Medicaid: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) webfi


  • @LawrenceLCA on May 16, 2024

    As a Canadian this is all crazy to me. When my son was born, even before he officially had a name or a birth cert, we left the hospital with his provincial health care number. That first week we saw the doctor and they took either his health number or the parent's number. No other questions asked, never have to renew, never have to update our address unless we leave the province.

  • @laurakastrup on May 17, 2024

    I’m so sorry but in my very socialist opinion this is the government failing it’s citizens

    And before you come at me for being a communist. I’m Danish, I was born in Vietnam

    That means that I was born in a country that is legitimately communistic, and I’m living in a country that’s the closest thing you get to Marxist socialism, minus the dictator, plus a king

  • @donutsrock on May 17, 2024

    Damn that's infuriating. Makes my blood boil, and as a European, how all of this (like almost every problem discussed in this show, to be honest) can be so bad is utterly incomprehensible to me.

  • @fina5120 on May 17, 2024

    I've been working for a company run by a mediocre tyrant. This type of incompetence in a business is not shocking when the people leading literally get in the way of people producing good work. This is an attempt to make money and push an unfounded opinion on people's moralistic integrity. Just ableist behavior, forcing people to pay out-of-pocket, as a cash grab. No business has integrity and competence will be punished

  • @Chu3505 on May 18, 2024

    😢😕Those Republicans states are the worsted places to lives.If you’re poors and needed the government services.

  • @thatguy6171 on May 18, 2024

    Who voiced the squash at the end?

  • @thatguy6171 on May 18, 2024


  • @douglasalder6039 on May 18, 2024

    It was a real treat seeing Amber Ruffin in the end video

  • @ryanharris1817 on May 19, 2024

    Dr. Brian Morley needs to read Dante’s Allegory, or meet people that have.

  • @DonPetersimes-tz8ny on May 20, 2024

    The one thing I noticed is that all the F-ups seem to come from conservative-run states. But they hate education in those states, so there's that….

  • @lillyprince4323 on May 20, 2024

    US healthcare is a joke. Always has been. Reform is overdue.

  • @Stoned_Silly on May 20, 2024

    I just lost my Medicaid here in Alabama last week…Im fighting like hell to get disability. I have BPD, MDD,OCD, Hypertension, and this is just the tip of the iceberg of my health struggles! I won't be eligible for it again until i get my disability, which could be YEARS…going to get a part time job and hope for the best…I worry as my OCD isnt about washing hands or anything, but rather random homicidal thoughts i have. They get REALLY bad in public. Its something thst started as a young child. I tell doctors about it and most of them just overlook it….I tell them one day i might be on the news and on that day youll wish you'd habe done more!

  • @patriciacrenshaw2475 on May 20, 2024

    I wish that constituents in these states that are losing these vital health programs would vote for governors who really cared about them. Please put it together folks. Stop voting for politicians who blame you for needing government assistant programs, because they sure will give that money to large corporations and wealthy people who are donors that will keep them in office.

  • @mayuthedemon33 on May 20, 2024

    Thank u for this

  • @gregniel on May 20, 2024

    If you are poor and live in the United States. . . . . . don't get sick.

  • @yatriniehaus5245 on May 20, 2024

    $2.23 for a peach? There’s your health care problem.

  • @foot2theballs on May 20, 2024

    Man, it would be great if 'settlements' costing a company a fraction of their yearly revenue weren't considered acceptable consequences

  • @chuckaustin7234 on May 21, 2024

    I know a person who wants me and us to HAVE Medicaid. What this person wants to do is end the abuse of it as well as the abuse of other SOCIAL programs. TRUMP 2024!

  • @jeffreblumenshine7103 on May 22, 2024

    Anyone constantly impressed by how evil Republicans have become? Not saying there aren't evil Democrats but like damn the whole welfare queen nonsense is just 40 years old hate.

  • @NancyLauten on May 22, 2024

    THIS is what Happens when we "Leave it to the States" ! Every Time!

  • @kthorsen253 on May 23, 2024

    I might get allot of hate for this one but the only people I have seen taking advantage of government funding is x military that served for 3 – 5 years with no combat simply working a job much like anyone else does getting a full disability check equal to a 30 dollar an hour job for the rest of their life while still working a full time job. They get preferential treatment in the job market not by their merits but only because the employer gets a tax credit for hiring them.

  • @cannibalbananas on May 23, 2024

    @12:55 – That is a debate I had w/ my brother-in-law last year. He's against a lot of programs because someone could be benefiting that shouldn't. I asked him, aren't you a better person for helping someone, than ignoring their plight on the off-chance someone is benefiting that shouldn't be.
    Also, what about those in charge who benefit? He didn't concede his point, but did agree I have more compassion & trust than him.

  • @droppedpin7536 on May 23, 2024

    This guy is one of the largest biased haters of America and democracy. Yet he works in this and makes his money from the country he hates and it's ideals.

  • @weavercattlecompany on May 23, 2024

    Welcome to my world, I haven't had health insurance since Obama passed the Healthcare Act and I fell under the Medicaid "Working Poor" coverage. Needless to say, that only lasted 2 years and I've have had any health insurance in over 20+ years.

    The only good thing I can say about not having heath insurance is that you take extremely good care of yourself to avoid going to the hospital due to it being one of the biggest financial frauds on the planet. Just so you know, 66% of bankruptcies filed in the U.S. are due to healthcare cost!

    The U.S. is apparently the "Greatest Country in the World" unless your sick then your up skit creek without a paddle 🤢

    Also, I might add that this rich, entitled Republicans are the ones who 99.99% of the time will vote to strip you of your healthcare. In case you weren't aware of it but they are fully responsible for the "Donut Hole" in Medicare because AARP lobbied them to reduce coverage from 100% to 80% so they could sell more insurance policies!

  • @jeffdroog on May 25, 2024

    Don't have kids you can't look after lol Man,these parents are absolute trash.If you can't look after your kids,maybe accept you're a shitty parent,and shouldn't have had them.

  • @jeffdroog on May 25, 2024

    It doesnt really feel right to make YOUR disabilities,everyone elses problems…Sorry i was born without issues,but eat shit! Lol

  • @rootsAlkebu on May 25, 2024

    soooo a fetus isn't a baby 👀
    use our tax dollars for universal healthcare!

  • @swhite1442 on May 25, 2024

    To make this whole issue worse they're giving illegal aliens free everything including health care at the same time they're cutting benefits for American citizens.
    And they're using taxpayers money to pay the personal it takes to cut the people off from Medicaid

  • @limo4085 on May 25, 2024

    I had applied for Medicaid right before the pandemic. Then got a job. Never got notice that I had been approved for Medicaid. Two years later got a letter about something being reviewed. Called and was told I'd had it the whole time, and they won't kick anyone off, so I was going to stay on it even if I didn't want it.

    For the past 2 years, every month I get a request to update my income. I do. Yet the letters still come.

    About 4 months ago, my prescription prices went up. Asked the pharmacist, they said the Medicaid wasn't valid anymore…. STILL KEPT GETTING MAIL saying my coverage was current and to update my income.

    I feel so much for the people who need it and are experiencing the opposite side of this. I'm really not sure why it's so wildly complicated 🙁

  • @rasa.be88 on May 26, 2024

    People talk sh*t on those recieving Medicaid or other low income assistance ~ accusing those expected to provide labor for the state, to be “lazy” & “stealing” from the government while politicians & corporations are literally stealing & extorting money from society & the working class… like they literally are making millions off the working class & pointing fingers at those living off meager handouts from the government…… how do people buy this bull sh*t??

  • @Dan-Simms on May 27, 2024

    Thank god i live in a country with free healthcare and never have to worry about this BS.

  • @TheAureliac on May 28, 2024

    I know why AmeriHealth Caritas had to cut off the young man with cerebral palsy. They're too busy sending Medicaid notices that I have am now enrolled with them. Medicaid dutifully sends me a notice saying that I must now choose a PCP. AmeriHealth then sends me a huge packet of information on my new plan. No number of calls explaining that I would never switch to their plan has stopped this deluge.

  • @geschichteistcool7182 on June 1, 2024

    As an european it's always weird to see how fucked up the USA are in nearly every possible way. All they seem care about is the dax and their gpd, while they don't seem to care about the absolute insane gap between the 0,1% richest people and the vast majority of their population. I'm happy that i live in a country with health insurance and don't have to rely on stupid programs that exist in the USA.

  • @donmorris1540 on June 1, 2024

    the best show in english on television or online.

  • @hnx8522 on June 1, 2024

    To sum up……difference between red States and blue States!!!!

  • @welakapela1587 on June 2, 2024

    11:20 Arkansans or Arkansans ? 🧐

  • @glorfification on June 2, 2024

    Now John Oliver is trying to pretend he hasn't been maniacally obsessed with Donald Trump since June 23, 2016 (the day of the Brexit vote).

  • @gabrielle116104 on June 3, 2024

    I live in Massachusetts and work for a small contractor (just 4 employees) so she doesn’t have to offer health care. Since I don’t get it through work I am able to get it through the state for me and both my kids (14, 23).I’m so thankful my state offers this