Real Doctor Reacts to "Adam Ruins the Hospital"


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  • John Brown
    John Brown  4 hours back

    Sorry, but if you have seen any of the other programs, you will find Adam has the agenda of pushing the Leftist envelope. Here he frames hospitals as big businesses that seek to profit from your misery, easiest solution? Let Government handle it. The show started interesting and edgy, but once it left College Humor and became a show on Tru TV, it morphed into a shill for Leftists. I miss the shows that pointed out details you didn't know, without the misdirecting oversimplification you describe so well

    • Stephen J
      Stephen J  7 hours back

      Hospitals need to make money but shouldn't be for profit

      • Nazia Khanom
        Nazia Khanom  2 days back

        Watching this has made me feel even more luckier and blessed to live in Britain where things like this is free because of the NHS!

        • CutsiePie 389.0
          CutsiePie 389.0  2 days back

          I like Adam but sometimes I feel like he uses dated stats and facts to prove a point. Sort of over simplifies things. And you wouldn't really know unless you specialize in the subject.

          Edit: I also mean his presentation of things. I actually found this video by doing research on breast cancer cause I fell down a rabbit hole and you calmed me down! I get that it's a show that needs excitement but bad oversimplifications can lead to bad things.

          • Zack D
            Zack D  2 hours back

            CutsiePie 389.0 dude you literally just copied what he just said

        • XerxikLinaak
          XerxikLinaak  2 days back

          US healthcare is a business, not a service.
          Capitalism at work. Whoo.

          • TEHEPICDUCK
            TEHEPICDUCK  2 days back

            You basically said "hes wrong" and then proceeded to wimp out of explanation

            • Smallz
              Smallz  5 hours back

              Because the explanations in the video are straight idiotic. "1/10 chance of a false positive so the more you go the more likely it will happen". This like saying there is a small chance of you dying in a car crash every time you drive so the more often you drive the more likely you are to die. It's using a scare tactic to push liberal propaganda that Adams videos push.

          • Danielle Gordon
            Danielle Gordon  2 days back

            It is a systemic issue! And, I feel like some of these politicians don't want anyone to get into the nitty gritty because industry is so critical to developing new treatments and marketing pays the bills. I find what is happening with the opioid crisis super interesting at this time.

            • John Kotab
              John Kotab  3 days back

              Mike brings up some good points. I still recognize he is a doctor, so I take what he says with a grain of salt.

              1) Hospitals are paid by insurance companies. . . Therefore it would make sense that they are far more concerned with catering to the insurance companies rather than the patients
              2) Benefit-to-Risk Analysis. Hospitals often miscalculate this . . . This is actually NOT in the insurance's best interest for doctors to over-test and over-diagnose. The minute risks of tests (ie. infection as he pointed out) add up and often outweigh the benefits of prevention. This is even more true of surgical intervention, particularly in obstetrics. However, the temptation to make more money is too difficult to resist for within the U.S. Medical culture, especially when "its the insurance companies that pay, not the patients," which is a shameful mores, since it all comes from the patients' pocketbooks at the end of the day.
              Add to all this that many doctors have thousands of dollars of stock in Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca, Merck, Bayer, and other conglomerates that provide pharma products, it becomes a rather &$#@ed up situation for the patient. . . So much conflict of interest. . .

              • DrNanard
                DrNanard  3 days back

                And what about having free healthcare like the rest of the world ??? You're talking about hospitals like they're obligated to be businesses. We are patients, not consumers. Capitalism should get the fuck out of healthcare.

                • BillgamingTv
                  BillgamingTv  3 days back

                  Here in greece medical care is free.

                  • Julia Powanda
                    Julia Powanda  3 days back

                    Hospitals DO NOT need to make a profit to exist! As Americans we have been brainwashed to believe that medical care should be expensive. Hospitals should fall in the realm of public education, child care, police, and fire departments. Breaking even is perfectly fine and should be what they aim for. I have now lived in three countries with socialized medicine (Spain, Chile, and Sweden) they are all cheap/ free and are all far superior to US care.

                    • Rj Harris
                      Rj Harris  3 days back

                      This show was designed and written to push a liberal sjw agenda. This rhetoric should be challenged and held accountable.

                      • Elise Brubaker
                        Elise Brubaker  4 days back

                        Is that Josh Chan from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at 8:25??

                        • Forget Me not
                          Forget Me not  4 days back

                          Unfortunately people travel abroad for surgery and going to Canada for reasonably priced insulin. Of course if someone is willing to draw insulin manually from a vile one can go to Walmart and buy it for $25 per vile. Of course this does not apply to all types of insulin

                          • Damien Cockburn
                            Damien Cockburn  4 days back

                            Where's the real doctor in this video?

                            • Zachary Sturgeon
                              Zachary Sturgeon  4 days back

                              Medicare for all is the solution. Do what all other industrialized countries do and they kick our ass in health outcomes and costs.

                              • bekind !
                                bekind !  4 days back

                                This video is 100% biased since he gets paid by the hospital

                                • trollskullkid69
                                  trollskullkid69  4 days back

                                  At least this guy respectfully disagreed with Adam, unlike Steven Crowder

                                  • Soul Life Love
                                    Soul Life Love  5 days back

                                    "Even though I don't like it, it's actually accurate". The hypocracy 💯

                                    • ticleve2
                                      ticleve2  5 days back

                                      Mike, you're shouting! Pump the brakes, little buddy.

                                      • iloveyoucp
                                        iloveyoucp  5 days back

                                        Happy to be living in Canada

                                        • Zbriu
                                          Zbriu  5 days back

                                          American hospitals are great. If you have a baby there, after delivery, you must pay around 40 bucks to be allowed to hug your own baby. This is literally true. They'll give you a shirt saying "Baby Hugs" or something like that. If something as ridiculous and amazing as this can be a real "thing" and people accept it as "normal", than they are completely empty, brain washed and 100% passive and probably deserve to pay 100K for some simple procedure instead of paying nothing, like in some "unfair" countries with a "evil" healthcare system like France or Canada.
                                          You shouldn't really react to this kind of videos. There's really nothing you can say to defend such a "cancer" system. Absolutely nothing. It just becomes unfair for you as a doctor, after all, doctors try to save lives. I would stick to the medical side of things and forget about the political/financial aspect. You will take a lot of heat and doctors are not the guilty ones here.

                                          • Speaking Truth
                                            Speaking Truth  5 days back

                                            Zbriu and that American baby is more likely to die as an infant than in pretty much all other developed countries :)

                                        • Sr.Wroner
                                          Sr.Wroner  5 days back

                                          El propio gobierno podria pagar todo con una parte de los impuestos que gana

                                          • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                            Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                            Everything you say is pissing me off. Go cry about it in one of your sports cars, bud

                                            • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                              Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                              So when are you going to start telling the public about any of those recommendations? Or are you just planning on keeping the over-screening going to keep making a buck?

                                              • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                33/10,000 vs 36/10,000 doesn't seem like unsimplifying it is going to change anything.

                                                • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                  Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                  So that oversimplification of the entire political process is "100% accurate," but you want to whine about him telling the truth about you screwing us?

                                                  • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                    Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                    Weird how he IS saying that big picture stuff about the whole industry failing us, but all you seem to hear is "HOSPITALS ARE EVIL! ALL DOCTORS ARE THE DEVIL! HOSPITALS ARE EVIL! BURN DOWN THE HOSPITAL! ALL HOSPITALS ARE EVIL!"

                                                    • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                      Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                      HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS FROM THE POINT OF A 30,000% MARKUP?

                                                      • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                        Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                        Hospitals need to turn a profit because they're run by capitalist pigs like you. NOTHING that people need to survive should ever be left up to the "free market" because of exactly what that has done to US healthcare and housing.

                                                        • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                          Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                          Weird how rich guys think that the plastic surgery industry is such an amazing example of transparency and how great it is for it.

                                                          • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                            Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                            He NEVER said hospitals are evil. Stop strawmanning someone who isn't there to defend himself.

                                                            • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                              Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back


                                                              • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                                Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                                Hospitals ARE just trying to get rich off people getting sick. They aren't /as bad/ as insurance companies, but they are FAR from guilt free in that regard.

                                                                • Aaron Kitzmiller
                                                                  Aaron Kitzmiller  5 days back

                                                                  He did not say that American healthcare is not the best BECAUSE we get ridiculously overcharged. He said that our healthcare is not the best (which can EASILY be proven statistically) AND that we are overcharged for it. There was no causation in his statement. Try listening.

                                                                  • James Tocher
                                                                    James Tocher  5 days back

                                                                    It seems like even when you were disagreeing with Adam, you were agreeing with him.

                                                                    • Katie Smith
                                                                      Katie Smith  6 days back

                                                                      I’m so grateful I live in Canada

                                                                      • ayebrahletsksate
                                                                        ayebrahletsksate  6 days back

                                                                        THATS WHY WE NEED A SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM MEDICARE FOR ALL. SO AMAZING DOCTORS LIKE THIS CAN HELP ALL THE PEOPLE HE WANTS.

                                                                        • Speaking Truth
                                                                          Speaking Truth  5 days back

                                                                          ayebrahletsksate exactly- isn’t it a right to have a gun in your country but not to healthcare. Priorities are a tad fucked up

                                                                        • ayebrahletsksate
                                                                          ayebrahletsksate  5 days back

                                                                          Speaking Truth I bet bro as an American that’s what I’m fighting for. Ik it’s possible. Have capitalism in whatever you want but not in people’s lives and education

                                                                        • Speaking Truth
                                                                          Speaking Truth  5 days back

                                                                          ayebrahletsksate other countries manage it just fine, i was lucky to be born in Britain and I’m now training in the same system. It’s honestly so amazing

                                                                      • Mechele Mede
                                                                        Mechele Mede  6 days back

                                                                        The ignorance and magical thinking is astounding. Health Care isn't free nor is it a Right. No one owes another Health Care, unless it's a parent to a child. Government doesn't pay for anything, tax payers do. Hospitals, like any other business needs to profit, in order to pay for things like employees and electricity. Doctors can't work for free; the people that train doctors can't work for free; and so on. A huge part of Health Care has to do with patent fees, administrative overhead, insurance, etc. There's a lot that can be done to ease these issues, but crying about Rights and demanding everyone pay for everyone else is flat out immoral. Why immoral? Because, that demand comes with a threat. Pay up, or go to jail, or worse. No.

                                                                        • Speaking Truth
                                                                          Speaking Truth  5 days back

                                                                          1. Healthcare should be a right (in many countries including my own it is seen as a right- and certainly should be in a country dumb enough to have rights like the right to bear arms)

                                                                          2. Profits are worked out once everything is paid for. So no, hospitals don’t need to make profits. Wages, resources, research etc is all part of the cost, profits come after all that is paid for. Profits are for the owners, the high up managers, the CEO’s, the drug companies etc

                                                                      • Jonathan Ashline
                                                                        Jonathan Ashline  6 days back

                                                                        It sounds like you gave a perfect explanation of why we should adopt the European model of healthcare and eliminate private insurance companies. A publicly funded healthcare system could more easily eliminate waste and profits.

                                                                        • Speaking Truth
                                                                          Speaking Truth  5 days back

                                                                          Jonathan Ashline as someone who comes from a country with universal healthcare it’s honestly amazing. Of course human error occurs and there will be sensationalised headlines from newspapers (but America has the same issues despite paying- doctors are humans after all). However when it comes down to it the care for the vast majority of the population is faultless. I’ve NEVED had an issue with the healthcare system.

                                                                      • Collin Sanderson
                                                                        Collin Sanderson  6 days back

                                                                        PSA: Adam isn't making up any of this. It's all scripted and checked by people using several sources.

                                                                        Let's not slay the messanger, eh?

                                                                        • Ben V
                                                                          Ben V  6 days back

                                                                          This is officially Doctor Mike Ruins "Adam Ruins everything"

                                                                        • KreativeKady
                                                                          KreativeKady  6 days back

                                                                          And here in Scotland it's free c:

                                                                          • ThatCanadianGamer
                                                                            ThatCanadianGamer  7 days back

                                                                            Use me as the "ill move to canada for cheap health care" button

                                                                            • Carla Bruno
                                                                              Carla Bruno  1 weeks back

                                                                              Health care in Argentina its free thanks God

                                                                              • Matthew
                                                                                Matthew  1 weeks back

                                                                                Words cannot describe how much I hate Adam Connover. Dude's a loser who cherrypicks annecdotes and often blatantly lies to fit his narrative.

                                                                                • Lydia Nicoli
                                                                                  Lydia Nicoli  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Lol pretty sure at one point Dr Mike explained why free healthcare wouldn’t work 😂 “if the hospitals give out free healthcare, they’d go out of business”

                                                                                  • Moon Ori
                                                                                    Moon Ori  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Lol just get free healthcare dumbasses