What’s in the GOP’s Mysterious Health Care Bill?: The Daily Show
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What’s in the GOP’s Mysterious Health Care Bill?: The Daily Show


Recently,
everyone has been so absorbed with the whole
Trump-Russia story that many people have forgotten
there are things happening in Congress, namely healthcare. For seven years,
for seven years now, Republicans have had
one major legislative priority, and that’s been building
a 60-foot-tall, coal-powered mechanical Jesus
to defend America. I’m just kidding.
It’s 70 feet tall. No, no, I’m just kidding.
Uh, the main goal was repealing
and replacing Obamacare. And now that Republicans
control the government, that long-awaited goal
is within reach. For the GOP, this whole thing
has taken so long, it’s probably felt
like sex with Sting. Now, if you remember,
back in May, the House finally managed to
pass its version of Trumpcare, aka,
the American Health Care Act, and Trump celebrated by
conducting a backyard symphony. (applause) (cheering) What we have is something very,
very incredibly well-crafted. We don’t have to talk
about this unbelievable victory. Wasn’t it unbelievable? So
we don’t have to say it again. But it’s gonna be an
unbelievable victory, actually, when we get it
through the Senate. Only Trump would say, “We don’t
have to say it’s unbelievable” and then immediately say
it’s unbelievable. This is how stubborn
Donald Trump is. He doesn’t even listen
to the word “no” when it comes from himself. “Okay, no more ‘unbelievables.’ (bleep) you, me! Unbelievable!” So, the House passing the bill
was a major step toward repealing Obamacare, and, obviously,
Republicans were thrilled. Uh, you know who wasn’t though? Almost everyone else
in the country. Because it turns out
only 17% of America supported the House bill. Do you know how small 17% is? You could fit everyone who loved
that bill into one backyard. That’s how small it is. Which is
basically what Republicans did, to be honest. 17%. Like, if you were a kid
and you got 17% on a test, your parents
wouldn’t ground you. Like, they wouldn’t beat you. ‘Cause you just wouldn’t
go home. You would just look
at that paper and be like, “Well, I guess my life
as a drifter begins. All right. Here we go, here we go.” Like, a 17% score is terrible, which explains why, when Trump
talked to Senate Republicans this week, his opinion of the House bill
had been renegotiated. MAN: During a meeting
with Senate Republicans, the president kept his focus
on healthcare. There Mr. Trump flip-flopped
on the House-passed replacement to Obamacare,
calling it “Mean.” MAN 2: The president,
also, reportedly calling the House bill–
and I quote here, “A son of a bitch.” Damn. The bill went
from “unbelievable” -to a mean “son of a bitch”?
-(laughter) Or in Trump terms, it went
from an Ivanka to an Eric? Wow! -(laughter and groaning)
-Wow. And I don’t say this often,
but Trump is right. The House bill is mean. If that bill became law, 23 million people could become
uninsured in America, right? Many people with pre-existing
conditions won’t be protected, and it would mandate that colon cancer
be renamed “butt cancer.” -It’s just a mean bill, people.
-(laughter) And because the House bill
is so mean and so unpopular, Senate Republicans are left
with two options– either fix what’s in the bill,
or just hide it from everyone. Senate Republican
healthcare deliberations, with this White House’s
blessing, have all been conducted
behind closed doors. No public hearings
are scheduled. But Mitch McConnell’s no fool. He knows the second
he puts the plan out, they’re gonna get chopped up
in a thousand pieces. MAN: One GOP aide explaining
why they won’t release it to the public–
“We aren’t stupid.” That’s right. Republican Senators
are so ashamed of the healthcare bill
they’re working on, they’re actually putting it
inside a porn magazine -so no one will know what
they’re reading. -(laughter) “No, no, no,
it’s not what you think. -It’s, uh… it’s porn.”
-(laughter) Now, according to Republicans,
the stories of them being shady, writing this bill in secret, these all…
these are all fake news. All right, for the truth, we need to go to the ancient
tree who leads them– Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell. Unfortunately, it will have to
be a Republicans-only exercise, but we’re working hard
to get there. We’ll let you see the bill
when we… when we finally release it. We know a lot about the subject. We know how complicated it is. Nobody’s hiding the ball here. Our goal here is
to move forward quickly. Your-your goal here is
to move forward quickly? (laughter) Shouldn’t your goal be to make
a good healthcare system? Yeah? Shouldn’t it be about doing it
right, not doing it fast? I mean, you would think,
of all people, Mitch McConnell would know about
the tortoise and the hare. (laughter) His cousin won that race. (laughter) But… but he is hiding
the ball. There’s no mistaking that. And here’s why Mitch McConnell’s
ball-hiding is such a big deal. The Senate healthcare bill
has the potential to drastically change the lives
of millions of Americans, and like Obamacare was,
the process should be open so that people can voice
their needs and concerns. Right now, even other senators
can’t help shape the bill, because not even
they know what it is. When you say
that you’re inviting us– and I heard you,
Mr. Secretary, just say, “We’d love your support.” For what?
We don’t even know. We have no idea
what’s being proposed. There’s a group of guys
in a back room somewhere that are making these decisions. Will there be a hearing? (ding) Where? Huh? Well, I don’t know that…
(clears his throat) …there’s going
to be another hearing, but we’ve invited you to-to
participate and give your ideas. McCASKILL: Yeah, no. No,
that’s not true, Mr. Chairman. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Who was that? (laughter) Who the (bleep) was that?! (laughter) That dude just repeated exactly what that person
told him to say! I mean, at this point,
why isn’t she just the senator? Just cut out the middle man. Just… (whispers gibberish) But hold on. Hold on, hold on.
Let me get this straight. This is really slick here.
Let me get this straight. Senate Republicans
are holding no hearings, and aren’t letting Democrats
see the bill at all, but they still insist that they are letting
the Democrats participate. That’s what they say.
You know what this is like? It’s like
when your little brother wanted to play a video game with you, so you gave him a controller
that wasn’t even plugged in. -That’s what this is like.
-(laughter) That’s what this is like,
and your-your brother is like, “Wait. If you’re Mario,
who am I?” “Oh, it doesn’t matter.
You’re winning. It doesn’t matter.
You’re winning.” -(laughter)
-“Yay!” You know, if you’re an older
sibling, great memories. (laughter) If you’re an older sibling,
yeah. If you’re younger,
that’s when your issues started. -(laughter)
-Uh, look. Look, the truth is Obamacare
isn’t perfect, right? But at least
when Senate Democrats passed their initial bill
in 2009, they worked on it for 11 months, and they held
over a dozen open hearings. But even with all of that,
the Republicans still complained that with something so big as reforming
the American healthcare system, the Democrats
were moving too fast and being too secret. And you’ll never guess
which Republican complained the most. This massive piece
of legislation that seeks to restructure
one-sixth of our economy is being written
behind closed doors without input from anyone in an effort to jam it past
not only the Senate but the American people
before Christmas. (like McConnell):
Christmas, you know? The holiday where three ghosts
show up in your bedroom and you ignore them. Bah. (laughter) So… 2009 Mitch McConnell, he clearly
understood the importance of an open process
when deciding healthcare. This time he’s going
the opposite way. Because, with Trumpcare, he’s so afraid
of the backlash from voters, it’s triggered
his instinctive response. (laughter) Turtle power!

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100 thoughts on “What’s in the GOP’s Mysterious Health Care Bill?: The Daily Show

  1. For all these years of trying knock out the health care,there was no planning going on for a replacement? This shows how much of priority it truly is to the sitting government.oh don't dis the turtles,they can move surprisingly quick,ha ha.

  2. Seven years and GOP don't even have a plan in place. we should make sure what ever bill that pass must be mandated to all congressional members and federal government workers. Make them suffer as we do….

  3. Republicans are afraid to show what's in the bill because the interim elections will be here soon, they know they will lose.

  4. Trevor, love your comedy but can you not disrepect Jesus? Christianity -and other religions-is/are sacred and honestly it wasn't even a necessary joke like you could have gone down another avenue and it would have been funnier.

  5. Genocide. Kill the weak, the sick, the poor, the disabled, the elderly by denying them healthcare. Republicans voted for this!

  6. There's been so much shit about Trumps wrong doing and no one has done shit about stopping him. Politics are like real life SNL funny sketches now.

  7. They're not stupid? Says who? Very stupid. Bunch of greedy fucks are working on something to feather their nests. I hate that Mitch McConnell. He's from my state…. I always vote against him.

  8. And they wonder why people go psycho and shoot at Republicans on the baseball field. Yes, killing and violence is wrong. But if you can't see the writing on the wall…

  9. OMG. Mitch McConnell, Orin Hatch. Lying liars. Hypocritical hypocrites. Thanks, Trevor for exposing them to the rest of us.

  10. Bitch McConnell is a crooked bastard like this country has never seen! I hope that fucker dies on the Senate floor!!! Would be the best thing that's happened to America and democracy since Antonin Scalia died!

  11. This is proof positive that republicans vote against their own best interests. GOP: We aren't stupid! BUT, their sheep followers are.

  12. this mitch whatever his name is looks like that horror movie where the clown hide in the gutter πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  13. I guess it's a lot easier to complain about corruption on the outside looking in, but when they get into power suddenly corruption seems a whole lot more appealing.

  14. I DON'T NEED TO BE POLITE HERE, I'M JUST A CITIZEN – ITS FRUSTRATING TO SEE INTELLIGENT AND COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE LIKE NOAH BEING POLITE TO THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. – TRUMP CARE IS BEING WRITTEN IN SECRET BY A BAND OF FILTHY, GREEDY, 50'S STYLE OLD WHITE MEN WHO ARE EMOTIONALLY DEAD AND INTELLECTUALLY MEDIOCRE. – CLOWNS WHO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE REAL MEN BECAUSE THEY MAKE THE TOUGH CHOICES FOR THEIR SHAREHOLDERS – LIKE LETTING CHILDREN DIE AND SLEEP IN THE STREETS. – THEY ARE NOT MEN THEY ARE HEARTLESS WHORES, LIARS, AND STONE COLD KILLERS. RISE UP, SPEAK OUT, AND GET THESE SHIT STINKING DINOSAURS OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE!! 1950 WAS A LONG TIME AGO. END THE DIRTY OLD MAN PARTY AND PUT THEIR RODEO DISTRACTION CLOWN IN PRISON WHERE HE BELONGS. PUT THESE COWARDS DOWN – DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH THEM – DON'T LET THEM SPEAK ON YOUR BEHALF – PUT THEM OUT TO PASTURE AND GRIND THEM UP FOR DOG FOOD. YOU CANNOT TRUST ANYTHING THEY SAY.

  15. DAM TRUMP REALLY HATES PRESIDENT OBAMA. HE;S TRYING TO WIPE AWAY THE NAME OBAMA LIKE THE THEY DID "MOSES"BACK IN THE DAYS, HE WON'T EVEN LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE NEITHER HIS WIFE, HE BELONGS TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND NOT PLAYING GOLF AT HIS SO CALLED WINTER HOUSE. IS HE THAT SCARED OF THE SLAVES SOUL RUNNING HIM OUT ????? I'M JUST SAYING

  16. The Democrats did the same thing while writing the Obamacare bill, behind closed doors. Both sides are hypocrites.

  17. none of you have balls to hide,Mitch McConnell is a scumbag who doesn't care about any base only the pharmisudical companies and the medical industry…just die is the title of their bill…

  18. The original ACA was passed with 170 REPUBLICAN amendments also. Where the F did those come from if the republicans had no input. Fucking lying bastards! πŸ™

  19. Some people are idiots, in an interview with a reporter, one man was asked what he thought about the millions of people who'd lose health insurance, he just said "what do I need insurance for, I have the emergency room"

  20. The Republican health care plan will devastate the mental health and substance abuse treatment of our citizens. Also very anti-woman.

  21. I don't think it is right or fair that not only do we not know anything about what is in this bill but even Democrats do not have a clue. How are we ever going to be able to work across party lines when something like this is going on? So much distrust.

  22. If the Healthcare is so great why won't ALL members of Congress use it for healthcare? I don't see that happening .

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  24. Has anyone tried to introduce trump to a program call trump care and then include everything Obama care has? IπŸ™„

  25. Republicans are basically neo-confederacy.. next thing you know they will try to push for "White Man Ownership" bill by saying this is for "working class".. to be honest they won't have to change much as Corporations and Banks already own employee & customer rights.. I guess their only goal is to go back to "good 'ol days", when white privilige was a birth-right, and not something you had to work for.. plus, owning few slaves, or as republicans would put it, few unpaid immigrants..
    As long as US allows hard-right republicans to infect democracy & constitution, there will never be peacefull and prosperous America.. these neo-nazies in disscuise sow hatred and division, which allows them to eat-away at constitution and bill of rights.. I bet they wouldn't mind a little civil war, where a new fuhrer would emerge..
    Come on US, get a grip.. do not wait untill divisions are too great.. use social & mainstream media to counter all that propaganda coughed-out by Trump and his puppets.. find a way to show how corupt Fox News are.. they are nothing other then Trump's personal megaphone (they would lie for him even if he'd commit a murder on live TV).. find ways how to reach moderate republicans and simply show them how rotten Trump is.. And MOST importantly, remind people that it's not "us against them", but rather "united we stand", against racism, coruption, bigotry, showinism, etc. It should make absolutely no difference who's in power, republican or democrat.. ALL should be held to same standarts..
    This is what citizens, who voted & still support Trump and republicans, seem to ferget.. no one should justify immoral, un-American, unpatriotic, unconstitutional behaviour, REGARDLESS of what political party they belong to.. it seems people who STILL support Trump don't understand that this will be Trump's legacy.. not his policies, however damaging they may be, but his actions & dissregard for everything presidential.. because if he can get away with all the scandals and crimes now, any future president won't be afraid of any repricutions.. business and politics will become intertwined even more then they are already.. so people who support him are preparing a future for their children that will be much darker then anything they had..
    I hope America can regain its former composure, because it will take a while for US to be respected around the world once again..

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