The election in 2016 decides our new president, but the one this year could determine whether many Americans will have healthcare.
How does a colonoscopy cost $8000? That sounds crazy. I’ve been told they cost between $500-$1000 but that was maybe 5 years ago. Maybe prices are skyrocketing. My plan’s premium when up from $96 to $320 a month to comply with ACA, but the tax credits should cover some of it. But my income is variable so I might get disqualified in the middle of the year.
In the time that you’ve spent on this stupid election, god forbid the exuberant amounts of money thrown into it… we’ve already gone through ours (Canada).
You have a modern information network, use it for god’s sake… This election should be about 6 months long.
sandshrew is that you?
You crossed a line tonight John Oliver. Nobody fucks with pangolins.
That is an attractive goat.
The atrocious lack of compassion in the conservative elements of America is really sad. They make America seem like such a harsh unfriendly place. That is of course the probably inaccurate view of a guy from Ireland. All the same even with our economy in deep shit (recovering) I wouldn’t dream of moving to America.
even costa rica has free healthcare i dont know how you gringos still quiet about republicans putting dicks in your asses
Usa what a horrible country
One ridiculously cute animal, that is!
I’ve been watching this channel for a while now and everytime I see a special like this, I wonder how the US is still not invaded by a nation with a shred of common sense. Look at the specials on Mental Health, the nuclear stockpile, stadiums / highschool football teams, LGBT rights, bail / public defence, the TSA….the list goes on and on. I truly dislike the EU-government and how this are going right now, but I’ll choose the EU over the US any day
Also should be mentioned that Mississippi is so poor that if it expanded Medicaid over three fourths of the states population would be qualified for Medicaid.
IT’S 2015 Y’ALL!
Before obamacare passed I couldn’t afford health insurance. Now I can’t afford health insurance or the tax penalty. Thanks a lot, liberal assholes.
I live in Florida, and a few months ago I was visiting my dad, listening to him complain about his medical expenses. About how much of a mess Obamacare has made out of everything. Except our state is fighting against Obamacare! Yeah, the people who rejected Obamacare are blaming the Obamacare that they refused for the problems with the medical system.
Shit I live in Virginia
Want to hear something scary? As a single adult with no kids, I don’t make enough to get health insurance from the exchanges and I can’t get Medicaid because it wasn’t expanded in my state … but I could if I got pregnant.
I don’t understand how the USA still doesn’t have free health care. In Canada you complain of stomach pain you will get a colonoscopy just to make sure nothing is wrong. At 40 a woman automaticly gets a Mamogram for free. At 50 both men and woman get colonoscopy every year. If we need a surgery or a proceadure we don’t pay anything out of our pocket. MRI, CT Scan, cancer treatement etc. I’m saddened that resident of the US might die because they don’t have insurance.
FADE IN. Dentists for free. “RUN!” FADE OUT. “What do you mean by ‘insurence will cover your apendectomy.’ ?” FADE OUT. Coming to America, this Winter. In hospitals near you.
It’s so funny to watch American politics
I don’t feel like eating my artichoke anymore.
It seems that in USA you don’t pay taxes for Healthcare and Education but you pay Taxes for the military.
Welp, the USA is a contry made up of absolute idiots. You should have stayed a colony…
I always love watching this show to realize that there are better places to live then America. Although tell almost anyone that lives here that America has serious flaws that can literally ruin Your life and they’ll just disagree most of the time and shrug it off as Me being a un-patriotic asshole. People need to open there eyes. Not saying everyone, but anyone who still thinks We have everything here should study up on other countries more and compare them to America.
The GOP mass murder via deregulation , health care denial and war mongering. ISIS cant touch these bastards burden onto this nation
I love living in Sweden! Sure we have some problems and issues here too. But nothing like this. Man what a relief.
John Oliver for president
Amazing how many so-called Christians think that denying people health care is some how in line with the Gospels.
I’m glad I don’t live in Washington. There’s no way I’m that releasing my Sandshrews.
Everytime I watch one of these videos it reminds me of how lucky I am to live in Canada.
“they’re turning the American dream into the European nightmare”
the nightmare where every man woman and child is looked after by the government they elected, and can live with the peace of mind that they will be looked after if they get sick.
That Bevin bell burn, though!
I live in Mississippi. I am deeply embarrassed that the man nominated to represent our Democratic Party is a complete joke. He was elected simply because his name was the first of three on the ballot and most people did not know who any of them were (the other two were at least qualified lawyers who were running credible campaigns). On behalf of the sane people of Mississippi, I am really sorry.
The poor Americans who don’t have the government taking care of their every need and actually having to help themselves out. Has anyone realized that if the government pays for something, it comes out of your tax dollars? If they want to spend more, you have to pay more…
The european nightmare is immigration and refugees not healthcare. But they will get there soon enough.
Dick Black is a white guy so either he stood to close to the stove or he belongs in the adult video section for people he probable doesn’t believe should be allowed to marry.
No love for Louisiana’s gubernatorial elections I see.
I’m pretty much on the edge of medicaid as a student living by myself. I think I’m about to get pushed out of the medicaid range as well, its a load of horseshit.
I get the feeling that America’s quality of life would be on par or better than most European states if republicans didn’t exist.
the dirty little secret he wont tell you is that the entirety of the problem comes from conservative republicans. they. are. the. problem.
FOR FUCK SAKES AMERICANS, GO VOTE DEMOCRAT! i hate the dems, but you’ve got to vote these people out of power.
or the poor people gap
I like the pangolin :-(
just move to Canada
Big problem with the Kentucky election is they’re both douchebags.
How DARE you make fun of the majestic beauty that is the Pangolin? Take it back, fat.
These are just soo consistently good. Probs to the entire team behind this. You guys are brilliant.
Any man that still voluntarily chooses to have his nickname be “Dick” is a complete idiot in this day and age
Curious, what defines a goat as attractive ?
If all of these videos don’t make you appreciate your own country you have a big problem.
On minute 13 Oliver goes in!!!!!!!!!!
for all these ppl complaining about not having enough money for insurance or the doctor, I would be interested to see how many times they go to starbucks a week, how fancy a car they drive, what designer clothes they have, and so on. its not always clear cut of someone saying they don’t have money and them being very poor.
I love John, but what he totally leaves out is the main sticking point with conservatives. The federal “free money” is currently only through 2022. Since nobody seems to know if it will continue after that point, the adults in the room are justifiably afraid to accept the changes when the long term cost of all the additional people on Medicaid could easily fall right back to the state. As he often does, John presents only half the story.
This really is appalling. The politicians who oppose these medicaid initiatives for ideological reason are human medical waste. Only America could be so rich and so callous at the same time.
The land of the free and brave, keep rocking all that money on foreign wars instead of taking care of your citizens USA !
Whoa dude slow down. Pangolins are adorable. Cut em some slack!
It’ll be just like Futurama, with Jack Johnson and John Jackson.
Pandolins are adorable!
Who the fuck can be called “Dick Black” … for fucks sake! and he’s a politician… the irony is just too strong….
Come on John! You’re telling us that rich republicans want the government to bail them out and give them money but somehow they want to keep that from happening to poor people? Is that what you saying?
Yeah, I totally agree.
If you’re curious, poaching has turned Pangolins into one of the most endangered animals in the world. John should really do a deep dive into Pangolins.
A Taste of Dick Black is now the number one searched album on YouTube.
Lol Europe is a nightmare its pretty much been taken over by Muslim.
It’s because our politicians would rather protect businesses and financial interests over the lives of people as we bow down to the “almighty dollar” in America. Health Care should be considered a basic right provided by the state.
this is why I like Canada and our free healthcare
Does Mississippi have open primaries? Because that would explain the Democratic nominee.
I think even people against Obamacare realize that free healthcare for all citizens is a good idea. But giving them free healthcare just for the sake of free healthcare isnt the answer. The American medicaid system is grossly misused, and the point is we shouldnt just extend that to cover everyone when it is a bad system. A new system needs to be put in place. Also, all the Europeans complaining on here, your entire continent is smaller than our nation, its a lot easier to set up a plan when your country is the size of New Jersey… Leading to the idea that these things would be better handled on a state by state basis rather than a blanket law covering the nation… But in the meantime, Ill be giving out free colonoscopies in my garage if anyone wants to swing by.
I think I’ll have the European Nightmare over this travesty any day of the week.
Trevor Noah better hope this show never becomes “Last Night Today” because he will be laughed…. off the air. John is the Truth.
John Oliver is fucking incredible! May he live long & prosper!
The US needs a purge of its entire political system, it needs to impose term limits for all offices, and it needs to make lobbying a crime. This bullshit is absolutely ridiculous, and it makes me ashamed to be from this ass crack of the world.
at least in America streets are constantly being fixed for no reason. Taxes well spent. (Fucking SARCASM) our healthcare system is a joke.
Best show there is
The gap exists, however expanding Medicaid is not the fix. The reason our healthcare is so expesnive (as well as college) is medicade/medicare. Privatize everything, and police it for corruption.
Looking at this from an European perspective, it’s pure insanity the way republicans behave here. A very close relative of mine went to the doctor a few months ago and was immediately sent to colonoscopy. 3 weeks later the tumor was removed and the patient was up and walking. – including all tests to show that there were no spread of the cancer. Everything courtesy of the national Danish single-payer healthcare system.
When such a system dollar-for-dollar is more cost effective than the american healthcare and nobody – regardless of income – ends up in the situation described in the video … then what depraved moral is needed for these states to on purpose send millions of people out in such situations??? … pure insanity.
I once went to the hospital without insurance (huge mistake), and they charged me $60 for an aspirin and $20 for a pair of disposable rubber gloves. The total bill was around $1,200 for about two hours. If you don’t pay, they turn it over to credit agencies and it effects your chances of getting loans or renting places to live. But thank white Jesus that I live in the best nation on Earth…(That’s sarcasm for the few that can’t comprehend it).
Ridiculous looking? Maybe. But sooo cuuuuuuuuuute!
Al Gore would be better than a blonde lawyer and jewish socialist. Then John Oliver shot you down when he said he aint runnin.
Wow. Every time I see a story about the health care in America it makes me so happy to be Canadian. I can’t imagine the horror of needing medical attention and having to choose between receiving it and a sustainable way of life. Crazy.
I live in KY. Wasn’t going to vote tomorrow. Now going to vote tomorrow.
Whenever I come to these videos I always see people in the comments saying “Glad I don’t live in the US” and stuff like that, as if these issues are nation-wide. They are not always though, as is clearly shown in the picture at 5:55 it’s only certain states that decline Medicaid, while many others are expanding it to be like Europe and Canada. It’s like saying “Glad I don’t live in Europe, look at how right wing they are in Hungary.” So yes, all states would do well to expand Medicaid, but to say the entire country is wrong for it when there are in fact many places in the US doing it right (or trying to) is an overly broad way of thinking and generalizing.
The statist circle jerk is real
Poor Robert Grey
So basically the states that don’t want to expand Medicaid are doing it because they’re mostly red states and anything a liberal came up with is obviously evil.
Ah yes i will just sit here in nightmare europe and wait until your next civil war. But better hurry if the kebabs keep comin (btw thx for that) we will have a damn crisis ourselves.
Mr. Black’s name must’ve put him through hell in highschool.
Here’s what I find interesting… the guy in Mississippi spends no money on his campaign and everyone’s appalled and amazed. Why is it that an election should be about money, anyway? … I know that’s what it’s come down to, but really, should it be?
I can relate to being in the Medicaid gap in Virginia. It sucks to be told you make too much money for Medicaid but being unable to afford insurance. And then you don’t get enough hours or don’t have a high enough position at your job to get insurance from employer.
It’s my understanding the initial ObamaCare Medicaid subsidy would run out within a few years. The long term costs are placed on the states. This was necessary for the GAO long term cost benefit.
John! your show is amazing!!! Here’s an idea how this is still a thing or even legal, Toddlers and Tiaras!!!!!!
i’m watching this from a mcdonalds in west virginia and at the goat part I just glanced around and nodded. no more information needed.
Actually the Republicans are right. The money given is stolen from the hard working people of america, to people who “need it”. I’m not saying if it’s right or wrong, I’m just saying how it is. Government funding doesn’t pop out of thin air. Maybe if we didn’t have so much taxes (I know we don’t), the following could have put money into their savings and insurance….
I guess this is what I get for being an individualist and not a collectivist.
When John said Dick Black, it just reminded me of Jennifer Anniston in “We’re the Miller,’ a big black dick!”
Seriously, the West Virginia goat joke?
Don’t let their identical DNA fool you. Matt Bevin and Bat Mevin differ on some key issues.
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