John Oliver Discusses Important Elections (Not the Presidential Election) on Last Week Tonight

Last Week Tonight

No matter what major news network you’re watching, each of them is continuing to focus on the upcoming 2016 presidential election. However, as John Oliver explained last night on Last Week Tonight, while next year’s election will decide who becomes president, the elections held in just a couple days could very well determine if hundreds of thousands of Americans are able to get the healthcare they need.

Over the course of 14-plus minutes, Oliver discusses the importance of this Tuesday’s gubernatorial and legislative elections taking place in four states across the U.S. In particular, the Last Week Tonight host focuses on the races in Mississippi, Virginia, and Kentucky, where the outcomes will directly affect whether or not the states expand Medicad or keep the expansion of it in place.

As always with Last Week Tonight, it’s a serious subject that Oliver takes on with his wacky sense of humor, including an explanation of what pangolins are (with video of the animals as well) and some pretty incredible jokes about the name of Virginia’s Dick Black. But he also doesn’t shy away from showing the real individuals struggling with the Medicad gap, as he interviews a diabetic Mississippi resident who was forced to reuse needles due to a lack of support from her state’s current program.

Last Week Tonight airs on Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO. Check out Oliver’s segment on the elections below:

[Photo via YouTube]


Leave a Reply

Why Octavia Blake is the Most Important Character on “The 100”
Meet and Learn About the “Forged in Fire” Judges
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove
What Would a “Walking Dead” Negan Spin-Off Look Like?
Gone but Not Forgotten: 5 Must See Movies Leaving Netflix in May 2018
Disney’s Netflix Exodus
DC Animated Movies 2018
An Overview of All the DC Animated Movies in 2018
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman 2017
Joss Whedon Stands by Controversial Leaked Wonder Woman Script
The Top Uses of Naughty By Nature Songs in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of Black Sheep Songs in Movies or TV
The Top Five Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs of All-Time
The Top Uses of Rakim Sons Song ‘Know The Ledge’ in Movies or TV
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
We’re Praying That Floyd Mayweather Fights in the MMA
“The Mountain” Hafthor Bjornsson Wins Arnold Sports Festival Strongman Classic
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Discusses Partnership With Watch Brand Longines
Pneumatic Overwatch Doomfist Guantlet Made In Real Life With 2,600 Pounds Of Punching Force
Shigeru Miyamoto is Officiall Not Allowed to Bike to Work for Fear of “Frogger”
Watch Jeff Goldblum Hilariously Read Famous Video Game Dialogue
The 10 Most Overpowered Weapons In Video Gaming History
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Andrey Zvyagintsev
How Jaclyn Smith Went from “Charlie’s Angels” To Fashion Empire
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Sophia Grace
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Constance Wu