Response to Adam Conover’s Tweet | Hospitals & Mammograms | Wednesday Checkup


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  • 09GT500guy
    09GT500guy  17 hours back

    I never knew about the insane amount of administrative personnel contributing to the high costs. But i think there should be a discussion about the pricing of pharmaceuticals like insulin or even when Martin Shkreli price gouged Daraprim. That price gouge more than likely cost people their lives... same when people arent able to get health insurance.

    • Nick F
      Nick F  1 days back

      This is America.
      It is against the law to have an opinion of your own. Everyone who has a different one is the enemy 🙃

      • LuCasley 20
        LuCasley 20  1 days back

        Dr. Mike has a spongebob square pants personality! I love this guy!

        • Charles Tolliver II
          Charles Tolliver II  2 days back

          Adam responded to you, because people like him that are sensationalizing topics with activist inclinations instead of journalism are being run out of town. He is trying to save his"bacon". The gamer community (video games) have run several websites that claim that they are "journalists," but were actually activists, out of business by not supporting them. Adam and his crew are on the list also, not to be supported by the masses, because they are activists with an agenda, not journalists. They'll be off TV and the Internet really soon.

          • Citizen Goats
            Citizen Goats  4 days back

            Did Adam even watch your react video?

            • Rotcrawler
              Rotcrawler  4 days back

              Fuck pussy ass liberal adam conover. Your respective deity bless doctor Mike.

              • bekind !
                bekind !  4 days back

                He just stated that since he’s more educated he’s able to have more biased. He just called everyone stupid hahah

                • Kira Santander
                  Kira Santander  5 days back




                  PATRIOTICOS DE MIERDA

                  • Ashley Whitehead
                    Ashley Whitehead  5 days back

                    What people don’t take into consideration is everything that is required into actually RUNNING a hospital. A single MRI machine cost about a million dollars. The hospital I work for has 4 MRI machines 4 CTs about 30 X-RAYS, plus portable X-ray, 2 IR rooms and that’s just one hospital. We have several other hospitals, a full service outpatient radiology center and several doctors office that also run X-rays. Ever computer that is needed, cleaning suppliers, the electric bill, hell food. And we are a non profit hospital.

                    • Dude Alton
                      Dude Alton  5 days back

                      'Adam Ruins Everything' should just be changed to 'Adam Spreads Misinformation." I see this to be a common theme throughout many of his videos

                      • Luck Den
                        Luck Den  5 days back

                        Adam was pretty respectfull

                        • Wyatt Shively
                          Wyatt Shively  6 days back

                          Mike could have handled this in a much worse way but he chose to be responsible and Adam handled it childishly going on a rant nit picking at stuff and acting like he knows more than adam

                          • Haley Pool
                            Haley Pool  6 days back

                            Sorry for the language, but Adam Conover is a douche. Always has been. Thanks for being professional Dr. Mike.

                            • Haley Pool
                              Haley Pool  6 days back

                              Plus Adam has a bachelors in Philosophy so he already thinks he’s smarter than someone who has a degree actually founded in science.

                          • TurdFurgeson571
                            TurdFurgeson571  7 days back

                            Adam's best comedy bit is the one about how he's a comedian.

                            • Anaphriel
                              Anaphriel  7 days back

                              Dr. Mike: I like that this episode was factually accurate, but kinda fear-mongers in response to supposed fear-mongering.
                              Adam: He's biased! We had doctor review! He says we were wrong! He's just defending hospitals.
                              Fans of both: Wut?

                              • Mica M
                                Mica M  1 weeks back

                                *Beauty Gurus can't even compare to how straight-forward and honest this man is.*

                                • Candy Gross
                                  Candy Gross  1 weeks back

                                  Sounds like Adam is a little insecure. Thanks for clearing things up, Doc! ;)

                                  • Kbar9
                                    Kbar9  1 weeks back

                                    I am a business intelligence analyst at a hospital and I work with clinical data every day. Doctor Mike made a huge point that most people don't realize, that is appropriateness of care (ex antibiotic stewardship) has a huge impact on cost. Luckily, many insurance providers are moving to a population health focused program called 'Value based care' which puts the financial risk on Hospitals instead of insurance providers for appropriateness of care. They basically say we will pay x for this type of patient, it is your job to manage their care. What has come out of this for us on the hospital side is a ton of process improvement work to reduce waste and manage the whole patients health through primary care to reduce our financial risk (and it is directly tied to physician compensation). This benefits both the patient and the hospital as care becomes more controlled and appropriate and incentives the system to properly care for the whole patients health instead of being focused on fee for service. We are also a non-for-profit so those hospitals do exist! Awesome stuff Mike!

                                    • Dakota Garcia
                                      Dakota Garcia  1 weeks back

                                      Mike 2 adam 0

                                      • Taymaa Hamaideh
                                        Taymaa Hamaideh  1 weeks back

                                        You are one of the sweetest and most humble human beings on this planet. (⊃^o^)⊃

                                        • Daily Nihilist
                                          Daily Nihilist  1 weeks back

                                          Adam: No one is above criticism.
                                          Also Adam in the same tweet tirade: I respectfully reject this criticism.

                                          • Darth Tater
                                            Darth Tater  1 weeks back

                                            I think Joe Rogan exposed that idiot

                                            • OGnella
                                              OGnella  1 weeks back

                                              Kinda nice seeing Adam put in his place

                                              • Austen Courpet
                                                Austen Courpet  1 weeks back

                                                I wish I could handle criticism with this much skill. This needs to be taught to everyone.

                                                • Mari2na 007
                                                  Mari2na 007  1 weeks back

                                                  I'm happy for Czech medical care, you can wait ages and meet nasty employee, but your insurance company pay all. (almost all, but you almost never pay the whole price for prescripted medications (except Ibubrofen, Aspirin, common nose spray and all this stuff...)).

                                                  • sell god Xid
                                                    sell god Xid  1 weeks back

                                                    This is one of the worst videos I’ve watched he didn’t understand many of your points so I just watched you say the same thing twice

                                                  • yue vang
                                                    yue vang  1 weeks back

                                                    I see Dr. Mike on the casting couch eh

                                                    • Lucas James
                                                      Lucas James  1 weeks back

                                                      If a hospital doesn't turn a profit, it can't expand its healthcare services, a dialysis machine alone cost tens of thousands of dollars

                                                      • Chris J Asher
                                                        Chris J Asher  1 weeks back

                                                        I came here after seeing some clips on Joe Rogan with Adam..... he seems like the kind of person who can't handle ever being wrong about anything ever. It is just not possible for him.

                                                        • casualobserver2000
                                                          casualobserver2000  1 weeks back

                                                          Look at all the thirsty people who are seeing this as anything but damage control

                                                          • xTheTorNando
                                                            xTheTorNando  1 weeks back

                                                            What do you think about universal healthcare?

                                                            • Brit Powers
                                                              Brit Powers  1 weeks back

                                                              I'm glad I saw this after watching that "adam ruins everything" episode. It made me realize there's a lot of over-simplification in that show

                                                              • TypetwoAbsolute
                                                                TypetwoAbsolute  1 weeks back

                                                                This must be resolved and there are only three ways to do so. 1. Collab 2. Debate 3. Thunderdome.

                                                                • Courtney Hammett
                                                                  Courtney Hammett  2 weeks back

                                                                  So do you or do you not agree that medicine should be communally funded

                                                                  • Amanda Berofsky
                                                                    Amanda Berofsky  2 weeks back

                                                                    The cost of health care is so high is because people don't pay their bills. My son was hit by a car, which broke his neck and jaw. People constantly told us, "Just pay them $10 a month. They won't sue you." So, if everyone does that, the hospitals have to get their money somewhere. They then have to raise prices for everyone else/insurance companies. I've also heard from several people who refuse to pay for insurance and just hope for the best. So when a catastrophe happens, they just declare bankruptcy or try the $10-a-month deal. It is basic math as to why costs are going up. The only answer is universal healthcare where no one can opt out.

                                                                    • Amanda Berofsky
                                                                      Amanda Berofsky  2 weeks back

                                                                      Also, think Adam was saying that hospitals should pay their administration less, but even if that happened, even if you had a magic wand and started paying admin $25,000 a year, the problem of unpaid bills would still be there.

                                                                  • Mandi Taylor
                                                                    Mandi Taylor  2 weeks back

                                                                    I see both sides. However, I have been the victim of this outrageous pricing. My daughter broke her pinky in 6th grade and I had lost my job and insurance because of the housing crisis and even had to pack up and move back to my home town at the time so it was already a stressful time. I took her to the ER and paid almost $700 for the visit, xrays, and temp cast. They sent me to the ortho clinic. The dr walked in, looked at the X-ray sent from the hospital, didn’t say shit to me or my daughter at all, told the aide to wrap her hand a certain way... and walked his ass out. He didn’t even LOOK at my daughter let alone talk to her or explain anything to use. Guess what the bill I got from them was on top of the $700 I had already paid... $1300 fucking dollars. Not even joking. $28 in supplies, $200 office visit... and over a grand for the “doctors expertise”. I fought with them for a long time over this bullshit and after paying the office visit said I wouldn’t pay any more of the bill. They admitted they charged me the same as if the dr had actually done surgery even though he didn’t, let alone interact with us at all. Ugh this was years ago and I still get pissed off thinking about it. I get why they have to overcharge to battle with insurance companies but taking it out on people like me who had every intention of paying FAIR prices for an emergency isn’t the way to practice business. The $1000 I paid for a simple cast was more than fair.

                                                                    • Mathias11841
                                                                      Mathias11841  2 weeks back

                                                                      Wow I live this video. I greatly respect how you both kept on topic, and how you slowly and accuratly addressed each issue. I'm even more impressed that you did it in a non combative manner, and with respect. Awesome video and awesome information. This has left me with a lot to think about and encouraged me to learn more.... Now I need to figure out how. Last note, I am so glad that you were so insistent that when it comes to medical knowledge it is always best to go with the most recent information. Great videos please keep it up.

                                                                      • Cryptic Plays
                                                                        Cryptic Plays  2 weeks back

                                                                        We need more people like doctor mike

                                                                        • Olive Seraphim
                                                                          Olive Seraphim  2 weeks back

                                                                          I gotta take Adams side here - the profit motive is the problem. I wanna add tho, feminists have been criticizing the overuse of mammograms since the 60s, Germaine Greer wrote about it in The Female Eunuch which was published in 1970. We've known for a long time that mammograms are being over used, but the medical guidelines frankly ignored this fact for many years. That doesn't inspire confidence. This conversation is missing the political dimension wherein medicine has been used to control women's bodies through things like overused mammograms and other tests, medicalised childbirth, not to mention involuntary sterilization that was done to specific groups of women such as Native/Aboriginal women and disabled women - and is still being done today.

                                                                          • Tony Phillis
                                                                            Tony Phillis  2 weeks back

                                                                            Huge respect for having an open dialogue in a civil manner. Oh, and before I see an ENT, wanna check out my sinuses?

                                                                            • Sean yaho
                                                                              Sean yaho  2 weeks back

                                                                              Adam's response says it all. He has a bias and ego strong enough to hinder his ability to even consider being wrong. Which is scary looking at his audiance.

                                                                              • MilkySituation
                                                                                MilkySituation  2 weeks back

                                                                                Idk what comedy Adam is talking about. He’s like a male Amy Schumer

                                                                                • Coach Jay
                                                                                  Coach Jay  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Adam is a troll, no point in responding to trolls.

                                                                                  • SwimSweetie100
                                                                                    SwimSweetie100  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Adam Conover is not an educated man. Why would I believe him before I believe an educated doctor?

                                                                                    • geoff dearth
                                                                                      geoff dearth  2 weeks back

                                                                                      How about that time I got transported to the emergency room and the nurses got me warmed up after the EMTs administered Glucagon while a Dr. stood around with his finger up his ass and sent me a bill for $750?

                                                                                      • Chelsea Christensen
                                                                                        Chelsea Christensen  2 weeks back

                                                                                        It’s ironic that someone who makes a profit criticizing different systems, and companies, can’t take criticism himself.

                                                                                        • Yiseul
                                                                                          Yiseul  2 weeks back

                                                                                          As someone easily scared by anything health related, I agree that attempting to talk about mammograms with comedy was not effective. There is no point in scaring people away from tests that they need, and if I did not take action to properly educate myself, I would be easily convinced to NOT get one, which is dangerous. Adam's responses were so misinterpretive it makes me wonder if they were purposefully misinterpretive so as to further the agenda.

                                                                                          • ZPERO
                                                                                            ZPERO  2 weeks back

                                                                                            His show is often overs simplified and intentionally favors "edginess" over accurate representation of facts.
                                                                                            Used to watch the show, but I stopped when I realized its flaws. All in all, if you want to learn about a topic, don't watch some watered down comedy show and do your own research.

                                                                                            • Cryptic Plays
                                                                                              Cryptic Plays  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I get all my information form Wikipedia and webmd