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

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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  • saying john oliver looks like a monster drink fucked Rowan Atkinson is actually fucking hilarious not gonna lie.

    PacificavePacificave5 saatler önce
  • only meta-study I've ever seen on wait times showed a negligible difference. And required averaging, meaning longer wait times can be found in areas of the US larger in size and population than the UK

    Isaiah 5:21Isaiah 5:217 saatler önce
    • Not that this should even belong in the same conversation as accrss to healthcare, but as usual to no avail money was spent to do rigorous research to combat propaganda

      Isaiah 5:21Isaiah 5:217 saatler önce
  • The hard stuff isn't more important than diabetes if you're talking about type 1 diabetes.

    Jay KlineJay Kline9 saatler önce
  • Funny how we can afford to give corporations bailout money but we can't pay for a basic needs for every citizen

    Sentient PotatoSentient Potato9 saatler önce
  • Cuba even has a better healthcare system than US, freaking Cuba. Seriously, US health system is just an embarrassment for a developed country.

    user unknownuser unknown10 saatler önce
  • [4:30] doubling corporations' tax contributions would still be $0 (2 * $0 = $0, for those who need visual representation)

    Jediah Zuraw-FriedlandJediah Zuraw-Friedland11 saatler önce
  • I didn't know Britain did this, I'll trust John on this one.

    RickyRicky15 saatler önce
  • I’m an Aussie and I have to rely on Australia’s Medicare for physical and dental health. It’s fantastic. If the wait times get too out of control the government and private hospitals do a deal and public patients are done in private hospitals. You can still pay privately and link your team in the private hospital. BOTH SYSTEMS ARE HIGH QUALITY, TIMELY, CARING, AND HAVE GOOD OUTCOMES. WITH PRIVATE HOSPITALS YOU HAVE A GAP PAYMENT. otherwise in the public hospital there are no out of pocket gap payments.. if you need medication you can get them from hospital/chemist for a nominal fee under the Pharmacy Benefit Scheme. It works well. Let’s see how our system fares compared to yours under Covid19. We have similar dysfunctional PM’s/President

    Gabrielle RoseGabrielle Rose17 saatler önce
  • This video aged nicely! :v

    S. Mahmudul HasanS. Mahmudul Hasan17 saatler önce
  • Medicare for all would cost like 3 trillion a year. Theres no way we could afford it. Some things are nice to have but we cant afford it so anyone who promises you these fantasies you'll know their lieing. The gov cant give you everything. Unless the US starts fighting smart wars. Making nations pay US for our fighting to free them and nations we defens should pay for the upkeep of our troops at the very least.

    noahnoah21 saatler önce
  • The biggest problem is that the government cannot organise a piss up in a brewery.

    Ann WilliamsAnn Williams22 saatler önce
  • Watching this on April 1st. It's a different world than it was then....

    PE 4strPE 4strGün önce
  • URGENT URGENT URGENT (vote up vote up vote up) Hi John, it’s good to know you’re with your loved ones and you all have each other. However, We (the US and the world) need your dogged determination right now. I’ve just read that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to suspend its enforcement of environmental laws indefinitely in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, as The Guardian reports. The move sends a clear signal: pollute with impunity. “This temporary policy is designed to provide enforcement discretion under the current, extraordinary conditions, while ensuring facility operations continue to protect human health and the environment,” EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote in an announcement. PLEASE MOVE ON THIS STORY JOHN, IT IS BEING FLOWN BELOW THE RADAR INTENTIONALLY, PLEASE DO WHAT YOU DO BEST. I know you won’t stop fighting the good fight, I’ve already pestered Stephen Colbert about this, With love to you and yours.

    Ted HeardTed HeardGün önce
  • I have no medical insurance and had pneumonia last December, I had to go into the Emergency Room at my local hospital one night, that was over 4 months ago today....My Primary Care Doctor has yet to have an opening to get me in to there office. I have waited Half a year just to get seen by my Doctor. When I was seen at the ER I had insurance and was sent a bill for $6,800 Dollars!!!! The system Has to change in the USA

    Not Iron ManNot Iron ManGün önce
  • I think they shouldn’t do everything all at once, because that would cause a lot of problems. America basically dug themselves in a hole 10m deep, and it will take time, a lot longer than 4 or 8 years to get out of.

    palopatrolpalopatrolGün önce
  • 0:47 just to point out the way John said it was absolutely hilarious.

    Jonnny RenJonnny RenGün önce
  • Saying that the UK healthcare system is broken with a straight face, while living in a country where people are excluded from healthcare and need to raise money through funding campaigns to get assisted..

    Joaquim MonteiroJoaquim MonteiroGün önce
  • 🎼The land of the brave, and the home of dirtbags🎼

    George DoerrGeorge DoerrGün önce
  • I Freaking Love The Intro Also I Am Fully for M for A

    Queen Of DragonsQueen Of DragonsGün önce
  • Americans talking about the NHS is like a brit talking about baseball. They don't understand and have no interest in trying to. 😂😂 I'm British living in the UK

    Richard MatthewsRichard MatthewsGün önce
  • We know now why they are suing each other or shooting each other it's one of the two.

    Leaky PuntLeaky Punt2 gün önce
  • Hey, HBO, given that John's "Corona shows" are a massive reduction in production costs, do you think we could get the virus update part for free? Not all the show, your paid subscribers should get something extra for their money. But times are tough and this show has the best information out there. So please upload anything about Covid-19 for free. Wishful thinking, I know.

    Jenifer R.Jenifer R.2 gün önce
    • @Jenifer R. Your welcome I'm just gladdened to see Trump is slowly realising people should come before profit, I just hope for all those in the USA it's not too little too late. If this thing ends up having the same death rate as the 1918 Spanish Flu then 200,00 could be a very low optimistic number, but we do have better medical facilities today than then. Lets hope modern medicine and social distancing works.

      tlpNZtlpNZ9 saatler önce
    • @tlpNZ Just watched it. I'm glad one show is doing the right thing and putting content before profit. New Seth subscription here. Cheers and good health!

      Jenifer R.Jenifer R.18 saatler önce
    • @tlpNZ Thank you!! Love to you and the ones you love. I have an evening of TRvision videos to watch. Cheers!!

      Jenifer R.Jenifer R.18 saatler önce
    • No it's something us outside of the USA would love to see until then it's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to find out WTF is going on with the Orange idiot.

      tlpNZtlpNZGün önce
  • Tax payers of every sort are multi-paying for the health care of government representatives and government employees. A fair thing to do. But how inappropriate to argue that a large economy like ours (used to be) couldn't bolster and pay for the nation's health costs, reducing inefficiency, and countering medical problems before they become so serious or crippling that they can't be ignored. Maybe we should start the ball rolling on requiring that all representatives and maybe government employees (because let's be fair here) should be expected to pay private insurance for coverage as well as pay for their retirement future. No free lunches and locked wages till things are solved.

    pigtailsboypigtailsboy2 gün önce
  • i simply do not understand how the man saying that "rich famous" people come to the US for healthcare doesn't realize that most people in the world are not rich famous people ?!??!?! do us peasants simply not DESERVE healthcare ???? that's basically what our medical system is saying. If you can't pay for it, you don't deserve it. i once landed myself in the hospital for a mere 3 hours, and got no medical treatment aside from a deluxe band-aid and my bill was over $1,000. which doesn't even compare to my friend who got into a car accident and needed 3 life saving surgeries on her head, each of which cost $100,000. makes my head hurt

    emma !!!emma !!!2 gün önce
  • How is America a first world country??

    Lina KhaledLina Khaled2 gün önce
  • hell yeah

    morganmorgan2 gün önce
  • My cousin had a rare heart defect discovered when she was 2 months old, and was rushed by plane, with both her parents, to a fancy hospital in Boston. In a room next to her was a child that was always alone. My aunt asked why the poor child was left alone, and was told that "Of course the parents have to work non-stop for the super-expensive hospital bills to save the child's life," she and her husband got compensation for missing out on work on top of all hospital bills. All covered by the Icelandic government, which is as it should be! Not being able to be there for your sick child is the worst thing in the world, right after not affording health care at all. This horribly cruel system in the US sounds like such a dystopia, why would anyone want this for their fellow human beings and themselves?

    Magnea FrandsenMagnea Frandsen2 gün önce
  • How can Rwanda afford free healthcare, yet America (the best economy in the world) cant?

    ADHAiiN7ADHAiiN72 gün önce
  • Watch the Michael Moore movie on US healthcare.

    falconeaterf15falconeaterf152 gün önce
  • After all of this, I’m starting to think we were right after the civil war about not letting the republicans get a say anymore.

    thepopo592thepopo5922 gün önce
  • i’ll keep my amazing private insurance

    sidekicklx1idsidekicklx1id2 gün önce
  • Let all the hard working people pay for all the useless people that have never done shit, there is a ton of em, makes sense 👍

    Justin SchoolerJustin Schooler2 gün önce
  • Fleshy Toucan Sam can get it tho.

    SlothBrothSlothBroth2 gün önce
  • Gosh France is far from perfect but i'll always remember that when i had to go through surgery for a cut tendon on my left ankle, i walked in > gave name and social security number and card > went through surgery under full anesthesia > woke up > filled some paper > walked out Yes no one asked to pay anything and I'm thankful for that and the nurses there do an incredible job with less and less budget in there service, they're real heroes!

    PsionicPsionic2 gün önce
  • In a nationwide discusion about provided health care for all there is enough choice. Do you want to be healthy, Do you want to be sick, Do you want to be healthy and poor, Do you want to be sick and poor and be let compleatly alone with your problems. Do you want to pay 5 bucks for your medicine or 900? Do you want to be ugly forever because your teeth are rotten and you can't afford a dentist for 1200 bucks? I live in germany. I don't pay anything for my health insurance. Well, I pay, but I never see it because half of it is payed of automaticly while my salary is getin taxed before it gets payed to me, and the other half is payed by my employer. I don't feel robbed but I am compleatly covered. Edit: One time I had some issues with my teeth, so I went for a few sessions to the dentist. NO WAITING LINE. I came in on time, checked in and the treatment started a few minutes later. The doctor was already waiting for me, even he was treating 2 other patients ath the same time. His assistants were very well trained, so that they could keep working while the doc goes over to the next patient. So in my opinion medicar for all not only provides protection from bankrupcy when you get sick. But it also generates a better training for the staff, because the doctors offices and hospitals needs to swich over to a more efficient usage of ressources.

    John DoeJohn Doe2 gün önce
  • I live in Canada, our healthcare is better and we aren't even taxed that much more. This is because most healthcare doesn't actually cost the insane amount that Americans are charged for it.

    Thomas BraithwaiteThomas Braithwaite2 gün önce
  • “The American Health Care system gives you so many options on how you want to get fucked.” I died😂😂😂😂

    TheSquirtableTheSquirtable2 gün önce
  • Medicare for all means you get to pay for those who aren't able to lol, you know how to avoid this? Get a job and stop bumming off your dying parents :D

    ThatOneOctopusThatOneOctopus3 gün önce
  • Daniel CraddockDaniel Craddock3 gün önce
  • Surprise! ONE TRILLION dollars can be found when needed. BUT as both the UK, & Australian governments have said (there may be more they are the news sites I follow) this is/maybe going to last at least six months. ONE TRILLION is only the start. NZ is estimating $12 Billion cost and has one of the most harsh lock downs in the western world ~$2,500/person the USA is/has/will currently spend ~$3/person. I know which country I would rather live in, but I'm stuck in Australia which is nearly as good and know this is going to cost a LOT MORE than already budgeted for.

    tlpNZtlpNZ3 gün önce
  • well over here in the uk the NHS is over worked, with trouble we have. I remeber when my dad was going to hospital each week. we would call the 101 he go the hospital then comes out. taking about the cost the parking realy bad I ended having pay out £3.50p each time. we never had alot but I still remember how well the NHS treated him. I have had to have my tooth out now that was costly of £35 in total. but then it was not as if needed that bad so I payed the extra. not I will need to go to and have my teeth seen again. I am very much support the NHS. you have a choice of no heath or waiting a little time for it???

    Antony WagnerAntony Wagner3 gün önce
  • 1:40 is objectively a lie

    Dan SomethingDan Something3 gün önce
  • The issue with waiting in lines? What all of these twats are saying is - I have a job, I have money, I dont want to wait in line so some poor person can get more urgent surgery before my none emergency surgery. If thats how it worked in the UK I would be dead. I had my appendix out in Jan 2018 due to appendicitis, it would have burst and could have killed me, cost me nothing apart from a few days holiday (small employer, only basic sick pay), in the US the average cost of an appendix removal is $33K, one 20yo in 2012 was charged $55K, his insurance covered a good amount of it but he was still left with over $11k to pay. Its a simple fact, is universal health care perfect? No, but is it fair? Yes. The rich should be able to buy nicer cars, they should be able to buy nicer houses, most work hard for it, but the rich shouldn't get the privilege to live over the poor. END OF FUCKING DISCUSSION.

    HappydrunkgamerHappydrunkgamer3 gün önce
  • Medicare is NOT the solution. This guy seems to not understand economics. If everyone gets access to good heath care, there will be long queues and not sustainable for hospitals.

    Dogiparthi Srinivasa RaoDogiparthi Srinivasa Rao3 gün önce
    • Dogiparthi Srinivasa Rao The Lancet had a rpeot on how Me all would have saved over 60,000 extra lives and saved half a trillion dollars if it was implemented in 2017. Neoliberalism and the Chicago school isn't 100% economics, a lie that has taken over the US.

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
    • Dogiparthi Srinivasa Rao No, Australia is doing great with Medicare. The problem is method of payment which is controlled by crappy insurance companies.

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
  • I'd take one choice of healthcare I can afford, over a choice between healthcare I can't afford and getting worse.

    Haley Fucking Halcyon - Gaming ChannelHaley Fucking Halcyon - Gaming Channel3 gün önce
  • After the TRILLION dollar corporate bailout for Coronavirus, I don't want to hear ANYONE say “We can't afford Medicare for All”. Because they can. They don't want to.

    Haley Fucking Halcyon - Gaming ChannelHaley Fucking Halcyon - Gaming Channel3 gün önce
  • I'm so lucky to be a Brit the NHS saved my life when I was four years old I had two kidneys removed (don't worry I was born with three, I still have one going strong) plus a bit of my bladder, have no idea how much those operations must have cost never mind my aftercare etc. I'm so grateful it didn't put my family into debt, we owe the NHS so much.

    Joyous OneJoyous One4 gün önce
  • *laughs in Danish*

    ThezaretThezaret4 gün önce
    • @Ricardo Barahona well Even if that was literal i could get i removed for free

      ThezaretThezaret3 gün önce
    • Thezaret Potato in throat laughing?

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
  • I don't think that Oliver discussed the most important reason and advantage for single-payer healthcare: the fact that the tiny pools of insured people, one for each employer, are replaced by one large pool of all citizens. Instead of paying the separate administrative expenses for 20 million or so employer-related pools, there would just be one large pool to administer. Economy of scale applies. Even more important is the sharing of risk. The risk that an employment pool contains more individuals with high healthcare expenses than one national pool would contain is large, so the insurance expense is large. It would cost far less from an insurance point of view to have one national pool containing all healthy and ill citizens, because healthcare costs would only be accrued for the citizens who are actually ill at any time, instead of treating the entire population as insurance holders.

    David SpectorDavid Spector4 gün önce
  • In Australia, we have a television show called Ambulance which follows our emergency health service helping people in need. No fines, no cost. If anybody wants to disavow Medicare for all, I challenge them to watch Ambulance, and confidently say that those people didn’t deserve to be saved.

    Creepy CustardCreepy Custard4 gün önce
  • Unfortunately, but true, and I'm very sure that all of you folks agree: this country can't ever provide free Medicare for all. Never will.

    David ToarDavid Toar4 gün önce
    • David Toar The Lancet has a report that disagrees.

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
  • Omg what the fuck are they going to do with Corona virus now? This is going to be a disaster. I would be fucking scared if I lived in the US right now

    laboomeranglaboomerang4 gün önce
  • Don’t trust this POS. He is a liar and a snake.

    Daniel GillespieDaniel Gillespie4 gün önce
    • Daniel Gillespie He's not shilling for the insurance industry like most politicians. Wendell Potter exposed these comapnies since he used to create propaganda for Cigna.

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
    • You gonna back that statement up with anything or are we just taking your word for it?

      Robert KingRobert King4 gün önce
  • Had this come out a month later you would’ve heard that we have had a national clap for the NHS, because not everything in life is free but the things that are should always be held close

    BardoBardo4 gün önce
  • I LOVE Liberals they pay me not to work! Gracias

    Welfare QueenWelfare Queen5 gün önce
    • Welfare Queen Murdoch Media loves you. Neoliberals jump in glee.

      Ricardo BarahonaRicardo Barahona3 gün önce
    • @avedicTroll??? My name is Welfare Queen. Gracias

      Welfare QueenWelfare Queen5 gün önce
    • Idiot troll. Fuck off.

      avedicavedic5 gün önce
  • The only good argument for the American system is that without it we wouldn’t have Breaking Bad.

    Chris StoneChris Stone5 gün önce
  • You Americans need to get on board with Bernie... you're so behind it's crazy, and he can really help you. As a Canadian, with Universal Health Care, trust me, you want this to be fixed. Get it together. :)

    lato649lato6495 gün önce
  • #YAAASSPLEEN hahahaha ilove this guy im from OZ i wish he would do more smashing us its so funny we love he for it....... ugly pom

    John HuxleyJohn Huxley5 gün önce
  • Englands NHS is fucked by the very government whose job it is to protect it and people are dying because of it being deliberately underfinanced by a Tory government only interested in profit.

    James LochridgeJames Lochridge5 gün önce
    • It started long before Boris and his cronies,even saint tony shit on it,but its there and free at the point of delivery. If your'e not keen on it,head off to the US for your EXPENSIVE treatment! At a time like this,do you think its a good idea to dump on the NHS,you may need it!

      Mark AMark A5 gün önce
  • I can literally walk into any hospital or doctor's office in my province and be seen. I'm not sure why Americans think there is a lack of choice in Canada. It is Americans who can't freely choose their health care providers. Watch Michael Moore's Sicko if you want to see how other countries have figured out health care. Or if you live in the rest of the developed world watch and learn how terrible American health care is for regular people, and what it would be like if we privatized our systems.

    Dominic WongDominic Wong5 gün önce
    • @Whistler 3002 True. They probably can technically choose any provider, but only some are covered by their insurance.

      Dominic WongDominic Wong4 gün önce
    • I don't think Canadians lack choice. They have about the same choice US folks have. What Canada does have, is the feeling of more choice, because your bank balance is not involved in the decision making process.

      Whistler 3002Whistler 30025 gün önce
  • 9:15 Why are so many people ill informed people speaking on US TV? Do they have to look like they know something?

    Antoine EricAntoine Eric5 gün önce
  • I have to disagree with you on one of your last points about not having both the public and private options. We have it in Australia and I would say the system is working reasonably well. Obviously it's not perfect, but I would say its still a huge step up than the current conditions in the USA.

    Cate SkyeCate Skye5 gün önce
  • Medicare for all is terrible idea. The end.

    Dark Souls1Dark Souls15 gün önce
    • u got no brain. the end

      Quốc Vỹ TrươngQuốc Vỹ Trương5 gün önce
  • 2020 election will be interesting. Have Americans gained a greater fear of A) Mexicans and Muslims so we need a wall and a ban. Or B) The medical system that is literally letting your family members die due to years of lack of funding and gutting ACA/Obamacare and because republicans refuse to spend money of necessities like healthcare. If you prioritized Healthcare on the same level as military, there would be plenty of ventilators, ICUs, doctors and nurses for Covid-19 patients.

    ZeroZero5 gün önce
  • I have no sympathy for people who oppose universal healthcare that works so well in other countries, then live through Covid-19 crisis with a medical system that will decide whether you live or die based on how many ventilators your underfunded and overwhelmed system can get, and THEN turn around a vote Trump in 2020. Republicans have literally stated at this point, they would rather the economy do well than prevent deaths.

    ZeroZero5 gün önce
  • Finally something i comment on, \(Oo)/ hi john i feel like there is one thing you seem to have forgotten about...... As an english-man do you remember the word children were taught when there parents didnt want them to use the word Fart😏 love the you tube clips sadly cant watch the shows when you air but i watch the youtube clips regardless of what they're aired.

    John SmithJohn Smith5 gün önce
  • 14:46

    choongkeatchoongkeat6 gün önce
  • If you are outside the USA and missing John try this:-

    tlpNZtlpNZ6 gün önce
  • Wondering why the MSM "Neoliberal" networks (MSNBC, CNN, various affiliates...) went all-in for Biden over Bernie Sanders? LOOK WHO PAYS THEIR BILLS!!!!!! An alphabetical list of drugs from Abilify to Zoloft. And Americans? SO STUPID THEY JUST GO ZOMBIE WALK RIGHT TO THE POLLS AND DO AS THEY"RE TOLD!

    Tessa RossaTessa Rossa6 gün önce
  • No shit Sherlock!

    Eric BEric B6 gün önce
Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)