After Near-Fatal Illness, Professor Writes About U.S. Health System | Morning Joe | MSNBC

After Near-Fatal Illness, Professor Writes About U.S. Health System | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


Yale professor Timothy Snyder writes about his time recovering in a hospital from a near-fatal illness in the new book 'Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary,' and he joins Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 09/08/2020.
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After Near-Fatal Illness, Professor Writes About U.S. Health System | Morning Joe | MSNBC

85 Comments on "After Near-Fatal Illness, Professor Writes About U.S. Health System | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. In April of 2019, Trump announced that his administration would be rolling out a new health care plan in 2 weeks. That was 74 weeks ago. Has anyone seen it?
    🇺🇸Biden 2020🇺🇸


    • Tak Nomura Haha.. no, not going to be taking the time to explain facts to people who don’t pay attention. Do your own research. Have a great day

    • It must have disappeared in April with the heat like a miracle.

    • Lloyd Acton

      I guess his followers don’t notice stuff like this. Too busy watching what Q is indoctrinating them with. 😡

    • Histopher Citchens | September 12, 2020 at 1:57 AM | Reply

      @John Edward Absolutely… You are correct..!
      Keep passing this info.
      Perhaps, eventually… People might get it…

  2. Bunker Baby dRumph | September 8, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

    I have visited hospitals around the world from Canada to Cuba to Singapore & they are all better than our deplorably sad hospitals. Sure the Rich can get excellent Health Care in America or anywhere but the rest of the people suffer.

    • @JJ L taxes keep the health care workers working…less people are employed when a profit is necessary.

    • @JJ L As long as the elections are financed by the Corporations and special interests, It will be hard to convert. No medical workers would lose their jobs, but the big Corporations would feel the pinch. The Government would have to do like Canada did in 1965.

    • Carriemchardy Carrie | September 9, 2020 at 4:47 AM | Reply

      The US Government are going to need to fund medical in the future which would mean everyone gets charged a tax, that will cover most of the cost. It could also be a scaled tax so the wealthy pay more than someone earning less than a living wage. Certain things could also be made exempt from the medical coverage like, dental and physio, etc. These exempt medical procedures can still be covered by medical insurance.

    • @Carriemchardy Carrie you just described our UK NHS.

    • Carriemchardy Carrie This is how Australia’s system works. It’s pretty good – gives some of the best health stats in the world. We need to work on dental coverage – it’s too hard for poor people to access. And indigenous health is a national embarrassment, as it is in most colonised countries. But the system is well designed for most of the population.

  3. The GOP is the party of Anti-Americans!

    • @Carriemchardy Carrie whatever you were doing before Trump became president, how did his era affect it? The pandemic happening now is global. Blame China.
      The media is playing a chess game on yall. If you go off social media you will just be fine and never know there’s someone in the WH.
      Your city is run by the Mayor’s and Governor’s.

    • Pro-profits, Anti-people

    • @ZIKORA anyafo You got it backward zippy. Biff trump was riding the coat-tails of the Obama administration’s fix of the Bush train wreck. Republicans only add to the national credit-card by cutting taxes on corporate criminals and then subsidizing them by cutting national investments in education, R&D, and infrastructure. If we keep electing Republicans, the country is going to become a banana republic.

    • I go even further… enemies of the state

    • A Centaur Gag-Order-Proponents

  4. What power do people have when the politicians are owned by the 1%.

    • The same power the French had five years after OUR Revolution.

    • Carriemchardy Carrie | September 9, 2020 at 4:48 AM | Reply

      The power to VOTE – BIDEN/HARRIS 2020

    • The power to vote. America has one of the lowest voting rates in the democratic world. This is a scandal. Do Americans even know they have one of the worst voting rates? No wonder the ruling class have been able to hijack American politics. Vote. Vote to change political donation laws. Vote to change voter suppression laws. Vote in every election, for dog catcher, school board, county library. Run for office – whether as dog catcher or school board or whatever. If everyone eligible voted, the 1% could NOT control politics with mere money.

    • Vote trump 2020

    • IncognitoTorpedo | September 10, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      @Hanny Hawkins Fox News keeps us stupid and SJWs keep us angry so we either don’t vote or we vote stupidly.

  5. American healthcare is like everything else in the US, the rich get it for free, the middle pays a lot, the poor die!

    • Jeff Gibson I dont believe you need to study anything to know that there shouldn’t be any sort of human lab animal. In Australia we have universal health care , every one pays in 2.5 persent of their weekly wag. And for that ever thing is free . And the most a person can be charged for a prescription drug is 8 dollars. Is it perfect no!! but nobody go’s bankrupt if they get sick. And richer or poorer you get the same treatment. It’s considered a basic human right. It’s cheaper for government,we live longer,we’re healthier and it’s one less stress to deal with . It’s not socialism just a service that every citizen deserves. 99 persent of developed countries have a similar approach, and it’s a mystery why the U.S . is such an outlier.

    • Bingo. American capitalism in a nutshell.

    • @Virgo 69 Are you wrong there! More time with the providers??? Not. Have you been on medicare? I hope you don’t have to be.

    • @olasylvia1 I said: More appointments or unscheduled ER visits for people with (Medicaid), not Medicare! Why? Because the visits are free and so is medication. And all other procedures for that matter.

    • Amen!!!

  6. This had been going on for decades. Insurance companies tell doctors what they can do for the patient.

  7. Hey America! Universal health care is a good thing!! Just ask France 🇫🇷 Canada 🇨🇦 Germany 🇩🇪 Belgium 🇧🇪 UK 🇬🇧 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 Japan 🇯🇵!!!

    • TocaLifeAndGames | September 8, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      Add AUSTRALIA in that. Our HEALTH CARE is GREAT.

    • I’m a Canuck, born in 1961. We got universal healthcare in 1965, so all I’ve ever known is Universal health care (I wasn’t thinking about it for the first four years of my life). The problem I see for the US is that you’ve got too many built-in profit centres in the health care system–hospitals, HMOs, insurance companies. I don’t know how you can unravel this system to come up with an affordable universal healthcare system. You’re too far down the road to back things up easily. If you could, you’d like it. If you don’t need to pay to visit a doctor, you’re more likely to go regularly, rather than waiting until your health issues are more serious. That leads to better treatment options and better outcomes. And yes, we probably pay more in taxes to cover the healthcare cost, but it’s a faulty comparison. For a valid comparison, you should compare Canadian taxes to American taxes plus your health insurance costs. You might discover that we’re paying less!

    • Who has the best healthcare system in the world?
      The U.S. ranks 15th.
      No. 8: Australia. …
      No. 7: Japan. …
      No. 6: United Kingdom. …
      No. 5: Germany. Best Health Care System Rank: 5. …
      No. 4: Norway. Best Health Care System Rank: 4. …
      No. 3: Sweden. Best Health Care System Rank: 3. …
      No. 2: Denmark. Best Health Care System Rank: 2. …
      No. 1: Canada. Best Health Care System Rank: 1.

    • and Australia

    • DAVID LEAMAN Yayyy!! 🎉 🎖

  8. As a nurse, absolutely true…

  9. Having thousands of FOR-PROFIT/PRIVATELY OWNED Health facilities does not mean US has a #HealthCareSystem but it only has a #HealthIndustry


    • If only there was in 2016 and 2020 a sincere, honest presidential candidate who made universal health care in America his top-priority policy.

  10. The answer is simple: Medicare for All

  11. Why don’t you look across the pond at the U.K. We’ve had a National Health Service (NHS) for over 70 years and everybody is covered. It’s brilliant!

    • Marcus Wardle we should, but there are too many wealthy and powerful Americans who are too self absorbed and concerned only about themselves and their own wealth to make change.

    • Suzette Williams | September 8, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      I ❤ our NHS

    • NHS rocks.

    • My son has been living in Ireland for years now. He has no kidney function. The healthcare there allows him to have a dialysis machine in his home. Covers machine and all supplies needed to keep him alive. I am so thankful. He never would be able to do that in USA

  12. So as we always knew….. insurance companies are the real death panels…

  13. Bernie has been saying this for years now. Y’all attacked him aNd his message and now people act like this is a new idea

    • Sal'tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. | September 8, 2020 at 3:16 PM | Reply

      Oh they cant run Bernie, he would win….

    • If only there was in 2016 and 2020 a sincere, honest presidential candidate who made universal health care in America his top-priority policy.

    • Mercedes Holmes | September 10, 2020 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      See my comment above. Medicare is NOT the answer. It is no less predatory than the private health insurance industry. It dictates care just like described in this video and it places a lien on the family home that is payable in full upon the patient’s death. The lien is for the inflated amount that Medicare requires all states to seek reimbursement for such as the nursing facility care, certain medical treatments, and some prescription drugs. When the family is unable to come up with the massive sum of money the family home is auctioned off to satisfy the “debt”

    • @Mercedes Holmes Current “Medicare” and Bernie’s proposed “Medicare for All” are two quite different paradigms.
      Both in the services provided and the cost at the point of use.
      Check out the plan on Bernie’s site.

  14. Mitch McConnell is a huge factor in all of this!!

  15. Those against affordable healthcare scream “Socialism!” as if Canada, the UK, Sweden and all the rest are dupes for not having to go bankrupt to pay for an illness. So we continue to bleed and die while Insurance companies swarm Congress with lobbyists to protect their interests. The money that changes hands for that, instead of making a better system for all, is a fking travesty.

    • Even more distressing is the fact that people who would benefit the most have bought into the lie that it is socialism/communism and it will take away all of their freedoms.

  16. The doctors and nurses want medicare for all so they can cut thru the bs and concentrate on healing people.

    • Joanne Fitzpatrick | September 9, 2020 at 12:06 AM | Reply

      Yes they do. And for pharmaceutical companies to admit that 97% of chemotherapeutic they’re not effective and actually damaging oh, and that we have cures for many things like Alzheimer’s but we don’t let anyone know about it


    • If only there was in 2016 and 2020 a sincere, honest presidential candidate who made universal health care in America his top-priority policy.

  17. Every time a Canadian crosses the threshold of a hospital or doctor’s office door, we thank the heavens we’re not american.

    • David Owle I think that’s the reaction of every citizen in countries which have universal health care. I would hate to live in the US.

    • But weren’t you born Canadian? You have nothing to pray about. You might, however find a reason, to pray for your American
      neighbors. I myself and in your position, thanks to Medicare/Medicaid, but the general population isn’t.

    • I bet. Congratulations!🥳

  18. Single-payer, socialized, Bernie-style medicine. EXACTLY what we need, and deserve!!!

    • If only there was in 2016 and 2020 a sincere, honest presidential candidate who made universal health care in America his top-priority policy.

    • @Maja-Danmark I certainly do.

    • Mercedes Holmes | September 10, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

      The current Medicare/Medicaid plans that our senior citizens are required to enroll in after retirement dictate the healthcare that seniors are able to receive in much the same way that is being described in this video.

      1.) Seniors who receive regular medical treatments that are required to be administered by a skilled nursing professional must either become a resident of a nursing facility or pay for the at-home administration of treatments out of pocket. Many of these seniors are still very active and otherwise healthy and are still living very full and active lives from the comfort and security of their own homes. There is no need for them to be placed in a nursing home and no need for them to sacrifice the independence that is vital to quality of life when all that is needed is coverage for in home skilled nursing care for a few hours a week to administer treatment. There were too many tragic stories of seniors who contracted and ultimately died from COVID-19 when it swept through nursing homes who never should have been in a nursing home to start with. Those lives would not have been lost had they been able to receive treatments at home.

      2.) States are required to recoup as much of the monies paid out for care as possible from the patient’s estate when they are signed into a nursing facility or pass away. The first thing the bereaved family receives from the state is a bill and a notice that the lien the state placed on the family home upon enrollment in Medicare is now due and must be paid in full or the house will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and the proceeds will go to the state to satisfy the payment for care. Most low and middle income families are not able to pay the massive amount due and they lose the house that often was the only thing of value that their parent was able to leave for their children and the only tangible memory they have of their parent’s life. The homes are generally of little worth to the real estate investors who scoop them up for pennies on the dollar and absolutely priceless to the children of the deceased.

      These are just two of the reasons that I could not support Bernie Sander’s Medicare For All plan. I understand that it sounded great to younger voters that were Bernie’s base but those of us who are old enough to be dealing with the harsh reality of Medicare/Medicaid Estate seizures and ridiculous coverage gaps know what a cruel nightmare it truly is.

    • @Mercedes Holmes Have you ever read Bernie’s “Medicare for All” blueprint? It’s on his site.

      He made it clear that he uses the term “Medicare for All” only because Americans are already familiar with “Medicare” in the U.S., but have a hard time understanding terms like “universal health care” or “single payer”, which is exploited by neocapitalist propagandists.
      However the “Medicare” in Bernie’s plan is greatly expanded comparing with the current coverage of “Medicare”.
      Check it out!

    • @Mercedes Holmes I will be 60-years-old on my next birthday. Single payor socialized medicine is done by Canada, England, and most 1st world European countries for many, many decades. The medicare-for-all system that Bernie has been fighting for is based on the same system that they have NOT our current inadequate medicare plan. Ask anyone in any of those countries how they feel about their health care and they will tell you it is excellent. We would be getting the same doctors, hospitals and healthcare we get today on a full-service top-notched basis. I have been working for the federal government for the past decade and I have an excellent plan with no co-pays or deductibles. I could not afford it if the government wasn’t paying more than two-thirds of my premiums. Bernie’s plan is better than what I have right now.

  19. This was a frightening interview. Even if Trump loses the election, we have to stay strong through the end of the year.

    • Carriemchardy Carrie | September 9, 2020 at 4:36 AM | Reply

      Yeap, the worst to is still to come if he looses, hes a criminal cornered and hes going to fight because there is no other way out for him.

    • If only there was in 2016 and 2020 a sincere, honest presidential candidate who made universal health care in America his top-priority policy.

  20. American Health Care:

    Good: for rich
    Bad: for Middle class
    Ugly: for the poor

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