Republicans Can’t Get Their S**t Together on Health Care: The Daily Show

There’s one story
that we have to make time for. Health care. Breaking news
in the health care showdown. There will be no health care
vote tonight. Breaking news,
the art of no deal. (laughter) Are you serious? Seven years? The day that the Republicans
have been planning for seven years arrives and all of a sudden they don’t
have their (bleep) together? You know… It’s weird to be living
in a world where musicians
put more planning into their work
than politicians. Because look at Drake
and Beyoncé. Look at Drake and Beyoncé. They planned their albums
in private, then one day they surprise us
and it’s perfect. These Republican geniuses
have been hyping themselves for seven years, running through
the streets, “New album coming out!
New album coming out!” And if you were following the
story, it was so easy to see as it progressed that (bleep)
was not going to end well. Right now, drama is building ahead of this critical vote
on health care. TV REPORTER:It’s been a frantic
push to the finish.
TV REPORTER:This is a do or die
moment to get it passed.
TV REPORTER:The GOP revealing
last minute tweaks
to the bill overnight.Whatever these changes
are going to be, no one knows precisely, because no one has seen
that revision yet. Do you understand how bad
this looks? This is health care reform, the most important domestic bill
this year. Republicans have full control
of the entire government, and somehow they’ve turned it
into Wal-Mart on a black Friday. (laughter) Actually, I take that back. Those people
are getting things done. Look at those people,
they’re getting things done. -Look, it’s simple.
-(cheering and applause) It’s simple what happened here. With this health care plan, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan
basically baked a turd, a turd so bad even their own
party wouldn’t eat it. And instead of going back
and trying to bake a pie, which is what normal people
would do, they instead spent
all their energy trying to convince everyone
in their party to eat (bleep). The problem is everyone in their
party wants something different. For instance, the far right
wants this. TV REPORTER:The conservative
freedom caucus
wants to decrease the cost
of health care premiums
by rolling back
the Affordable Care Act’s
essential health benefits,which mandates coverage
for services
like emergency room visits,
maternity care,
prescription drugs
and mental health care.
I see. So basically the far right said, “We like everything
about the bill “except for the health
and the care part. That’s all, that’s all.” Really? And on top of that, you’re going
to cut mental health care? That’s pretty (bleep), man. I feel like that’s the one thing we’re all gonna need under
Trump’s presidency. That’s– I’m just gonna
put it out there. That’s the one thing
we’re all gonna need. -All of us.
-(cheering and applause) So the far right says
cut people’s benefits. The only problem is, moderate
Republicans hate that idea, because they’re still human. So in order to win over
the moderates, Trump showed them love the only way he knows how,
with money. Speaking about
some of the giveaways, Upstate New York Republicans,
they got, what? $2 billion as part of the deal
to get their votes. TV REPORTER:Protecting
Upstate New York counties
from repaying the state
billions of dollars
for Medicaid costs.It would not apply
to New York City.
Wow. So just to be clear, predominantly Republican
Upstate New York wouldn’t have to pay
for Medicaid, but New York City, which is mostly Democrats,
still would. That’s (bleep),
you know why? ‘Cause New Yorkers
don’t have money. They spent it all on buying
their giant mayor food. That’s what they did, okay? That’s an actual life-size
picture of him, by the way. I’ve met him. I Ubered in his shoe. But even after
all these concessions, Trump and Ryan still
didn’t have enough support to pass their bill.
Because, going into the vote, everyone knows that all the
Democrats will vote against it, so Trump and Ryan
can only afford to lose 21 Republican votes. Unfortunately, for them, up to 40 Republicans
are leaning against it. And, at first, Trump was like,
“Who cares about the votes? I have the electoral college.” And then they explained to him
that’s not how it works. And so now if you’re Trump
and facing down an embarrassing defeat,
you’ve got no choice but to turn on
your trademark charm. REPORTER:President Trump
twisting arms, threatening jobs
to win support
for the GOP health care plan.
President Trump is issuing
a stern warning to Republicans, telling them they could
lose their seats in 2018 if they fail to approve
the new health plan. REPORTER 2:Shortly after
meeting with House Republicans,
President Trump joking he mightactually be better off
without Congress.
If I were
a Republican congressman, I would just
call Trump on his bluff. “I’m going to get everyone
to vote against you.” “Oh, really? Well, who am I? No, no, come on.
What district am I from?” “Um, uh, District 9?” He doesn’t know
who these people are, man. I-It’s crazy. It’s crazy. Like, what Republicans
were willing to do to get this bill passed. Backroom deals to buy support, rewrite it in the dead
of the night, rush it for a vote
before anyone could read it. In fact, when
you think about it, this is less
of an Obamacare repeal and more of a despicable
Obamacare remix. Because everything
the GOP is doing now is a more extreme version of the
same things they bitched about during Obamacare’s passage
eight years ago. I think a lot of people
are gonna be watching, that’s why they’re gonna
wait till the dead of night and hope people
aren’t li-listening or paying attention. These backroom deals…
It’s more of the same, it’s more of why
the American people want Congress
to scrap this bill. Their approach of just ramming
this reckless proposal through before anybody
gets a chance to see it. If you rush this thing through
before before anybody e-even knows what it is,
that’s not good democracy. Yeah. Feels like the politicians
are the only people who getlesswise with age. Hey, Republicans, look… I know that you’re excited
that you’re finally in power, but slow down.
Because health care is a long-term commitment,
not a one-night stand. And take it from me, premature legislation
doesn’t make anybody happy.

100 Replies to “Republicans Can’t Get Their S**t Together on Health Care: The Daily Show”

  1. Absolutely Crazy! I really believe that d.t. has never had to answer to anyone for anything and he's treating the presidency the same way. Good Vid.

  2. Wait, didn't you hear, the terrible Obamacare was replaced with the ACA!!! And if you would have believe this you probably voted for Ignoramus LIE-o-lust T.

  3. Health Care 101: Leaving one company to provide healthcare for all has only one outcome: High Premiums. Cutting services doesn't diminish the expense. However, sharing the burden, does.

    Too many companies were allowed to exit the ACA and leave a few to hold the bag……

  4. I absolutely require mental health care. If Mental Health Care was stopped and I had to suddenly withdraw from my medications, I could go on a psychotic Rampage. I have had only one other psychotic break in my life and it was from being suddenly pulled off of medication, and because of the medications I'm on and how long I have been handling and stabilizing my mental health, I could really devolve. I don't think that people realize that cutting Mental Health Care could literally create killers… because if you end up in a paranoid delusion and think someone is attacking you, your internal fight-or-flight mechanism could prompt you to defend yourself in absolutely any way possible. All of this is honestly terrifying.

  5. how low should we go in the in the chain of command if Trump is Impeached; considering collusion with the Russians?

  6. Republicans… they complain and bitch that Government doesn't work, and then get elected, and PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Trevor
    Noah is FAKE NEWS. (Sad) I have been selected as a winner at the end of this
    clip to watch full episodes on So tired of winning I went to the
    page and had to discover that I am being discriminated against because of my
    “location”. Thx for the wall trevor (sick/or bad guy)

  8. Good thing I don't live in the US. That way, Secret Service can't come to my house because I want to punch Mike Pence in the his frowny face.

  9. This is why we (South Africans) like Noah, he is a funny guy and as he has an interesting take on politics. His ingenious political satire of every party here in South Africa is brilliant in stand up comedies. Good luck for the Future Trevor!

  10. I find trevor noah' so hilarious, poignant and entertaining but i just uncovered some super sexist and anti-semtic tweets and now I dont feel comfortable subscribing to his channel . I'm out .

  11. ahahahaha republicans failed at cleaning up democrat shit. lol. obamacare….. not a single democrat voted. not a single one. it failed due to zero dem votes.

  12. dems screwed the american people once again. at least trump is trying to help our people. dems are worse than worthless, they are a clear and present danger to our counties citizens.

  13. maybe if they kept that 50billion they plan on giving Israel and used it for American healthcare instead this might not be an issue

  14. The Republican replacement for health care reform is the vaporware of legislation. Lots of promises, no results. This has reached Half Life 3 levels of vapor.

  15. It's kind of bitter sweet to see Trump supporters slowly stop supporting him. Yeah that's great and all, but where the fuck were you a few months ago?

  16. Im a conservative and I love watching Trevor Noah. He's actually really funny and this take on Trumpcare/Ryancare crisis was spot on. Disagree with him on a lot of things but its nice to get many perspectives.

  17. Be careful saying that Trump did literally anything besides talk vaguely about this bill. He barely knew a thing about it. This was all Ryan.

  18. How come all the republicans did not vote for this American healthcare act bill. Now trump and the republicans had 7 years to unite on a plan and they could not come together to vote on this plate of bull mess that ryan/trump were trying to feed America. It’s only the republican fault. Now the republicans and their billionaire’s backers including the insurance companies are going to try and sabotage the ACA.
    Ryan hide the ahca from demarcates and then wanted them to vote for it without them being able to know what’s in the bill and time to study the bill. Ryan tried to pass the bill before the CBO came out with their report.

  19. Isnt making a "deal" for about 2 Million dollars to get votes bribary and basically proves how corrupt the US government is? ( Not from the US though just asking why this is a thing in the US^^" )

  20. what district am i from… uhhhhh.. district 9?… bahahahahahahahahaha trevor's imitation of trump is the best ever!

  21. I still can't believe Trump is in office. I'm not even American – but the U.S. has been Germany's ally for so long. I just can't believe you voted for THAT GUY. I'm no foreign Hillary fan…but man, is it strange to really try to realize what is currently going on overseas and that even we have to deal with this BS for the foreseeable future. If you don't elect someone reasonable in 2020 the U.S. will be quite doomed diplomatically. All your allies will look for new strategic longterm partners elsewhere. Actually, it's happening right now with NATO. Parts of the German press are promoting an EU-army and the outreach to new partners (China, Russia etc.), who are more reliable. It's a shame, as we share a cultural heritage.

  22. Republicans have mental health issues. The head ones being Trump and Bannon. They both have to go……. NOW! Dear GOD please help us get rid these people. Take them.

  23. So Trump threatened to get rid of Congress if they don't approve the AHCA bill? Funny, everyone I know is writing to their representatives threatening the same thing, except…we don't want the bill passed.

  24. Missed opportunity Trevor; saying here in New York we are paying for our mayor food. How about paying for all that extra security for Trump Tower? That's a nice chunk a change..

  25. So uh. Does anyone want to aggressively explain to me while calling me a "childish, anime loving (true/unashamed), stupid libtard/snowflake" how Obama was still a worse president compared to trump?

  26. I like the commercial at the end, talking about how I can watch the full episode for free on
    The only thing I can watch there is a screen with a low quality picture saying; "Sorry 'bout that. This video is not available from your location"…

  27. 1) how u gon be pro life but pull this shit???
    2) I have a history of depression and PTSD, and in 2014 during my senior yr in hs I tried to kill myself and Obama's thing about making it illegal for insurance companies to deny people with preexisting conditions is why I was able to be in a hospital and get both the physical and mental help I needed from my attempt.

  28. Obama is like "Don't hate the player, Hate the game"…I'm like, your getting younger each day Trump is in office 🙂 Live long and prosper.

  29. After Trump election, ya gonna cut off mental health care?
    Yet again he claimed ''Autism has become an epidemic"…

  30. This is so retarded.. Do you retards understand anything? Gahhhh You need mental health care all right.

  31. watch your backs republicans are not yet done next thing the are going to defund and sabbotage the affodable care act to make sure the law fails !!!!

  32. Health care schmucks care what's the difference the Duck don't care he's got the Goldmine we got the shaft. He promised to split the pie but he's got the better half. yowza
    When did the republicans ever produced a presidential candidate ? If he had only picked Fat Greasy Fingers Dick Cheney for vice president. Things might have been a lot less complicated.

  33. Evil man, just pure evil, healthcare is way too important to a society… Republicans don't even want Americans to have healthcare protection, it's insanity…

  34. He's like a little penis with flapping lips… and makeup… oh, and he's a tool of divisiveness. I wonder which socialist hand is making the lips flap.
    He's the kind of guy who would be kicked out of the TARDIS.

  35. The real loser is the sap who makes $100K/year and pays $15,375/year for a Bronze plan for a family of 4 and doesn't use up his $10,000 deductible. That $15,375 is gone. Poof. He's paying for the guy who makes $50K/year and pays nothing. In 5 years this loser will have paid over $75K FOR NOTHING! You loser! I love it. So does Obama who became a multi-millionaire (in the 10's of millions). Imagine Obama accrued all that money working only 8 years as president and, what, 4 years as senator?

  36. Trump wasn't threatening to pull support for Republican congressmen who didn't approve his health care bill. He threatened them with his full support. I mean, just look what happened to Strange and Moore. Even if he wins, everything that man touches loses.

  37. "The Democrats are the party of no ideas, and the Republicans are the party of bad Ideas"-Lewis Black

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