Watch: John Oliver Exposes The Gaps In American Healthcare

On the Nov. 1st edition of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the medicaid gap, which he assures us isn't a clothing chain, "where you can buy khaki hospital gowns sown by children in India." Rather, it's a term referring to the 3.1 million Americans who aren't getting the same level of healthcare as others because state governors have refused Obamacare.

"Healthcare is like a pair of gym shorts," he quips. "Even if it covers nearly all of what it's supposed to, you're still left with some problematic gaps and terrible things can happen."

The results of tomorrow's gubernatorial elections could determine whether 500,000 Americans gain better access to medicaid or remain stuck in the gap. Check out the full segment for more insights:


Prime Minister-designate Boris Johnson has dabbled with illicit drugs in the past, but reforming the United Kingdom's antiquated cannabis laws probably won't be part of his future. On Monday it was officially announced that MP Boris Johnson had been elected as Leader of the Conservative Party, which means he will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May as the head of government. Johnson is expected to take a different approach to politics than his predecessor, but anyone hoping that he will push for national cannabis reform probably shouldn't hold their breath.

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