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Response to Steven Crowder's "DEBUNKED: Medicare for All MYTHS!"



My 50th video; a response to Steven Crowder’s video “DEBUNKED: Medicare for All MYTHS!”, in which he uses grossly exaggerated and misleading statistics from ludicrous sources. He does make a few decent points, but overall fails to “debunk” our “myths” about why we need Medicare For All.

His video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr1fXOSpIj8

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WHO study: https://www.who.int/whr/2000/en/whr00_en.pdf
WHO reactions: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-health-care-rated-37th-worldwide/
CF study: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/press-release/2017/new-11-country-study-us-health-care-system-has-widest-gap-between-people-higher
Maternal mortality: https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/mortality-rates-u-s-compare-countries/#item-maternal-mortality-rate-1990-2017
MRI machines: https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart/per-capita-u-s-three-times-many-mri-machines-comparable-countries-average/#item-start
Unnecessary MRIs: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-medical-imaging-tests-performed-in-u-s-are-unnecessary/
Cancer survival: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/research/articles/concord-2.htm
Amendable mortality: https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/#item-amenable-mortality-measured-by-healthcare-access-and-quality-index-2016
False positives: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/10/98439/high-rate-false-positives-annual-mammogram
Hospital mortality: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/12/hospital-death-rates-england-higher-us
Drug prices: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/opinion/drug-pricing-senate-hearing.html
Medicare 2093: https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/medicare-is-not-bankrupt
Uninsured facts: https://www.kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/
Medical bankruptcy: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/05/01/this-is-the-no-1-reason-americans-file-for-bankrup.aspx
Cancer patients: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/26/696321475/cancer-complications-confusing-bills-maddening-errors-and-endless-phone-calls?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
MFA savings: https://truthout.org/articles/new-study-shows-medicare-for-all-would-save-us-5-1-trillion-over-ten-years/
State lines: https://www.factcheck.org/2017/07/selling-insurance-across-state-lines/
Healthcare deaths: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/
Healthcare abroad: https://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/08/17/14-Million-Americans-Will-Go-Abroad-Medical-Care-Year-Should-You
70% support: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/412545-70-percent-of-americans-support-medicare-for-all-health-care

CORRECTION: Although the Japanese government is heavily involved in its universal healthcare system and even controls prices, it is not a single-payer healthcare system, my bad.

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Chris Allison
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Chris Allison

"Doctors would have a hard time not taking Medicare in a single payer system". You mean doctors will have to accept Medicare's lower reimbursement rates

Chris Allison
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Chris Allison

@Polidice you mentioned Japan having more radiology scanners than the US I'm happy you did because I looked into their healthcare system. In 2019, 2,000 doctors at 52 university hospitals worked without pay. According to health system tracker they have one the lowest doctor ratios in the developed world, we rank slightly higher, but that is ridiculous and you're argument is if we pay them less we will get more doctors

Aidan Crawford
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Aidan Crawford

we have 4 times the MRIs, but 8 times the people, so they're still better than us

Begeta Sama
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Begeta Sama

How fucking stupid are you

Exploder
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Exploder

"US healthcare is GREAT…rich people come here for nose jobs. So obviously we don't need to fix anything. But if you make it easier for insurance companies to jack up prices however they see it, THEN things will get even better. Not that it needs it, because it's great for rich people."
-Conservative "argument" for the current shitty system

Indypendent_317
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Indypendent_317

It's funny that Steven Crowder says "let's look at some facts."

Seth G
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Seth G

I'm a recent fan of Crowder so I was very interested in seeing this video. PoliDice sounds like you know what your talking about so I'm appreciative for that. I think the untold issue of why people are still not on board with Universal Healthcare is simply fear of the unknown. You can point to success of other countries but that's not good enough. I had a procedure for a kidney stone a couple years back. I was able to get the surgery scheduled in less than two weeks. Would I be able to with Universal healthcare ? Maybe maybe… Read more »

gfueloniichan gfuelloniichan
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gfueloniichan gfuelloniichan

great channel. you provide every argument with real data. keep making more.

Syed Shahrukh Raza
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Syed Shahrukh Raza

I'm most shocked to learn the Crowder considers himself a comedian. Like, how?

Syed Shahrukh Raza
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Syed Shahrukh Raza

Here in Canada, our healthcare system is absolutely fantastic. My cousin got hyponatremia on a Wonderland ride about 7 years ago. For those unfamiliar, this causes nausea, vomiting, headache, hallucinations and, in some severe cases, a coma. He was covered for everything except the medication (doctors later told my aunt and uncle that the treatment he received would have cost $30000-$35000 in the US). It was amazing honestly that we didn't have to worry about anything except his health.

Matthew Blum
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Matthew Blum

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Warhammered
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Warhammered

I'm curious to see Crowder's face when he or a loved one is struck with a surgery and put into a $80,000 debt.
"AT LEAST I'M NO COMMIEEEEEEE!!!!!….. RRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!"

voiceofreason467
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voiceofreason467

Hey, remember that statement you made about how Biden is better in healthcare? Wow, that statement certainly hasn't aged. I guess Bernie is looking pretty damn good right about now, eh?

Kernel's crazy Adventure
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Kernel's crazy Adventure

So it's just a conspiracy theory then?

SapphireMidnight7
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SapphireMidnight7

Last year I made a mistake at work. I was using a wire wheel to scrape off paint for welders and didn't have a mask to protect me from the dust. It wasn't much so I wasn't going to bother anyone trying to get the proper PPE. I ended up with a vicious sore throat where I couldn't breathe without severe pain. My family insisted that I go to the hospital to get it checked out and so I did. First visit in 4 years because the last time I went my insurance wouldn't cover anything and left me with… Read more »

Randomness Rules
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Randomness Rules

Does Crowder think everyone has Munchausen Syndrome?

Nick Evans
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Nick Evans

You're very first argumen makes no sense more people less doctors equals better care f**** stupid

Masha Spikego
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Masha Spikego

Love how the people who decry universal healthcare are usually very wealthy and never have to worry about becoming homeless through an accident or illness.

CJ Paddison
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CJ Paddison

Beta

James Thompson
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James Thompson

I live I the UK and its blatantly obvious to anyone who's informed that over the last 9 years of conservative government the NHS has been purposefully underfunded so that it can be argued that it is unsustainable and we can be pushed towards an American system. So essentially crowder using the UK as an example of how socialist healthcare systems dont work is moronic. Our NHS is failing because it's being privatised.

Mr._Seal
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Mr._Seal

The biggest problem with the left is full inclusion of everyone, specifically with illegal immigrants when many of these other countries require years of permanent legal residency and many other pre-reqs to become eligible. Also we need a more balanced system of private and public as Canada went to far and now has a rise of private care after many deaths. Public healthcare should be a safety net not the rule.

Russe
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Russe

17.56 womens prostate.Another debunk reaction. https://youtu.be/R_8HS1iVeIA

Confetti Medic
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Confetti Medic

If you realize that half of all southern states compose of brothers breaking each other’s arms while practicing WWE moves on themselves you can understand why some people are against universal health care.

Schokoladenkeks
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Schokoladenkeks

I hate that guy but I gotta admit his Bernie Impression was pretty good

HXT De
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HXT De

No hes not getting rid of cost. The point he was making is that you pick two of the three. You cant have all three in any market. You conpletely missed hiz point dude.

Rishi Kaufman
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Rishi Kaufman

Crowder is a genius because reusing needles so that you can save money increases chances of getting viral infections such as HIV/AIDS. Nice one, Crowder! Nice one, Crowder! So every time I need to give my grandmother an injection to stabilize her blood pressure, keep reusing it till she does get a fatal viral infection because I need to save money. Nice one, Crowder! Nice one! So Crowder, the next time, you make a statement like that, slap yourself with sense before making stupid comments like that.

Kelvin Arundell
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Kelvin Arundell
Djinghis Khan
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Djinghis Khan

Love the yes-men puppets in the background.

zorak
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zorak

I don't think he meant everyone will eat bad it's that there will be more bills that everyone will have to pay because they are on average less healthy not that because insulin is free people will be going for a "fastest ticket to diabetes" contest. Like if we are less healthy than other countries comparing the cost won't be very accurate

SpicyLaschaga
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SpicyLaschaga

So, on the topic of how "great" universal healthcare is, why not tell me the tax rate of the countries? The fact that none of those countries defend themselves or contribute to the UN? How about the fact that none of these countries have innovations in healthcare, or the fact that the government can and has decided to not help someone they've deemed "unsaveable?"

Blake King
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Blake King

You seem to be placing way more value on price than quality. Even ignoring the fact that the United States leads the world in development of new treatments and clinical studies, the spending crisis didn't begin until Medicare did. So I fail to see how expanding a system that doctors refuse to engage with, and is the primary cause for the inflated prices you hate would do anything good.

Josh Smith
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Josh Smith

You can't have all 3 (quality, access, and cheaper cost). Something has to be given up. If you go as cheap as possible, you'll lose quality. Granted everyone with have it, but everyone will end up with a lesser product. If you want higher quality then it will cost more. I am in the retail business, if it's cheap, their's a good reason it is. You get what you pay for. This portion on Medicare for all is just simple economics. Even Bernie learned this the hard way that stuff like this doesn't work. For instance with the fight for… Read more »

Dean Goodhue
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Dean Goodhue

The stupid side kick is a clown along with his fat crew who i hope all get cancer and go through medical bankruptcy.

Ugly German Truths
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Ugly German Truths

LOL US healthcare would already become WAY cheaper with even moderate insurance for all, cause it would prevent so many people from refraining to see a GP and instead waiting until they are in great pain or almost dying then going into the ER where the procedures necessary are much more expensive… Precaution in healthcare is a great cost saving measure. Like immunization (vaccination) … saves billions in people getting horrid illnesses without need.Hint Mr Crowder… you ALREADY pay for that problematic use of ERs as first care points by tax money flowing into the healthcare system and by the… Read more »

Jakob Schulze
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Jakob Schulze

24:53
"…then why isn't that conversation happening in..Germany"
Actually it is. The christian-conservatives (Merkels party) and liberals (right wing) and alternative-for-Germany (far right) all currently or at some point in the past try/tried to privatize more and introduce more "the hand of the market" into the system and push the German system further towards the US system.

Luckily they haven't had a majority for a while (Merkel is in a coalition with socialdemocrats), but the conversation is there.