Third World Health Care - Knoxville, Tennessee Edition

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Aasif Mandvi highlights the quality of the best health care system in the world by visiting a clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. (6:10)

>> WELCOME BACK.

WE'VE ALL HEARD AMERICA HASTHE BEST HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM

IN THE WORLD BUT FOR HOWLONG. AASIF MANDVI HAS MORE.

>> THE U.S. HEALTHCARESYSTEM FOR AS LONG AS WE CAN

REMEMBER HAS HAD ONERESOUNDING TRUTH.

>> AMERICA HAS THE BESTHEALTH-CARE SYSTEM IN THE

WORLD.

>> THE GREATEST HEALTH CARESYSTEM IN THE WORLD.

>> THE FINEST HEALTH-CARESYSTEM IN THE WORLD.

>> BUT THAT'S ALL ABOUT TOCHANGE.

>> OBAMACARE WILL BANKRUPTOUR COUNTRY AND RUIN THE

BEST HEALTH CARE DELIVERYSYSTEM IN THE WORLD.

>> FOX BUSINESS COMMENTATORTODD WILEMAN.

>> THE U.S. HEALTHCARESYSTEM IS THE BEST IN THE

WORLD BUT NOW WITH OBAMACARE,YOU KNOW, OUR CHOICES HAVE

BEEN LIMITED.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE GOINGTO BE SAYING THIS COSTS MORE,

I'M GETTING LESS, I'M NOTGOING TO BE HAPPY.

WORST-CASE SCENARIO WHEREARE WE HEADING.

>> WE HAVE LONGER LINES.

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO BRING YOUROWN SHEET.

IN RUSSIA THEY REUSE SYRINGES.

THE SCENARIO WHERE WE COULDSLIP INTO THIRD WORLD STATUS

WILL BE SLOW, PROBABLY.

>> OH MY GOD, THIRD WORLDSTATUS, THAT IS LIKE THE

WORST WORLD STATUS THEREIS TO SEE HOW BAD THAT

COULD BE I TRAVELED TO AREGION RIFE WITH POVERTY.

MY GUIDE WAS STAN BROCK, FOUNDEROF REMOTE AREA MEDICAL.

>> FOR 30 YEARS BROCK ANDHIS CHARITY HAVE PARACHUTED

INTO REMOTE REGIONS OFAFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA WITH

TEAMS OF DOCTORS WORKING TOHEAL THE POOR.

AND NOW HE WOULD SHOW MEWHAT AMERICA WILL LOOK LIKE

IN JUST A FEW YEARS.

STAN, HOW HIGH ARE WE GOINGTO GO UP?

>> YOU DON'T NEED TO SCREAMAT ME.

THE ROOF IS NOT GONE YET,WE'RE STILL ON THE GROUND.

>> OH.

OH, OKAY, YEAH, YEAH, THISIS MY FIRST TIME.

>> ANXIOUS FOR THE LONGJOURNEY AHEAD WE BUZZED OVER

AN UNFAMILIAR AND RUGGEDLANDSCAPE.

>> WHEN I ARRIVED I WASOVERWHELMED BY THE NEED.

>> DO FIND THAT THERE AREDISEASES AND THINGS,

CONDITIONS HERE YOU'RE NOT EVENFAMILIAR WITH.

DENGUE FEVER, TYPHOID, MALARIA

THINGS LIKE THAT.

>> NO THOSE AREN'T PROBLEMSTHAT WE REALLY SEE IN

KNOXVILLE.

>> YOU SAID KNOXVILLE.

>> WE'RE IN TENNESSEE.

>> TENNESSEE.

>> TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE,TENNESSEE.

>> YES.

>> KNOXVILLE.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE LOCALSCALL THIS PLACE.

>> YES.

>> AND WHAT IS THE ENGLISHWORD FOR IT.

>> KNOXVILLE.

>> THIS IS KNOXVILLE,TENNESSEE THIS IS AMERICA.

>> OH, THAT EXPLAINS IT.

OH MY GOD, I THINK I SAW AWAFFLEHOUSE.

>> BUT IF WE WERE IN AMERICA,WHAT THE HELL WAS STAN BROCK

DOING HERE.

>> REMOTE AREA MEDICAL HAD BEENDESIGNED TO TAKE AIRBORNE

RELIEF, PARACHUTE DROPS ETCETERA TO THE THIRD WORLD AND

NOW MORE THAN 90% OF EVERYTHINGWE DO IS HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

>> AND IS THAT BECAUSE 90%OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS

AMERICAN.

>> NO, NO, WHEN I CAME TOTHIS COUNTRY I SAW THAT THERE

WAS A DESPERATE NEED, PEOPLETHAT COULDN'T AFFORD OR

DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO CARE.

>> THE U.S. HEALTHCARESYSTEM IS THE BEST IN THE

WORLD, FACT.

>> IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT.

>> NAME FIVE OTHER COUNTRIESTHAT HAVE A BETTER

HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM THAN THEU.S.

>> MALTA, CYPRUS, FRANCE,SWITZERLAND, JAPAN,

AUSTRALIA, GREAT BRITAIN.

>> ALL RIGHT, YOU NAMED LIKESEVEN.

>> YEAH.

>> AND I SAID NAME FIVE, SOYOU LOSE.

OKAY, SO MAYBE WE'RE NOT THEFIRST BEST OR SECOND-BEST,

BUT AT LEAST WE'RE IN THETOP-- 37th.

WHATEVER.

IN YOUR FACE, SLOVENIA.

I JUST CAME BACK FROM APLACE WITH SHOCKINGLY POOR

HEALTH CARE CONDITIONS.

THEY'RE STILL REELING FROMTHE LOSS OF THE CIVIL WAR.

A QUARTER OF THE YOUNGPEOPLE ARE LIVING IN POVERTY.

THEY HAVE HIGH RATES OFCANCER.

HEART DISEASE.

>> THIS IS HOW BAD IT COULDGET, SURE, YEAH, IF WE KEEP

GOING DOWN THE PATH OF MOREGOVERNMENT CONTROL, LESS

INNOVATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE COULD BETHAT PLACE UNLESS GREAT

CATASTROPHE HAPPENS TO THISCOUNTRY.

>> I SHOULD PROBABLY MENTIONTHAT THE PLACE I'M TALKING

ABOUT IS KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE,IN AMERICA.

>> WHICH HAS THE GREATESTHEALTH CARE IN THE WORLD.

>> WHAT I-- OBVIOUSLY NOT-- YOUKNOW, YOU'RE-- YOU KNOW,

PEOPLE DO FALL THROUGH THECRACKS.

>> AND FROM WHAT I SAW THOSEARE SOME PRETTY BIG [BLEEP]

CRACKS.

SO THE WORSE CASE SCENARIOFOR OBAMACARE IS THAT IT

GETS US TO A PLACE WHERE WEALREADY ARE?

SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW WHENYOU'RE SICK.

>> YOU'RE STILL GOING TO GETTHE CARE.

IT'S GOING TO BE NOT-- NOTGOOD.

NOT SO MUCH NOT GOOD, IT'S NOTGOING TO BE WHAT

EVERYONE ELSE IS GETTING.

>> EVERYBODY ELSE GETS IT,IT'S GOING TO BE --

>> [BLEEP].

>> IT'S-- THEY ALL GET THESAME LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE

BUT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TOWAIT FOR IT.

>> IT'S THE SAME TREATMENT,YOU JUST MIGHT GET THAT

TREATMENT AFTER YOU HAVEALREADY DIED.

>> NO.

SOME PEOPLE GET GREAT HEALTHCARE AND SOME PEOPLE JUST

GET GOOD HEALTH CARE.

>> BUT WHAT IF EVERYBODY GOTREALLY GREAT HEALTH CARE.

I'M JUST KIDDING, WE HAVETO KEEP THINGS COMPETITIVE,

RIGHT?

>> YES!

>> SEE, EVERYONE GETS CARE.

IT'S JUST SOME HAVE TO WAITFOR IT.

TO BE CHOPPERED IN WITH ATRIAGE UNIT.

BUT THAT'S THEIR CHOICE.

>> NOT ALL OF THEM CANNOTAFFORD HEALTH CARE.

THEY MADE THAT CHOICE TO GOBARE.

>> BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORDIT.

>> BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANTTO PAY FOR IT.

>> WELL, BECAUSE THEY CAN'TAFFORD IT.

>> PEOPLE LIKE A FREE LUNCH.

AND I WILL BE HONEST, IF YOUARE POOR, STOP BEING POOR,

YOU KNOW, GET A GED, HAVE AJOB FOR OVER A YEAR.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT.

>> SO IF YOU ARE POOR,JUST STOP BEING POOR.

>> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

>> IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

JUST NO ONE TELL SLOVENIA.

>> Jon: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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