Emergency Medical Services: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Published on August 2, 2021

John Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.

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24 comments

  • Brian Galland 4 months ago

    Sounds more like what disney thought ghosts sound would like in the 50’s

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  • Samuel Millott 4 months ago

    Ambulances are for dead people.

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  • Mark Chang 4 months ago

    Wow

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  • Social Liability 4 months ago

    As of 6:00am EDT on the morning of August 2nd,, there are no closed captioning or subtitles available for this video. This is why the people managing this channel are going to experience emergency medical services firsthand here pretty soon. If you don’t want to accommodate the Deaf? That’s fine. Let’s see how much the hospital staff will accommodate you while you’re in traction. Now go ahead and screenshoot this and send it to the police; they literally won’t do anything about this post and you’ll be saying acab while you’re in the ICU.

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  • christopheralberti 4 months ago

    Worked on EMS for years, all accurate. I’m glad somebody is finally saying it. Most medics work 2 full time jobs just to make end’s meat

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  • Αλέξανδρος Κατσούλας-Λιακόπουλος 4 months ago

    Another reason US is a f-ed up country. God damn, hyper capitalist propaganda has done a number on this culture

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  • ThePixel1983 4 months ago

    This is so effed up… America, get your 💩 together!

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  • Nicole 4 months ago

    1:11 Why is nobody talking about the sign interpretator lmao

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  • Daniel X 4 months ago

    15:29 And John proves himself to be the Billy Mays of America’s shittyness

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  • Eric H 4 months ago

    I was in septic shock, literally dying, and I chose to call my friend to take me to the hospital. Which was about an hour of waiting and drive time. Just to avoid ambulance costs. Not once, but twice I did this.

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  • Amanda Eastwick 4 months ago

    I’m an army emt looking change jobs cause when I retire from the army I dont want to have given 20 years to my country to make minimum wage.

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  • accordingtoher 4 months ago

    So, as with every video about the US … Germany has its faults. No doubt about that. But America is so fucked up. It treats its people so badly it’s insane. Imagine working in such a crucial job and not only don’t you earn enough to pay your bills, you don’t even get insurance. Health insurance should be a basic human right, especially in a country as wealthy as the US. And how are EMS not essential?!

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  • AliasUndercover 4 months ago

    Great story. I just had to drive to the emergency room on Monday.

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  • Chazreal 4 months ago

    Another depressing fact this video glosses over, that there can’t be a Kermit the Frog, George Clooney, and John Oliver Sing, Clap, and Snap along song.

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  • Adela Alonso Alonso 4 months ago

    “C’mon Dan, be an ally. read a tweet”

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  • Issa Lambson 4 months ago

    Dont thank me. Pay me. Basically.

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  • DJ AUDIO1 4 months ago

    I suffered a stroke at home. I am thankful for the amazing paramedics who took care of me. I wasn’t so thankful for thr $2184 I ended up paying out of pocket for that 10 minute ride to the hospital. The American Health care system is f*****.

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  • Max Jensen 4 months ago

    This video is a great argument for defund the police, and medicare for all, or maybe just reorganizing the entire economic and political structure of the united states. Burn it down.

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  • Azrael 4 months ago

    At the very latest, when people REFUSE Emergency Help because of the cost, you should know, that your healthcare system is fucked up and needs reform.

    Emergency Services should be for free, like in most parts of the civilized world!

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  • Carina M. 4 months ago

    Do you people in the US get ANYTHING for your taxes? I really can’t tell what your taxes are used for other than the military… And even for that only for expensive toys and not for the people working in the military….

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  • Anna 4 months ago

    ★𝐌𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬… 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐢 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟑-𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝟗𝟓 𝐛𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫.

    𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞——— 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗣𝗮𝘆𝗕𝘂𝘇𝘇𝟭.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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  • BonnieReynolds 4 months ago

    ★𝐌𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬… 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐢 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟑-𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝟗𝟓 𝐛𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫.

    𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞——— 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐀𝐩𝐩𝟐.𝐂𝐨𝐦

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  • Harriew 4 months ago

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