Dialysis: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

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Salvador Sanchez
Instructions unclear, penis burned by cantaloupe
Brycew
Oh look, the government involved in healthcare creates cronyism. Go figure. We need competition with thourough but reasonable oversight.
Mike Aveling
Thank God I'm a dialysis patient in Canada so much different here
erikbarrett85
ALL these things, ALL of them.....are insane. The people, the meetings, for all the shit that looks like this.......If you know the last week show, you've SEEN these stupid meetings :/
Zinnie Boy
Dialysis is tough. I've been doing it for over 4 years now. I wouldn't wish it on anyone... take good care of your health because believe me, you do NOT want to end up on that journey. I literally feel like I am stuck and the ONLY way out is a transplant. Or death. Whichever comes first.
Connie Lewis
I wonder how John's wife feels about his seemingly intimate knowledge of cantaloupe fucking...
Martini Of Germany
John Oliver please come to Australia we need you for this crap
The Sketchman
#JonColbert
Mike Davis
Had Dialysis at a Davita, it's just a job for them... Next time I travel... gonna request anyplace but them
Toni Marie Flowers
John, thank you so much for covering this. My mom has been a patient for DAVITA for years and she expressed her feelings of feeling rushed, not cared for properly, and her time cutting very short because she's 10 mins late. They have sent her home without treatment because they had no room, causing her to not have all of her required hours of treatment!

Just last year one of the technicians attempted to connect the dialysis machine to my mom over a dozen times leaving her with blood clots. Although my mom expressed her pain multiple times, they continued to say reassure everything was "fine." She was brought to the ER hours later and had to have emergency surgery.

Unfortunately, she was recently denied a kidney transplant because the doctors claim is too of a high risk as she has had cancer.....

Thank you for bringing awareness to this and educating people on this company!
Decenium
damn murica and its cults
Squire Williams
My mom is a RN in dialysis and I also worked as a pct in dialysis for three years my mom worked for Davita and fresenius and yes even though we are there to care for the patients there is a lot of money being made off of these poor people
Egrith
only 30%? seems low
GreatDementron
Darn straight you should disclose having ferrets, because ferrets are awesome. (There is such a thing as too many, though, and not all owners know how to properly take care of them...)
robbie olsen
How the hell does this show always find these wrestling entrances for doctors on stage??
Glen Rice
Criminy, I did NOT need to see this video. I entered end-stage in December 2016 and now get treated by Davita three nights a week.

The staff at my center is great, but I am also aware of several of the issues pointed out in this video.

I never thought I would say this in my life, but "Good job, President Nixon!" (like I even knew who he was until middle-school history classes : ) )
ProSkillz97
#WhenIDiePleaseTakeMyKidneys
MEDIC 70
DONATE your organs upon death. After you die you no longer need them.
UNLIKE THE CRAP ON TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET
Medics, and hospital staff the treatment is the same as every one else.
MEDIC 70
A Britta pitcher for your blood is an EXCELLENT simplified description of diaysis.
There is no perfect substitute for the kidneys that you are born with. Dialysis at best buys you time. 1 or 2 years at best. The closest acceptable substitute is another kidney. My mother was given a kidney and lived another six years.
Zemar Rednaksi
why the fuck is this shit coming up on my feed? how many of this fucktard's videos do I have to dislike before your algos figure it out, Youtube? Step up your game
zeewoozoo1
Man, how do u guys afford to make so many enemies and still continue.
F.G. Kaye
I am on Dialysis 3:45 Hrs., 4 Days a Week.
I go to DaVita Dialysis, paid for by Medicaid.
So, I can say, " It sucks, It's Draining & I'm tired of being needled ".
By the way, did you know that there are NO Dialysis Centers in Needles, CA.
They have to go to Bullfrog, AZ., 14 Miles away.

Let me tell you HOW, you get on Dialysis.
1. It starts by being overweight.
2. Being Overweight Raises your blood pressure.
3. So you take blood pressure to lower it.
4. The blood pressure medication causes you to retain water.
5. Next, you take diuretics to get rid of the retained water.
6. But they NEVER Fully Work, causing an eventual retention in bodily fluid.
7. Taking the Diuretics, ( water pills ), cause an increase the kidneys to work harder.
8. This causes the kidneys to wear out prematurely.
9. Dialysis becomes the NEXT option.

Dialysis not only filters your blood, it also removes excess water, from your body.
The amount of water is predetermined by the attendant, the nurse & the patient.
I won't go into detail about this, but you're weighed at both the beginning & end of treatment, the difference is how much was removed minus how much you drink,
during treatment.

I've been on Dialysis since 2011.
Advantages of Dialysis:
I got my brain back ! ! was very sluggish until the treatments took hold,
I can think again.
I get FREE Transportation to Dialysis & to ALL Doctors.
I lose that with a kidney transplant.
If I got a kidney transplant, I would lose my Medicaid after 5 years.
After that you are told, you no longer are eligible.
Going on Dialysis has cured my Diabetes. It seems I now produce enough Insulin,
to support my needs, GENERALLY.

Disadvantages of Dialysis:
YES I've been short timed a few times & it can add up to trouble, if it happens often.
YES It can take up a lot of time, that's why I view it like going to a job, that requires your
attendance.
Sometimes the Nurses can act a little Dictatorial. You have to OUT-REASON them.
EX. My " Dry " Weight, ( your " goal " weight ) will very between;
winter & summer, because in winter you are wering more clothes.
Since the facility has to be kept under 72 deg F, to prevent the blood from clotting,
the facility is ALWAYS cool. Great in Summer, Lousy in Winter.
Besides WARM clothing, the machines can be set to 37 deg C to warm the recirculating
blood helping to keep the patient warm.

FINALLY;
If we get universal Health care, I would get a Kidney in a Heartbeat.
But with the Republicans in power, I will be lucky if I don't lose my Dialysis Completely,
They've already tried to short change Medicaid in the House version of " Trumpcare ".
ItssaLyssa96
let's not forget Richard Nixon pushed crack and heroin.
Arunima Tiwari
Why do these companies get to settle out of court!? What bullshit.
KOHF34
I lost it at John's reaction to the audience member who cheered when Nixon's name was brought up.
That Guy
I'm Canadian and I disapprove of that accent John.. soorry eh?
Adam Oates
Wow. This makes me very, very glad I live in Canada!
Shogun
And this is why America's healthcare system sucks. America is a country where business comes first, it is the most capitalist country on earth, and thousands of people die needlessly as a result. The UK, France, Canada, Australia and even fucking RUSSIA all have free healthcare. Should say something.
rejvaik
What about an idea of all citizens automatically placed in the donor list. And citizens will have to opt out and provide good reasoning as to why.
deadpooldave
I'd fuck a cantaloupe
Baltimore Lewis
Actually.... that naked chicken chalupa is fucking good
Anthony De Castro
It's the fact that he's running around on that stage BAREFOOT that just makes it even grosser...eegh.

These are eccentric, mad fucking human beings. These are warning signs to questionable mental status. This is a little above and beyond "eccentric" folks...
James Kenneth
In Australia, we have free dialysis for anyone who needs it. Seems like something more people could do with.
BeakerInShortShorts
Omg. Where I live in Ontario we do dialysis in people's homes and for every patient we take home a RN needs to be trained individually for every patient in-hospital first. Dialysis is so very regulated here. It is almost the equivalent of nursing specialization and training as we need for ventilated babies being treated in their own homes.
Aleksandr Petro
I see how it is: free shipping for 3-7 business days, but not for next day delivery?! What a ripoff...
moomoo katt
If y'all could watch my kidney story I would really appreciate it. I'm 19 on dialysis it's something I can't control but I can control how I handle my life. Starting with trying to connect to the world with YouTube 🙂 Slide over and search up moomoo katt THANKS!
M Esther
late stage capitalism lol
NosirraH Neil
Man I want that ladder
kittensofdeath
That Taco Bell skit though
Marty McFly
Would John Oliver still be funny without a British accent?
Alexander Guler
I respect john Oliver but as far as incorrect Canadian accents go that one was pretty bad
Sean Huang
Why not Whorse
dat Boi
im donating my kidney
Kyle Nguyen
I would just like say that I had the opportunity to try one of those Naked Chicken Chalupas from Taco Bell. They tasted pretty good, provided they were heated thoroughly.
Jeff Hostetler
John Oliver you twit; kidneys aren't that easy to come by or all of my patients would have one!! Your story has lots of holes in it, so I am inclined to think that all of your shows' "feature stories" may have holes in them as well. Oh well, seems your just another comedian sans news guy that exaggerates to please the masses.
The procrastination nation
Richard Nixon
whoo
REALLY?


Fuckin cracked me up
NataliaEnchantix
His Canadian accent sounded like my friends accents from the north of Scotland!
aidan glass
davita is never dull
Kevin Corey
To be perfectly honest, if I could cosplay at work, I would.
LemonadepieX
And the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to.... A Pigeon on Cocaine!!!
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