The GOP Still Hasn’t Figured Out Health Care: The Daily Show
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The GOP Still Hasn’t Figured Out Health Care: The Daily Show


But let’s move on,
ladies and gentlemen, to the one thing Paul Ryan
spends more time on than his biceps– Obamacare. Since its very inception,
Paul Ryan has had one goal. We really have a problem with
the direction of these bills, and we have offered principled,
alternative bills. We’re going to do
everything we can to try to repeal and replace
this thing. The case
for repeal must be matched with even greater intensity
by a case for replace. We’re also going
to repeal Obamacare and replace Obamacare
with a better system. Because we think we owe
the country an alternative. But most urgent is
to actually repeal and replace Obamacare. We have to step in and repeal and replace
Obamacare. -(laughter)
-Yes, from Jason Priestley Ryan -to Bear Grylls Ryan.
-(laughter) All the way to “Sure,
I love Donald Trump Ryan,” Obamacare’s been his obsession. He was probably
having nightmares about it, waking up like,
“Aah! Repeal and replace! Repeal and replace Obamacare.” And then he turns
to his wife and be like, “Oh, honey, I had
the most horrible dream.” But then he turns,
and her head is also Obamacare! -♪ Da, da, dun! ♪
-(laughter) So… after seven years of fighting to replace Obamacare
with a GOP plan, Ryan’s moment has finally come. House, Senate, White House–
all Republican. -So now, without further ado…
-(drumroll) …after so many years that
I can only assume were spent crafting the world’s greatest
healthcare plan in history, let’s hear what
the American public has won! -♪ ♪
-Breaking news. House Republicans
just unveiling their bill. Ten million Americans could lose
coverage under this new plan. The proposal destabilizes
insurance markets. It will. You’ll see
that premiums will go up. (laughter) -(fanfare)
-(laughter) No. -(cheering)
-N-No, no, no. -No. Forget the balloons.
-Yeah! -Forget the balloons. No.
-Yeah! -Yeah! Yeah!
-Oh, no. No, no, Jordan, no. -What?
-No, it’s… it’s cancelled. It’s not mission accomplished. -What?
-Sorry, man. Could I keep this? I will… I want to hold it up after sex. -(laughter)
-Uh, whatev-whatever. Sweet.
(chuckles) Honey, put on the Bjorn. -(laughter)
-You said… Anyway… But really, Paul Ryan? Millions of people
losing health insurance, premiums goingup?This is the crap you’ve
been hyping for seven years? Seven years,
and this is what they bring. That’s like waiting three hours
for a pizza delivery, and then when you open the box the delivery guy’s got
his (bleep) in the middle of it. I mean, yeah,
don’t get me wrong, you’re still gonna eat around
the penis because it’s pizza, but it’s not ideal,
is what I’m saying. And-and you know what, there’s
a lot to unpack in this bill, because it’s complicated. But there’s a simple metric
that anyone can understand: who wins and who loses. Winners right now are the young, uh, because they get
this great subsidy and they’re generally healthy;
uh, wealthy people, who are seeing
their taxes go down as it relates to healthcare;
and health insurers, who are benefiting from this. Here are the losers,
as we look at it. (laughter) First of all, out of context,
that graphic is just mean. That is just mean. And-and second,
I’m not a medical expert, but I feel like…
if one of the losers of your healthcare plan
is sick people… -(laughter)
-you done (bleep) up. (whooping, applause) I’m just gonna say. Now… now, to be fair,
to be fair, this plan would give subsidies
to people in the middle class who didn’t get them
under Obamacare, right? But it pays for that
partly by forcing four to six million poor people
off of Medicaid. And if you’re saying, “Well,
there’s only so much money to go around,”
then why does this plan also give a massive tax cut
to rich people, who are now
also gonna be saying, “There is so much money
to go around!” Look, we can’t act surprised
that a Republican plan is gonna screw over poor people. In fact, by now you’ve obviously
all seen Representative Chaffetz on TV–
you’ve all seen that clip. You know, where he was like,
“Maybe poor people need to stop wasting their money
on iPhones.” Yeah, as if people
were in hospitals going, “Mm, chemo or Candy Crush?
Mm…” But okay, Republicans,
since you are so good at managingyourmoney, why don’tyoutell us how you’re
gonna pay for all of this? There’s no price tag. -The CBO has not
marked this yet. -Right. -Right. -We have no idea
what it’s gonna cost. Oh… -(laughter) -They can’t
figure out the big numbers? If onlyyouhad spent your money
on the iPhone, you could have used
the calculator app on it. -(applause)
-See what happened there? (cheering, whistling) Now… obviously,
Democrats are against the plan, mostly because Obamacare is
the only thing that reminds them of the good times, you know? It’s like,
“Mmm, still smells like him.” (laughter) But the real surprise
is that some Republicans are even more against it. Because for them,
this healthcare plan still has
too much healthcare in it. Conservative Republicans
don’t like the proposal, because it’s too similar
to Obamacare. NEWSMAN:Conservative leaders
are refusing to sign on,
saying the new bill
is Obamacare Light.
The house bill
that has been put forward is Obamacare Light–
it won’t work. -This bill has real problems.
-We’ve got to do better… This is not the repeal bill that we’ve been waiting for
for all these years. Aw, man, there’s nothing worse
than seeing a sad Republican. (laughter) It’s like they found out
Santa was real… but he’s Mexican. -(laughter)
-Mm… (applause, whooping) So… Democrats, Republicans,
poor people, everyone hates this thing.Exceptover at Donald Trump’s
White House, where they’re focused on the
bill’s most important feature. One of the things that’s
important, Sarah, is for all of the people who
have concerns about this, especially on the right,
look at the size. This is the Democrats,
this is us. There is– I mean,
you can’t get any clearer in terms of this is government,
this is not. (laughter) I’m sorry, no.
No, I’m sorry. No, guys. It feels like now Spicer’s
just parodying himself now. Like, it’s like,
he’s like, he’s like, “I know what you’re gonna do
Melissa McCarthy. “No! No! If anyone’s gonna
make fun of the spice man, “it’s going to be me,
it’s gonna be me. Damn you, Melissa McCarthy.
I’m doing it myself.” (cheering and applause) What does that even mean? This whole bill doesn’t really
make sense. It doesn’t meet up
to anybody’s standards. And you know who should be
the most upset about this is President Trump. Because remember during the
campaign and the transition? He said everyone would be
covered under his plan. Premiums would go down,
and care would be better. He must be so ashamed of this crappy replacement plan. I’m proud to support
the replacement plan released by the
House of Representatives. It’s a complicated process, but
actually, it’s very simple. It’s called good healthcare. “Good healthcare.” That’s the thing I love
about Donald Trump, he tells it like it is.

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100 thoughts on “The GOP Still Hasn’t Figured Out Health Care: The Daily Show

  1. I swear, you could just replace everything in Trumpcare with quotes from A Christmas Carol. Y'know, like "If they are like to die, then they had better do it. And decrease the surplus population."

  2. they are so obsessed with getting rid of obama care they completely rush and cram a pile a trash down our throats..all these years how the hell do they not have a real plan. honestly i hope they do start it, i want it to be called trump care and hopefully it crashes flat on its face..anything to make trump looks worse makes me happy, but honestly no one makes trump look worse than trump himself

  3. i love the comment who knew healthcare would be so complicated hahah everyone on planet earth except trump and ryan

  4. Welcome to dystopia… in an ideal alternate reality this whole situation would have been some fucked-up script in a futuristic sci-fi movie – tax cuts for the ultra-rich through a bill that, if passed, will kill/bankrupt millions of under-privileged American taxpayers (humans) over the years to come… Is this really happening?

  5. "this is government" pointing to the large stack
    "this is not" pointing to the smaller stack
    however, a bill for a single-payer system would be smaller still, coming in at only a few lines long, basically saying, "the minimum age to be eligible for medicare is now decreased to 0 years."
    edit: or possibly decrease it to -10 days just so that soon-to-be-born babies are covered too

  6. your bout dumb as a bag of rocks Trev , you use jokes in bad taste with no logic making them NOT FUNNY your show is trash get the fuck off TV panzi

  7. The purpose of the Daily Show is to be funny and more accurate than the media and to mock the media for their inaccuracies. Not to buy the dumb crap they are pushing wholesale. McCain had an extensive healthcare plan. Ryan made an extensive alternative to the ACA in 2009. Romney had an alternative healthcare plan. Just because Obama lies and claims the GOP has presented no plan does not mean you have to take him at his word and repeat the lie pretending it is true. You can still read the entire bill when it was submitted 8 years ago and there is excellent websites that offer analysis of the differences.

    http://paulryan.house.gov/healthcare/pca.htm

    You are better than this Trevor. I hope.

  8. If you must split every subject into one, can you put them all in a group by date (the same way James Corden does).

  9. Chemo or candy crush, Chemo is 250,000 thousand and the iphone is 500 hundred. Are we forgetting most people get their phone on a contract anyway?

  10. There is nothing wrong with the bill! it just says if you're unhealthy from the beginning, for example, having diabetes, your premium will go up, under new bill except for people with hereditary issues. in the previous bill, they didn't consider these people so even if diabetes detected, before being insured, their premium used stay normal, which is completely stupid. Read the bill by yourself, the way I did. 'Cause, I'm a literate person.

  11. Republicans are not a monolithic group. Ryan has what he thinks is a viable plan. Some Republicans disagree with aspects of it and they will now take some time to work out those differences. Some of the people that were forced into Obamacare will choose to drop the coverage they have. Others that choose to pay a penalty will not be covered. The Republican plan will foster competition, allow individual choice and reduce the role of government in an area that should be primarily controlled by individuals and corporations. The federal government should be focused on improving the system of health insurance and healthcare for veterans and let the rest of the population take care of itself.

  12. Don't Feel Bad American Republicans Are Really Good at Kicking Them Selves In The Ass.This Will Only Last Until The Next House & Senate's Elections . They Will End There Retirement Plan. And Hopefully They Will Not Learn A Damn Thing Again. It's Always Nice To Have A Dumb Ass Aponent.

  13. While this health care bill is Paul Ryan's "baby," the issue here can also be blamed on President Trump and even the Conservative media. The problem with President Trump and Conservative news outlets blaming Paul Ryan is that he is the figure holding the divisions in the Republicans in Congress together. Say what you will about the Republicans hating/blocking the Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare but it did unite them on an issue during the Obama Administration. Now, the issue of finally being able to REPEAL AND REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING BETTER is something the Republicans are still divided on. If Ryan (and many other big named Republicans) go in the midterms with these problems, the Republicans will not only loose their majorities in Congress, but they will loose whatever unity they have left, and they will leave behind a worse form of healthcare than we already had.

  14. President Trump promised: Everyone would be covered (nope); Premiums would go down (Nope) and care would be better (NOPE). Now the President is saying, he's very proud of a Republican health care plan that fulfills none of his promises and says in one sentence, one breath, "It's a complicated process, but actually it;'s very simple". I don't want to polarize the conversation, but, since the inception of ACA, the sitting bicameral houses have bad-mouthed it, yet, in all those years, have not produced a thing to replace it Now here we are, with this rush job, that is a unpolished turd. The American people need ot replace these failed governors now and in 2018. The President would do well, to call our the house and senate and tell them, bring me a bill, like the one I promised. If he doesn't. well, we will know what he truly made of. Come on President Trump, veto this bill.

  15. Yeah, Laura. That's called insurance. Only the snots who assume they won't need it, frequently do. That's why even young people buy it.

  16. I'm glad that this guy makes me laugh otherwise without him making these jokes while telling the news, I'd be crying

  17. sad, but myriad trumpland voters will be most adversely affected by this… once again republican machine artful at getting ppl to vote against their own self interest.

  18. "Look at the size, this is the Democrats, this is us.There is– I mean you can't get any clearer in terms of this is government and this is not." Spicer just literally came out and said that what they're proposing is not governmental, like that was a positive? Republicans might have been anti-Obamacare but that doesn't mean anti-government.

  19. Omg comparing those bills from side is like he's got a big D** and we got a small one but we're proud lol… did that's bad even if you're proud of it

  20. Can I just say ask, did Obama even need to try to provide an affordable healthcare act? No America could have gone on being a leading first world country with its great doctors & hospitals but a payment system that screws the majority of the nation over.
    Well, guess what creating a new universal healthcare that works is a big deal n sadly should never have been approached by the likes of President Trump who brushes over everything & lacks any depth.
    I really feel for you America, you were so quick to hate on Obamacare when really it needed you to put politics aside just whilst you supported such a great idea, in order for it to grow into a system that other countries such as Germany have been appreciating for decades. But unfortunately, you didn't think enough to realise the devastation of a dumb Trumpdontcare replacement.

  21. 0:34 Why does the turtle guy's face always crack me up???? I'm still laughing and I'm not even looking at the screen!

  22. Today on the radio Sean Hannity described the basic concept of a healthcare pool (many people pay in and the sicker and older take advantage of being subsidized which is the point of such structure) as a fucking Ponzi scheme. Conservatives DON'T FUCKING GET REALITY.

  23. They dont want this plan for themselves but the Republicans want us to take it up the arse.
    This is a disgrace Donald Trump, you can do better than this.

  24. The whole point of healthcare is to help the sick. What good is healthcare if only the healthy people can get it?

  25. How do these 1% ass holes even end up in office? You'd think since they're in the minority less people would vote for them. Why do the other 99% vote for them? You think they have your best interests in mind? Fuck no. They just want more money to hide away in Swiss banks so they can't be taxed. Trickle economics my fucking ass you dumb shits

  26. you still haven't figured out what's going on yet have you , oh ya your way too young to know anything and get paid to run an accent out of your mouth

  27. I miss Jordan on the Daily Show. I know he's got his own show now but I preferred him on this show.

  28. wtf is wrong with these people, they don't even read the dam bills that they are talking about "this bill is more like Obama-care" like how the hell is this bill taking out most of Obama cares stuff make it LIKE Obama care.

  29. Thought experiment- for those of you in the comment section who are currently part of the workforce- if you had no access to a phone or the internet, would you be able to keep your job?

  30. "The democrats have a big stack of paper. We do not" "The large stack of paper is government. The small one is not" Did sean just admit to the democrats being a better party?

  31. "It's complicated but it's simple" …..Does Trump know what those two words mean? What a fucking dummy and the dummies who voted for him are the worst people in the world!

  32. Besides November remember those health care companies that do take medicare and medicaid. Trust me there are not much.

  33. I JUST watched that episode of SNL and I had forgotten how erratic he had been. I thought, "wow, Melissa really captured him," then I saw the reference to that episode. XD

  34. Trump does'nt consider non white rich people under the label of 'Everyone'. It probably reads in the fine print that All poor people should die asap so it leaves more money to the rich bastards. Like any sane person is really surprised by this.

  35. It isn't that they don't like Obama care. It's that they don't like a blackmans name being apart of Amerikkkas healthcare

  36. They couldn't repeal and replace Obama care so they screwed it up instead.
    When it comes to health care there isn't enough money, but when it comes to the Pentagon no problem they get over half the the national budget.
    The GOP has filed in the courts that Obama care is unconstitutional.
    How would Trump know if it's good health care he doesn't read.

  37. Trevor . there is nothing wrong with Santa been Mexican. We ll take him ! Love u show ! Keep up the good work agauns trump !!!!! We are with you Trevor !!! 😊🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺 totototooooo ?

  38. The GOP can’t do healthcare because they don’t care about people at all-they care about is THEIR MONEY!

  39. That Lying MotherF**ker!!!!!!!! This MFing guy spent years spooling this horsesh**t then went on to retire after he got his tax cuts for the rich. We should hang him by his ba**s in front of time square.

  40. I think everyone in the government MUST also fall under this plan or whatever plan they come up with, no special plans for them!

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