Health Care Sharing Ministries: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Health Care Sharing Ministries, or HCSMs, advertise themselves as a more affordable, faith-based alternative to health insurance. But John Oliver explains some of the massive limitations these plans can have.

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  1. SDkatyusha
    2 tundi tagasi

    I don't support religious groups

  2. Sorchakitty
    2 tundi tagasi

    Can you do a segment about the SSI Restoration Act of 2021 and all of the limitations of SSI/SSDI, such as not being able to have more than $2k in savings and DAC (Disabled Adult Children, people who go on SSDI before turning 22) losing their benefits if they get married?

  3. Valerie James
    Valerie James
    4 tundi tagasi

    * laughs in Canadian * But in all seriousness. The US is clearly a shit-hole.

  4. GhostThane
    5 tundi tagasi

    Was that Welcome to the Black Parade being played on the organ in the background because holy shit that worked so well lmao

  5. Yeahok Vid
    Yeahok Vid
    7 tundi tagasi

    why do americans dislike their govt and themselves so much

  6. Igor Bell
    Igor Bell
    8 tundi tagasi

    Do you believe in Jesus ? No Do you have weight issues? Yes Do smoke ? Yes Sorry u not eligible or qualified for the insurance of Jesus Christ. This is so true and I'm glad someone is talking about it.

  7. Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu
    8 tundi tagasi

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  8. Theo Fenraven
    Theo Fenraven
    9 tundi tagasi

    When I visit a hospital and see crosses and bible sayings on the walls, I cringe. Must religion be part of EVERYTHING in this country? Please keep your delusions to yourself. In my area, Advent Health is a monopoly that has bought up everything, and there are crosses and bible sayings on the walls. I literally have to go a religious hospital if I need treatment. Oh, and they're really expensive. Did I mention that? Yup, the Christian god is gouging sick people worse than "regular" hospitals. America gets worse and worse.

  9. Miguel Brito'
    Miguel Brito'
    11 tundi tagasi

    Wait a fucking second, sharing resources for the ones who need the most no matter the illness (Cristian approved illneses) THAT'S FUCKING SOCIALISM, really close to true comunism, I thought you Americans hated socialism and communism! The horse shoe theory is strong with this one.

  10. Geccpls
    14 tundi tagasi

    I love wanda

  11. McDerpalds
    21 tund tagasi

    I swear her hair gets bigger every time she's on this show

  12. RetroQueenGamer
    Päev tagasi

    my health care quadrupled, i stopped paying it. Also have a bunch of companies harassing me now that claim to be bcbs. that was .gov healthcare. Obviously not secure or protected, nor does the left hand know what the right hand is doing i got to have healthcare for 6 months, the longest i ever had in my life.

  13. andchimeras
    Päev tagasi

    Probably the best part is that HBOMax bumper says "choose your plan".

  14. potaterjim
    Päev tagasi

    Gee, it's almost like leaving peoples personal lives shouldn't be left up to private, for-profit organizations

  15. Billy Vatcher
    Billy Vatcher
    Päev tagasi

    That figue of funds going to care is a good argument. So glad to be in Canada

  16. Francis Phillipeck
    Francis Phillipeck
    Päev tagasi

    How is this legal?

  17. Mike SMITH
    Mike SMITH
    2 päeva tagasi

    And here in Canada, we pay nearly nothing. Taxes, yes but there's no bill at the end of visits.

  18. Clau GM CMG AND PC STUF !!!
    Clau GM CMG AND PC STUF !!!
    2 päeva tagasi

    60 % of tha usa gdp ... an they uant cash from tha us citezen ..omg !!! tat is not normal ey ...

    2 päeva tagasi

    The government is simply too busy maintaining "Wealth Care", which applies of course specifically to the rich.

  20. Brian Pomeroy
    Brian Pomeroy
    2 päeva tagasi

    These bible thumpers are lucky there is no god.

  21. Onetwo Threefour
    Onetwo Threefour
    2 päeva tagasi

    all of this seems like first world problems. if i was american i'd happily change to these cheap not-actually-health-care options

  22. Scott Lemiere
    Scott Lemiere
    2 päeva tagasi

    That judgmental tone is also very in line with mainstream christianity.

  23. jmlkinc
    2 päeva tagasi

    Someday Americans must figure out that literally every other First World Country has Single Payer Healthcare, hey?

  24. TheReturnofStephan1
    2 päeva tagasi

    When looking for the worst in moral depravity, religious fundamentalism never disappoints.

  25. Sandra
    2 päeva tagasi


  26. themightykabool
    3 päeva tagasi

    needs the buzzer sound for the wrong way.

  27. M Abadeer
    M Abadeer
    3 päeva tagasi

    Referencing Some good news instead of some more news smh

  28. No Knowledge Creativity
    No Knowledge Creativity
    3 päeva tagasi

    Ironically, in the new testament, Jesus have followers who are tax collectors, prostitutes, thieves and criminals on his side and condemned Pharisees and other religious elites for neglecting and shaming people who are 'sinners.' Those ministries are doing the opposite what Jesus done.

  29. hee young Kim
    hee young Kim
    3 päeva tagasi

    Does the US run macro programs too? Why does it appear on the top every time you post a comment?

  30. Lorenzo Doesn't Exist
    Lorenzo Doesn't Exist
    3 päeva tagasi

    We know what kind of people are stupid and selfish enough to dislike this.

  31. Michael Rowlands
    Michael Rowlands
    3 päeva tagasi

    325 thousand dollars?!?!?! JESUS FUCK

  32. Chris Clever
    Chris Clever
    3 päeva tagasi

    Yes socialized medicine like Walter Reed

  33. Chris Clever
    Chris Clever
    3 päeva tagasi

    That's where my sqeeky duck went wonder if his purple hat is still purple

  34. spetcnaz83
    3 päeva tagasi

    This is just sad.

  35. Neal Williams
    Neal Williams
    3 päeva tagasi

    Tell me your bit is propaganda without telling me your bit is propaganda.... I challenge anyone who believes Oliver here to dig deeper into the healthcare industry and why these ministries exist....

  36. Lydia Coleman
    Lydia Coleman
    3 päeva tagasi

    When you realize that most American politicians have tax payer funded healthcare it’s even more insane.

  37. rashkavar
    3 päeva tagasi

    I am concerned that the quote shown on the exclusion for treating STDs is "contracted by consensual sex outside of marriage." This has the unnerving implication that it might change if the extra-marital sex was not consensual. I'm 99.9% certain that there would be something about not covering conditions caused by illegal activities or the like that that would cover the non-consensual scenario independently, but why would you write the contract to even present that potential loophole?

  38. Sebastian Mehenka
    Sebastian Mehenka
    3 päeva tagasi

    “I want to know that I’m not paying for someone to sit at home and eat bon bons” As soon as he started going after THAT sentence he lost me. Harsh? Not at all, not even a little bit. There’s a limit to what people will put up with and that’s a good thing.

  39. Rachel Ham
    Rachel Ham
    3 päeva tagasi

    @Chelsea Handler - just so you know, they're using ads for this crap in your podcasts. Gross.

  40. Pyrotek
    3 päeva tagasi

    Me, as a Canadian: O___O

  41. Owen Fitzgerald
    Owen Fitzgerald
    3 päeva tagasi

    Aliera was accused of fraud and Shelly-Moses look VERY suspect.

  42. ploufbadouin
    4 päeva tagasi

    America has some many different ways to do healthcare wrong.

  43. Will D
    Will D
    4 päeva tagasi

    Just what we needed, judgemental Christian health care.

  44. Skip6235
    4 päeva tagasi

    This just sounds like health insurance but with religious baggage and fewer regulations. Also, the whole idea of "sharing" healthcare expenses is exactly what socialized healthcare in the first place. Ffs

  45. David Gill
    David Gill
    4 päeva tagasi

    Hello from Montreal, has anybody been aware of Canada's dirty little secret regarding the treatment of the indigenous people pertaining to the 1850s residential school system and the recent finding of hundred of unmarked graves? This was a forced assimilation of these people by the church and state. I am saddened by this as a Canadian, what happened to all these kids. I believe even after all this time a serious reconciliation and apologies must happen including from the to f..n pope. There have been attempts but since these new grave findings has ripped us all (we had a very subdued July 1st Canada Day . Statues of founding fathers associated with the Indian Acts have been pulled down in protest. A story like this should be brought out and shown to the world. And your show has a lot of clout. Thank you

  46. Timothy Funk
    Timothy Funk
    4 päeva tagasi

    So glad to live in Canada... My partner had covid a few months back. She spent 2.5 weeks in hospital, 5 days in the icu. She was given a $10,000 medication. Cost to her? $0.

  47. cubidus
    4 päeva tagasi

    "take Florida"... oh shit here we go again

  48. Dragons Tooth
    Dragons Tooth
    4 päeva tagasi

    in other countries ... we have universal health care and don't have to rely on go fund me

  49. Nikolai
    4 päeva tagasi

    "Treatment for obesity" You mean exercise and a healthy diet?

  50. Fuzzy Terror
    Fuzzy Terror
    4 päeva tagasi

    6 magic markers.... thanks reddit

  51. Dean Budgell
    Dean Budgell
    4 päeva tagasi

    Am I the only one who immediately thought of the Emerald city when he said ruby as better?

  52. humangrenader
    5 päeva tagasi

    Mothers Orgasm? Fire that writer.

  53. Ella Hemings
    Ella Hemings
    5 päeva tagasi

    venturing into the trading world without the help of a proffesionl trader and expecting profit is like turing water into wine, you would need a miracle, thats why i trade with Mrs Katherine her skills set exceptional

  54. Sandro Gaertner
    Sandro Gaertner
    5 päeva tagasi

    Thanks lord for being an European!

  55. DaRedWunsGoFasta
    5 päeva tagasi

    "Take Florida." No, thank you. You can keep it.

  56. Kevin Alonso
    Kevin Alonso
    5 päeva tagasi

    As someone who's been through 2 surgeries and 3 months of chemo this year... Feeling so lucky of not having been born in the US.

  57. Patient Zero
    Patient Zero
    5 päeva tagasi

    Why doesn't America try a 50% government/50% private insurance or out-of-pocket expense?

    1. Sebastian Wallin
      Sebastian Wallin
      Päev tagasi

      You ought to realize that USA is far to big of a nation to make an effective healthcare for each and every state. USA has a twice the landmass than all of EU. It has 330 million people where up to 23 million don't even have citizenship. For an example the wealth gap from location to location is so vast in USA that it will never make any sense for healthcare system to combine together. The pay a doctor in New York needs in order to get a good living standards is 3 times the pay a doctor in Alabama needs. I would say for healthcare alone there is no way for which US can make a government run and funded healthcare system. At most I would say government could make laws that ensures hospitals aren't allowed to overbill patients. A step in the right direction for the US which could be implemented is a divided bill sharing for ambulance services.

    2. Mme. Veronica
      Mme. Veronica
      5 päeva tagasi

      America: That's communism!!

  58. Dave
    5 päeva tagasi

    Again America: How's this a thing ?!?!

  59. Shawn Couch
    Shawn Couch
    5 päeva tagasi

    You could do like my dad's bankruptcy lawyer suggested, go to the hospital and get all the tests, just all of them. Go for everything you need done. Wait three months, then file for bankruptcy. He didn't do it, but the lawyer actually suggested it.

  60. Shawn Couch
    Shawn Couch
    5 päeva tagasi

    Speaking of things up butts, a man smuggled a whole revolver into prison up his ass.

  61. Kevin Crosby
    Kevin Crosby
    5 päeva tagasi

    Reminds me I need to buy some dry laundry soap the next time I buy gas, wine, and rags.

  62. David Gonzalez
    David Gonzalez
    5 päeva tagasi

    This system is shitty on all levels but who are any of us to determine what people should spend their money on

    1. David Gonzalez
      David Gonzalez
      5 päeva tagasi

      @Mythyc Red herring is a literary device used to mislead or draw attention away. Not my intention here. I view this systems just like payday loans. Both are marketed as easy and better alternatives to their traditional counterparts but end up being far worse. You can write legislation to prevent these products or better protect consumers but at the end of the day best way to avoid these scams are to simply not use them. Glad J. Oliver is bringing attention to this, however government would be bogged down more than it already is if they had to regulate every product or service.

    2. Mythyc
      5 päeva tagasi

      That's not the issue. What you've done is pull out a red herring. Everyone can agree that people should be able to dictate what they spend their money on. The issue is that these "organizations" intentionally mislead participants in believing that they will either be covered for expenses, getting some form of insurance or otherwise taking some sort of moral highground; none of which are true. The system is shitty because it is full of lies, not because some people chose to pay for this service willingly knowing the consequences.

  63. Steve Hansen
    Steve Hansen
    5 päeva tagasi

    I’ll bet the Beach Boy’s voices would sound amazing in this echo chamber. This failed comedian has all the answers apparently but refuses to do anything about it. Arrogant liberalism gone off the rails.

  64. Roweart
    5 päeva tagasi

    there was a really good pokemon joke there i know it

  65. Matthew McPhail
    Matthew McPhail
    5 päeva tagasi

    Literally I cannot fathom the idea of my employer being my tether to healthcare 🤯 what the actual hell

  66. Greg McQueen
    Greg McQueen
    5 päeva tagasi

    Americans being screwed over in the name of Jesus? Oh My!!!

  67. Mitch Weiner
    Mitch Weiner
    5 päeva tagasi

    I’m watching the Olympics and now I wish a copper medal were awarded just for coming close to the medals that matter! “See what happens when you finish fourth?” 😂

  68. NyxErebus
    5 päeva tagasi

    I would have been so disappointed if he had not 😆

  69. Quintin Larson
    Quintin Larson
    6 päeva tagasi

    Wow there's some gross people out there

  70. Chosen SCIM
    Chosen SCIM
    6 päeva tagasi

    The best way to get healthcare as an American is to marry a Canadian

  71. Bonnybedlam
    6 päeva tagasi

    Either religions are businesses and need to pay taxes, or they're not and they have to stop doing any of this faux-corporate shit.

  72. Nat
    6 päeva tagasi

    Oh yes they're following Jesus' teaching of do unto ot others as you would have others do unto you, unless you think it's too expensive to help or they don't have the same morals as you.

  73. Katya River
    Katya River
    6 päeva tagasi

    Okay there might be ruby slippers, John, but there's a whole Emerald City.

  74. Sushi Zushi
    Sushi Zushi
    6 päeva tagasi

    Slap "liberty" and "freedom" onto whatever Americans deem "socialistic" and it suddenly sells.

  75. Thing of the Deep Productions
    Thing of the Deep Productions
    6 päeva tagasi

    Did anyone tell John that Sharity/Trinity declared bankruptcy like a week after his piece aired

  76. Mr TJP
    Mr TJP
    6 päeva tagasi

    Can you do a fact check on foster care? Lot of my former friends voices are silent. I got out, but the demoralizing events and the freedom held slave to big pharma still occurs. The Nobel prize for lobotomy is still honored while generations are fucked from unknown chemical "corrections." Difference is distanced... Often destroyed

  77. MechTim J
    MechTim J
    6 päeva tagasi

    diamond, emerald, sapphire and ruby are we sure they don't just like pokemon games.

  78. Jeremy Peeples
    Jeremy Peeples
    6 päeva tagasi

    The lens flares are strong there, yeesh!

  79. Darth Biker
    Darth Biker
    6 päeva tagasi

    I wonder what the point of this video is. HCSMs are "faith-based" initiatives trying to be present themselves as insurance but verbally claim otherwise. They market their products to Christians and/or Conservatives. They have requirements that can be considered unrealistic or archaic if you're not part of the market they're trying to sell to. There's dishonest claims here and there - thank you for pointing that out - but nothing out of the nature of a longtime regional business that's suddenly in the national spotlight. HCSMs are responding to a need - why not address the need so there's nothing to respond to in the first place? They offer an alternative solution - why not offer your own alternatives if you disagree with the way they do business? Is mocking them for being the simple minded, old-fashioned, immature people they are, trying and failing to do good in society, really the answer? HCSMs are mostly Christian organizations. If you disagree with traditional Christian values or despise Christians or their god in general, my understanding is that the US is a free country of many faiths and you can always set up something that agrees with your own beliefs. You might as well do so if your national healthcare insurance is crap.

  80. Ziggy oickle
    Ziggy oickle
    6 päeva tagasi

    All you had to say to convince the conservatives using it that it's bad is say "sounds like socialism"

  81. Sjann Landa
    Sjann Landa
    7 päeva tagasi

    I was hit by a car and snapped my clavicle (collarbone) in two on July 1st. Had a titanium plate surgically inserted to hold everything together and will need a second surgery to remove said plate in a couple of months. My hospital bill for ER, X-Rays, Surgery and follow-up appointments: $0. My income tax rate: ~30%. Cheers from the True North Strong and Free

  82. Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname
    7 päeva tagasi

    HCSMs: Insurance, except with less healthcare, and more religious indoctrination!

  83. K
    7 päeva tagasi

    watching the olivers interact with each other is simultaneously cute and painful

  84. Robert T
    Robert T
    7 päeva tagasi

    Reject insurance, now sign up with our insurance type system with few of the benefits and none of the regulation!

  85. Matthew Cornish
    Matthew Cornish
    7 päeva tagasi

    America can be summed up in one word. Starts with an F. 1 guess people

  86. Mighty One
    Mighty One
    7 päeva tagasi

    I find no end to the irony of fundamentalist Christians that dislike alcohol... it was *literally* their savior's first miracle on Earth last I checked to make more booze because the party ran out early. That doesn't sound like he was a fan of holding back to me. Also, one of the recurring themes of the Bible is that God loves happy people, and hates miserable sods, so the problem with drinking isn't having a good time, it's when you're drinking and *not* having a good time, when you're just growing bitter and angry, that's more or less asking God to smite you with lightning. I also think it's depressing that 'an infinitely dumber and less effective version of insurance' is people's supposed alternative to cripplingly abusive health insurance that bends over backwards to offer nothing. This is why the US needs serious health care reform, and the gop-thinktank product that is Obamacare wasn't really up to the task, though it was far better than the nothing that preceded it.

  87. Phil J
    Phil J
    7 päeva tagasi

    Religion ruining everything it touches, again? I'm shocked...

  88. ToudaHell
    7 päeva tagasi

    Everytime I learn more about your health care system I become more fond of my universal health care

  89. Shaun Groves
    Shaun Groves
    7 päeva tagasi

    I used to be a recording artist - like so many here in Nashville. Musicians are self-employed, even if they have recording contracts as I once did, and therefore don't have access to affordable insurance through an employer's plan. So, I joined the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE), only because they provided a type of group insurance plan for its members. But that plan quadrupled in cost in only three years (2000-2003). So we joined Samaritan Ministries' medical sharing plan. We're covered up to a million dollars with a "deductible" of $300. When one of my kids spend 9 days in critical care at Vanderbilt's hospital in Nashville, the bill was over $40,000. All of it was reimbursed to us by Samaritan Ministries members. So, for us it worked brilliantly. However, when Obama created the insurance marketplace, I leapt at the opportunity to buy affordable traditional insurance for my family! Though Samaritan members had NEVER failed to reimburse us for medical expenses of any kind or amount, they COULD - and that was unsettling. But when we totaled up the cost, it was about three times more expensive for us (family of six) to purchase traditional insurance through the "Obamacare" program than to stick with Samaritan Ministries. The traditional insurance available to us would not include catastrophic care, would not cover pre-existing conditions, would not include counseling services, and would limit us, in some cases, to providers "in network." Samaritan made catastrophic affordable, covered pre-existing conditions and counseling, and we could see any doctor we wanted - no network. For us, this is not a political, anti-socialist, conservative thing as John is insinuating in this piece. It's just math. I want affordable, dependable, healthcare for my family. And this is the only way I've been able to get it so far. Hoping that changes someday. But until then, I'm grateful for this option. Castigating ALL medical sharing programs based on the truly horrific practices and failures of some is a bit like bashing all music because of Nickelback's music...or all late night shows because of Bill Maher.🤷🏻‍♂️

  90. The Queen's Half Corgi
    The Queen's Half Corgi
    7 päeva tagasi

    Our universal health care is far from perfect, but it sure hell is better than whatever the f y’all have in ‘Murica.

  91. Olaf Pijl
    Olaf Pijl
    7 päeva tagasi

    Abortion is a lifestyle choice?!? SMH

  92. Alan DeRossett
    Alan DeRossett
    7 päeva tagasi

    we have many infected people with religion

  93. Dan McAleer
    Dan McAleer
    7 päeva tagasi

    I know how to fix the US issues with health care costs!!! MOVE TO CANADA. I had flesh eating disease which infected everything from my belly button hip to hip and down between both legs. 6 or 7 major surgeries, 5 pints of blood, 8 weeks of twice daily intensive daily surgical dressings, the use of a VAX machine to suck out the internal infected blood and many other daily care routines. It was ALL FREE. In Canada we fund healthcare 100% for everyone, every age through our taxes. And trust me our taxes are not any higher that the USA...years ago, yes, the IRS and the taxes paid were a joke compared to us. But not anymore. I cannot imagine how much this could have cost south of the border. I was in the hospital for 3 1/2 months in total. So please tell me how fully funded government controlled health care, where the cost of every kind of surgery and the SALARIES of every surgeon, doctor, anesthesiologist, urologist (my case was done by provincial specialist flown in for weeks of various surgeries), surgical nurse specialists, heart specialist, spinal tap specialist, family doctor, nurses, food suppliers, room disinfectants, laundry services and simply everything you can think about is government controlled, supplied and provided FREE to every citizen of your great land. So your end of year taxes go up a certain percentage based on your income? So what. ONE MAJOR HOSPITAL EMERGENCY comes FREE in Canada, and in the existing US system could be $300,000. Do you know how many years of taxes added as a healthcare tax that you would pay before you ever come close to that amount? Depending on your job it could be that you would NEVER ever pay taxes even close to that amount over your whole lifetime. And if you have LOTS of money then you should pay your fair share of taxes every year. Oh, BTW, start taxing the ass off anyone who makes more than...well, I can't conceive where to start on that one....income tax, including the tax for socialized healthcare and other programs, should start at a specific level above poverty and go up level by level and not stop at any point until you reach the and include all Billionaires, even trillionaires (if they exist)....if you make even a measly $Million or more a year then pay your damn taxes, no methods of "getting around taxes" or tax breaks for rich people. Have a graduating curve based on the amount of money you make. Simple. These rich people are simply slapping you in the face by blowing money on useless things to get their rocks off, while there are children dying in a hospital beds because their parents cannot afford the cost the treatment. Disgusting. Just think of how much money the health insurance companies are scamming from you.....These disgusting wealthy assholes have insurance makes TRILLIONS. Put those billions and trillions into socialized healthcare and you will realize your personal taxes will probably NOT go up at all....the money that you used to pay to health insurance and the money the Billionaires put in by paying their FAIR SHARE of taxes mean you pay less than you do now to the government through taxes and the Billionaires might fund so much, (back taxes???) that you could actually get a tax refund.....or at least your taxes will NOT go up for a few years. Sound good doesn't it? Well, Canada has a wonderful system now...not perfect but no matter what it makes it worth living here from my perspective.

  94. Lex Slate
    Lex Slate
    7 päeva tagasi

    Canadian here. When I get sick, I book an appointment or head down to an urgent care centre if it's particularly unpleasant. Sometimes there's a wait. People with more serious health problems go to the front of the line when they arrive for obvious reasons. Typically doesn't take long though. Then I go to the pharmacy to get whatever medication the doctor prescribed. Then I pay usually between zero and twenty dollars for it. Then there's no bill beyond that, because when you cut out the marketing and executive yacht budgets, health care costs way less than what Americans pay for it. Seriously y'all are being ripped off hard and it doesn't even buy better care.

  95. Robert Eischen
    Robert Eischen
    7 päeva tagasi

    What changes mad about? So these "ministries" suck. Okay. So like... don't go to them. There are many other options. So again, whatcha mad about?

  96. Sean Fisher
    Sean Fisher
    7 päeva tagasi

    Oh my goodness a third of a million dollars brain surgery?? Thank goodness I’m not an American

  97. Marcus Karlsson
    Marcus Karlsson
    7 päeva tagasi

    We were not allowed to one of these programs because we weren’t considered the “right” Christians (we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aka Mormons). They explicitly asked if we supported the trinity as the nature of deity. They hate us cuz they ain’t us.

  98. Brenda Johnson
    Brenda Johnson
    7 päeva tagasi

    I mentioned universal healthcare to my coworker who told me her grandpa had to remortgage his house to pay medical bills and she went on a pro Trump rant. Fun times.

  99. Graham X
    Graham X
    7 päeva tagasi

    So if these are registered non-profits, then what incentive do they have to be so shitty? Wouldn't they want to pay out as high of a percentage of their income as possible or, alternatively, lower participant payments?

  100. paul brandson
    paul brandson
    7 päeva tagasi

    I want Johnnycare! Get back out there and buy some more bandaids!