Sunday night's episode of the HBO show tackled Trumpcare.
“Last Week Tonight’s” John Oliver explained — and mocked — large portions of the American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) that some lawmakers are championing as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
In one of the funniest moments in a sometimes grim piece, Oliver played a Feb. 27 clip of Trump saying, “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated” and then quips that actually, no, that’s the one thing people did understand, that health care is complicated.
“Everybody knew health care is complicated! … It’s like you say, ‘Who knew King Tut is dead?’ Everybody did!”
According to Oliver, millions of Americans would lose health-care coverage, and the new plan would be particularly bad for the old and the poor and would cut $370 billion in federal funding for Medicaid over the next decade.