Jones 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How will this be paid for?
Angus Noble
Angus Noble 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Taxes
Ambrosia Danu
Ambrosia Danu 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
AWW, I think you're absolutely gorgeous, John Oliver! I've loved you in everything I've seen you do, and you talking about current events is one of my favorite things on the internet 🖤
Bo Yang
Bo Yang 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Now about that misconception of "long waiting" times in Canada, let me try to clear it up with a recent story about myself. So I faceplanted off of my bicycle about 2 weeks ago while commuting home. I live in Vancouver, the biggest city by population in the province of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. I hit my face/head pretty badly, had a huge gash on my chin, a bloodied left eye, and had road rash all over my arms. Instead of calling an ambulance (which we can ride over here for free), I decided to walk over to the busiest hospital in the city (Vancouver General Hospital), because 1) it would probably take longer to wait for the ambulance (since I was like 3,4 blocks away from the ER), and 2) I didn't think my injury was severe enough to warranty an ambulance (yes, I'd rather let someone else with a more several injury use the ambulance that I may have taken up on - I assure you that this mentality will resurface again later in the story). When I got into the ER (again, this is one of the busiest hospitals in the city), within 10-15 mins, they had triaged me, put a neck brace on me, and was about to get me into CT scan to make sure there's no severe head trauma. Now after they had taken the proper scans and realized I had no severe head trauma, they removed my neck braces and gave me some fluids (even though I had barely lost blood). Now the waiting game started XD - it was almost 5 hours later before the doctor had time to stitch up my chin and sent me on my way with some pain meds. While I waited on the gurney, I saw them wheel in (at a min.) what seemed like two severe COVID patients, and quite a few other patients who all seemed to be in worse shape than me. Was I happy that I had to wait 5 hours before I could get stitched up to leave the ER? No. But, as someone with a science / critical-thinking background, I understood the need for triage - it's an emergency room at one of the busiest hospitals in the city, and there are patients who need medical assistance more urgently than me, as a few hours in delay for me getting stitches will not be life-threatening, but it might be for someone else who needed urgent care at that instance. Maybe this is the major difference between Canada and the US - I think the majority of us Canadians believe that how a society should be judged is on how we treat our most vulnerable, the weakest link in the chain so to speak. Up until Jan. of 2020 in BC, most of us had to pay a monthly premium for our provincial MSP (Medical Services Plan), and as a young person who has only ever been to the ER less than 3 times (up to this point), I used to question: why am I paying out of my pocket for someone else to get treatment? Only when I got older I realized, there's something called a society / community that we belong to - we all work together, pay taxes, contribute to build a better society for all of us, as no one lives in a vacuum. Does that sound like socialism / communism to you? Well then in that case, I'm proud to say that Canada is a more socialist country at least in our medical system, which we all value as one of the most important part of our country.
Yui Yumekawa
Yui Yumekawa 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've had to wait 5 hours during non-pandemic times... with an asthma attack. America!
aidan Stenson
aidan Stenson 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When I cut my knee open in Northern Ireland, while walking to the Carrack e Rede rope bridge, I had to go to the A&E for three stitches and it cost nothing!
Carl Thorell Steinø
Carl Thorell Steinø 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Man, that Ginsburg joke do hit different nowadays...
DOB Liming
DOB Liming 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ah yes, we spend trillions on national defense when we already have the strongest military in the world, but we can’t afford free medical treatment, our system is fucked.
Robert Krakaur
Robert Krakaur 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The us sucks
Nathaniel McShane
Nathaniel McShane 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m always amused when I see Americans cite the U.K. as a country where national healthcare ‘doesn’t work’. Yeah, we wait a bit if it’s not too urgent. Yeah, we’ll complain about it sometimes - we’re bloody British, we complain about everything. But people don’t go bankrupt or mortgage their house because of a heart attack. We don’t have people putting off cancer treatment because they can’t afford it. It just doesn’t happen. The NHS has saved my life: I’m disabled and am still under investigation for the cause. I have had about 15 blood tests, 2 (soon to be 3) MRIs, 2 ophthalmologist appointments, 2 rheumatologist appointments, 25 ish chiropractor appointments, 3 months of twice a week physio appointments, 4 neurologist appointments and god knows how many GP appointments in 2 years. If I lived in America I would not be able to afford it, that is a fact. If this disease didn’t kill me then the depression from the pain I’m constantly in would have. Sometimes the only thing keeping me going is the fact that one day I will have a diagnosis. So yeah, the NHS isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely fucking better that whatever the fuck America has.
m Jenn
m Jenn 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@14:34....katie just had to file a dispute....
Prajwal Pingali
Prajwal Pingali 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Copays: Gone! Deductables: Gone! Debt: Gone! Geico commercials: Gone! Hotel: Trivago
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I don’t know about all of you but I really enjoy John Oliver’s videos a great deal. He’s quite funny and he’s not afraid to say whatever he wants. The only political videos that I’ll watch 😂
Thomas Connors
Thomas Connors 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I think not enough people ask themselves how many workers are displaced by outlawing armed robbery. So many of us could be feeding our families and paying our taxes if we killed you and took your money. Anyway I apologize for the interruption, I believe you were worrying about the jobs of people who get paid to deny Americans medical care.
Great Destroyer
Great Destroyer 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
John Oliver bull
Shishir Mishra
Shishir Mishra 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@John; you have to check this papost.info/slow/v/mqB8lpGkbKxxZ40
Martin Shillitoe
Martin Shillitoe 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why is choice even an issue. If I am ill in the Uk I phone 999, an ambulance arrives and takes me to the nearest hospital. I receive treatment and then go home. All this cost me £0.00. I don’t want choice I want excellent service
Martin Shillitoe
Martin Shillitoe 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Recently had surgery to remove a kidney and a cancerous tumour. In all I had 2 CT scans, surgery, 2 night stay in hospital, a months course of injections to prevent blood clots, other supplemental medicines and 4 consultations with consultants and doctors. Cost to me....£0.00. Total time...4 weeks from detection to surgery. UK’s national health service is brilliant
Moxie Lofton
Moxie Lofton 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:48 ohhh that's a painful one
King dewb
King dewb 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That RBG successor joke didn’t age well
Sean Shameless
Sean Shameless 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I think it aged perfectly
Jungwoo's skkreut.
Jungwoo's skkreut. 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A raging pandemic later, do you still think that Medicare for all is a disaster for the economy? Think again
Nutrollio Nutz
Nutrollio Nutz 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes it is actually.
mokeish
mokeish 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No no lets be the only real country on earth that doesn't have universal healthcare you fucking bumpkins.
Julie W.
Julie W. 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That Fox reporter, and your GOP politicians are flat out LYING TO YOU!!!!! You would NOT go broke with Medicare for all! Not even close! John Oliver isn't correct either. You pay DOUBLE per person than Canada currently pays, and many of you AREN'T getting any medical care - look it up!!!! You could pay 25% more than Canada pays per person, get a better healthcare system, and STILL pay 25% less than you ARE CURRENTLY PAYING. The only extra money would be the switchover. You pay SO MUCH right now, because you are paying fat cat private insurance companies profits! YOU CURRENTLY PAY MORE PER PERSON THAN WE, IN CANADA, PAY!!! And for any idiot who says that "socialist healthcare is a disaster," is once again, LYING TO YOU. Take a look at other countries debts in comparison to the USA. I think you'll be surprised. BTW, I don't think any of your people understand what it ACTUALLY is like in Canada. The only time you wait is: secondary/unnecessary operations, your first appointment with a specialist (but that isn't money, that's disorganization, and it needs to be corrected), and the emergency room IF YOU ARE THERE FOR A NON-EMERGENCY. I am very, VERY glad that I live in Canada, because I NEED my medical services. I like going to the doctor and not having to pay, going to get testing and not having to pay, and going to the emergency room for free, and getting operations for free. I'd be dead by now, if I didn't have it, and I think a LOT of Americans ARE dead because you've been lied to continuously. You want choice??? LIVING or NOT LIVING? PAY or NOT PAY out of pocket. Not a hard choice. And that, "Let Americans choose," was stupid, because you would have two separate public health insurances, it would be a mess - trust me. And it's foolish, pay out of pocket or don't pay. It's NOT A HARD CHOICE. What happened to the RIGHT TO LIFE, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness????? I don't think most Americans HAVE A CLUE how much medical expenses are there. I worked for an insurance company in Canada that handled Canadians who had medical travel insurance for going to the USA. A fricking ear infection was $15,000!!!!!! 20 YEARS AGO!!! A heart bypass was OVER $350,000 USD, and the guy wasn't covered because he had a pre-existing heart condition!!!!! In the USA, you can lose your house, your business, get your FUTURE income deducted to pay your bills, it can literally destroy you. And having extreme stress when you're already sick is a very good way to die. It seems the UK system is even better than we have in Canada, and I am VERY glad for our system here, believe me. You COULD have a public health system, similar to Canada or another country, then also have private hospitals/clinics, AS LONG AS THEY DON'T GET REGULAR PUBLIC MONEY. That way, rich people wouldn't have to wait for anything at all, even secondary operations, and it would take added strain off the public medical system. There, your rich people can still have their choice, if they are willing to pay out of pocket. I actually don't think that would be a bad idea here, as long as there is no regular public assistance (the goal is to take the strain off the public system). Where are system isn't great, it's not due to money, it's due to organization. For example, the very first referral to a specialist (at least if it isn't urgent, but you're relying on your regular doctor to catch that, which isn't a great idea) takes far too long (6 months in some cases), yet after that, you can make appointments at any time. Clearly, that means there is a delay in the referral system. Now, perhaps we need more specialists, but there are good ways to deal with that too. I personally think we should offer CANADIANS money to go to school, and build practices in rural areas. Say they have to have a practice in that rural area for at least a set period of time (10-20 years), if they leave before that, they have to pay the money back. I personally think that after the 10 year mark, what they would pay back should work on a declining scale. The idea is that they will build a life in that area during that time, and be less likely to move. In the meantime, we do what we are currently doing. Americans argue with each other too much, and what pisses me off is that they LIE to each other. They are so scared of this ridiculous word "SOCIALIST" - OOOOOOOH - that their irrational fear + the lies of politicians (and you let them get away with that shit FAR TOO MUCH - VOTE LIARS OUT!) don't allow them to see the REAL TRUTH, not an idealized version of either "side", and then work TOGETHER to get a good solution. The way the American political system works now, they will NEVER get a solution to anything! For example, showing ID to vote. I was surprised that you DON'T show ID to vote, especially with so many illegal immigrants from Mexico there. We have for as long as I can remember. It's not rocket scientist. It's much easier and faster to register and vote if you have ID, but then OF COURSE you should have options for people who have lost their ID. Maybe your existing procedure, maybe procedures that other countries use, or more likely, a combination of both. There, done. Why have you been arguing for YEARS about this???? It's just bullshit grandstanding ON BOTH SIDES, where the only people who benefit are the politicians and the special interest groups (especially their leaders) who get the spotlight on themselves. If there's all this bullshit grandstanding, how will anything get done??? Or Mitch McConnell blocking even a VOTE for Obama's pick for the Supreme Court for NO VALID REASON, which is clear since they are all going against the arguments they made then RIGHT NOW. WHY are Americans voting this man back in????? He's acting against ALL OF YOU, except the ultra rich! Same with any politician (GOP or Dem) who's going against Medicare for all (what should be a right). The thing is, you have to do your own research because almost ALL of your politicians are untrustworthy, because they have big business in their pocket, especially since this bullshit Supreme Court decision that ensured they can have unlimited contributions. They mostly don't represent you anymore. Look for the ones with small election budgets, and ones whose decisions have been to your benefit; those are the ones you can still trust. You're going broke with Donald Trump and his EXTREME DEFICIT (highest deficit EVER BY FAR, including the Obama administration to get the population out of the great recession, and that was BEFORE the Covid crisis).
Diana Tudorancea
Diana Tudorancea 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
y'all, coming back to this as an European. What are the choices that the propaganda machine is promoting? Like not once in my life did I feel the need to 'choose' stuff. It was always along the lines of something is wrong > go to doctor > fix wrong thing. I never felt the need to choose anything, nor did I feel any choice of mine. What choices do they think we'd be making? Asking honestly.
Yui Yumekawa
Yui Yumekawa 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The choice is "make money" or "die"
Joshua Ewulo
Joshua Ewulo 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
•Iraq war paid for with our taxes: Silence •Afghan war paid for with our taxes: Silence •Bailing out Wall Street and our corrupt banking system with our tax money: Silence •Giving a $1.5 trillion tax break to the top 1%: Silence •Bombing Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia all without the approval of congress: Silence •Billion dollar subsidies given to Big Oil, Big Tech, and health insurance companies paid for with our taxes: Silence •$760 Billion dollar per year military budget: Silence •Most incarcerations per capita on a global scale: Silence •$7-10 Trillion spent on war since 2001: Silence •Investing in Healthcare and education: That’s when the media and our politicians say that we can’t afford it and ask where will the money come from...
Joshua Ewulo
Joshua Ewulo 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I need confess that I stole this list from someone else on PApost. It is not originally mine.
William Taylor
William Taylor 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's inevitable successor That rings rather painfully right now
Prussiadabest
Prussiadabest 21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s inevitable successor.” hits different.
Monmoy Maahdie
Monmoy Maahdie 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:47 hits different now
zane al-amood
zane al-amood 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
papost.info/slow/v/1oCpj3ehhm6Hiqs
Alex Brown
Alex Brown 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wouldn’t this of been nice to have
ParadoxNerdHLM
ParadoxNerdHLM 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Long waiting times" Yeah, cause fucking dying is definitely preferable to a slight inconvenience
Caitie Regan
Caitie Regan 23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
truly do not want another rich person to say another word about how expensive single payer would be. and any rich famous person who came to the US can truly stfu about how much better our system is.
Mitchell Waldrep
Mitchell Waldrep 23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I new there was a reason I hated Kennedy when she was a VJ on MTV. I have good gut instinct. She was also tacky back then.
Kyle Wall
Kyle Wall 24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I don't mind waiting a couple hours to be seen in our NHS hospitals because I know that i will be cared for, I won't be charged a penny and I will be treated equitably. We funded the NHS after WWII, it cost alot more than anticipated, many doctors were against it and yet, the health of our nation improved unimaginably, our economy boomed with more productive healthy workers and it created 000s of jobs in the process. We are all urging the USA to go this way, no single British person thinks you shouldn't do it.
The Viewer
The Viewer 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Literally the only debate over here is how much money it should get, ranging from 'it's fine where it is' to 'so much more'. We don't even want to cut its funding.
steve coley
steve coley 24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Light and truth (love) cause the hostile alien vampires (greed) who rule US great pain and suffering. That's why the words "care for all" and "green new deal" cannot be allowed into a darkship called the Whitehouse.
Sebastian Rock
Sebastian Rock 24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:46 No longer funny.
Balakrishnan vinay
Balakrishnan vinay 25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If American healthcare wasn't soo bad breaking bad wouldn't exist Doctor: Mr white u have cancer the treatment starts next week Mr white: Thank u THE END Atleast some good came out of it
Andethidial bubabibub
Andethidial bubabibub 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I called an ambulance yesterday night, the emergency doc was there for over an hour and it seemed harmless. I didn't pay shit, greetings from Germany
Dutch Van Der Linde
Dutch Van Der Linde 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Their concerns for the cost is poetic irony
Mits
Mits 27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ah that rbg line hits differently now... :(
Ray Min
Ray Min 27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Inevitable Successor"... well that aged quickly
Sascha Carter
Sascha Carter 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oliver actually predicted RBG's replacement wowza
The Viewer
The Viewer 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Unfortunately the joke aged like wine.
Nancy Thompson
Nancy Thompson 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How about regulating healthcare costs. My mom's chemo treatment cost $60K a month. Is that a necessary charge? What is the cost of your life?
The Viewer
The Viewer 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My grandad's cost nothing. The NHS has some problems but at least it doesn't put a price on human life.
Samuel Obeng
Samuel Obeng 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:46 talk about hitting different man, RIP
Adam Prall
Adam Prall 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just another reason capitalism sucks.
Kai _
Kai _ 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The RBG joke is feeling stale right now
Marginis
Marginis 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"RBG's inevitable successor" ...Nope... It's even worse...
MCPunk55
MCPunk55 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People already can't get the medical care they need. At least with Medicare for all, they have a legitimate chance.
Benedikt W
Benedikt W ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I would like to have the choice to pay more for my treatment... totally makes sense 🤷🏻‍♂️
Leif Stennes
Leif Stennes ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
'RGB's inevitable successor' I just realized he technically could do this
Sean Campbell
Sean Campbell ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
yeah, bc the gov does so well with the DMV and VA smh John Oliver
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