Last Week Tonight: Medicare For All

Comedian John Oliver used a 20-minute segment of his popular HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday to make the case for Medicare for All and ridiculed incremental alternatives like Pete Buttigieg‘s public option plan, which Oliver colorfully described as a “shit sandwich with guac.”

You can get fucked by taking an ambulance, you can get fucked by going to the wrong hospital, or you can get fucked by the going to the right hospital and getting the wrong surgeon,” Oliver said of the current private insurance system. “The American healthcare system gives you so many choices as to how you want to get fucked. Under Medicare for All, that scenario would not happen.

 

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