John Green’s Thought Bubble: Health Care Overhaul (Summarized Via Massive Pig)

John Green’s Thought Bubble: Health Care Overhaul (Summarized Via Massive Pig)

UPDATE: check out the remastered version with sound design and music composition by Allen Levy: * We adapted John Green’s orig…



wbpronductions says:

Health care is not a privledge, nor is it a right, It’s a necesity. It’s just like the roof over your head and the cloths on your back. The government in most circumstances should not foot the bill for either, Rich people go and get designer clothing while poor people shop from good will and if even in a worse sitution recieve clothing VOLUTARILY from other people. It is not the job of the government to force people to pay for neciecities. It’s everyones job. but like all jobs, it’s at will.

Felixproductions2 says:

That is porcentage compared to the number of People living in the country, Mexico has a population of about 117 million, the US has a population of about 316 million people, so you can see who has the higher porcentage, but in terms of more people US is still number one. I didn’t say that the service of health is good I say that the system is good. The labor union of Medics it’s what f it up.

apirateoftheair says:

The World Health Organization ranks America’s health care system as 38th best in the world (which, fun fact, is only two spots ahead of freaking Cuba). Mexico is number 62. Mexico’s health care can’t be that great, seeing as the Mexican obesity rate is a percentage point higher than the American one (which, considering how fat America is, is really saying something).

Felixproductions2 says:

Yeah like the Mexican healht care, why odesn’t anyone says anything about the Mexican Health Care is one of the most advance in the world, everyone can have acces to health in two goberment controlled hospitals, IMSS and ISSSTE, but if you have private insurance or a lot of money yo can go to a private hospital that has better service than those two mention hospitals.
See, it’s probably even better than the Canadian one.

VictoriasFolly says:

Whoa! My head aches after trying to listen to JG’s rap explanation of USA health care… or rather the lack thereof. Suggest moving abroad to another country which will not only appreciate your skills & talents, but also provide Total Comprehensive Healthcare at no additional cost nor require mountains of time-consuming & confusing paperwork. Just got to focus on being hired by a firm in the EU, Canada or other similar enlightened civilisations.

Diablodave363isawsum says:

The reason we don’t do that is BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE

Zontago says:

A right is something you with or without other people or governments a privilege is something some or a other people give to you.

CutePoem says:

the music kinda … made me nervous

TheMrJesse says:

not feeling like anything constructive right now, that i realize my critisizm won’t change a thing for american health care.

then again, how can i help you from here anyway?

TheMrJesse says:


this video is distressive.

i love the content. i love the animation. but why this heavy music and all the shaking? i know the audio from green is not perfect, but one can hardly remember the fax when everything seems so overly energetic and aggressive. don’t get me wrong. this is a serious issue and i’m not even american, but why hurting the accessibility of a topic which is already pretty damn hard for most people to get into?

yeah i’m feeling really constructive right now:

Gir3zzz says:

oh my god John Green that was beautiful! Which vlogbrothers episode did this come from?

biohazard18966 says:

Dat Beat…

MegaCevapcic says:

While I love the animation the background music is really annoying and kinda redundant imo. I think it would be easier to listen if you just have the Johns voice without an intrusive background beat throughout the entire video. Just my opinion (and I may be the only one), otherwise excellent presentation. Keep up the good work and dftba. P.S. Thank you for the awesome work on Crash Course 😉

Charlotte McIntosh says:

I totally agree that at the core of this debate is the question of whether health care is a right or a privilege. And honestly, I don’t know. I believe it is somewhere in between. Some procedures like emergency care I believe are a right, but others are not. And where and how you draw that line, I don’t know.

mmann66666 says:

Australia spends about 8.5% of our GDP on healthcare which is about 5.5% public and 3% private to GDP. It is a great balance between private competition and public coverage for all. However, public hospital waits can be extensive and the number of doctors, nurses, equipment, beds have not been keeping up with population growth for about 25 years. This is why we do need an increase in govt investment. We are well shot of the 16%GDP that the USA achieves while sill having better quality.

mien90 says:

lol I know, I’ve been watching the vlogbrothers for a few years. This question is an inside joke within nerdfighteria.

dnno1 says:

It’s as much one as the right to an attorney.

Kristoffer Walker says:

To claim healthcare as a “right” demonstrates a misunderstanding of the term “rights.”

josef959 says:

Australia has the perfect balance between the more socialist continental European nations and the more capitalist US. I believe we spend about 6% of GDP on healthcare.

Waremonger says:

Maybe you should try re-uploading it without the music bed being twice as loud as the voice over and maybe I’ll watch it.

KaChing008 says:

Fuck this!…who cares if Americans don’t have a health care system. EURO2012 is on, gotta love it! Show your love for football’s best.(fyi football = soccer, you idiots)

BlitztheDragon says:

Oh yeah, and the American healthcare system is kept the way it is by the oligarchs getting rich off it.

BlitztheDragon says:

That’s because the Swedish don’t believe that self-interest trumps community like Americans do (or at least not to the extent that Americans do). Selfishness is hard-wired into most affluent Americans, which is why we have a problem. Add to that the “taxed to death” rhetoric, and you’ve got yourself a s**t sandwich.

mien90 says:

Who the eff is Hank?

SatellitePlane says:

Of course, there is some issues with the health care, but it depends very much on which region you live in. For the past 5 years we’ve had a right goverment, & in my opinion they’ve messed up things in the health care. Things have been better, right now the system is a bit broken because the new gov wants to introduce their new ways and politics, which doesn’t work with the earlier system at all. Still I think people are happy with the health care, even If things have been much better before.

هالة طلال says:

niiiice and great job

quotelyricshere says:

Great job!

The volume for the music should be lower for so much speech with densely packed information. Other than that, perfect!

dogman652 says:

oh my god slow down! hahaha. but after i watched it a coupple times, good job explaining!

SuperHealthyHealth says:

Interesting ideas.

123easyway says:

The music is slightly too loud in this :S

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