• Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?
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    Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?

    – It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake, your stomach is on fire. It is literally the worst pain that you’ve ever felt, I’m talking more painful than if Iggy Azalea and Kanye West made a duet album, because it’s that painful, you head to the emergency room, the diagnosis, appendicitis. Doctors wheel you into the operating room, do their thing, and eventually, you leave the hospital, alive, minus your appendix. Modern medicine folks. Very impressive. But that’s not the end of your journey. The average cost of the surgery you just had is around $15,000. Now if you happen to have good health insurance that’ll probably pay for most…

  • Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
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    Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government & Politics, and today, we’re gonna talk about bureaucracies, just as soon as I finish filling out these forms. Do I really have to initial here, here, and here on all three copies, Stan? Regulations say so? All right. I’m just kidding. I don’t really have to fill out forms in triplicate in order to make an episode of Crash Course, but this kind of stuff is one of the main reasons that people don’t like bureaucracies. Americans tend to associate them with incomprehensible rules and time-wasting procedures and probably most annoying – actual bureaucrats. But bureaucracies are a lot like…