The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi may have found the greatest jackass of them all recently when he interviewed Fox Business commentator Todd Wilemon. The subject was healthcare and the oft-repeated, totally erroneous claim that the U.S. has “the greatest healthcare system in the world.” This assertion should only be made with the addendum: "if you can afford it." In fact, the U.S. ranks 37th in the world for healthcare, so,yes we're in the top 40, and hooray, we're ahead of Slovenia. Take that, Slovenia! It’s gotten to the point where international relief doctors who usually helicopter supplies into war-torn, impoverished countries and refugee camps are now starting to fly those supplies into places like Knoxville, Tennessee.
But have no fear. Wilemon had a great solution for these people who just “want a free lunch,” and who “refuse to pay.” When Mandvi pointed out that they are not "refusing to pay," but just aren't able to afford healthcare because they are poor, Wilemon said, “If you’re poor, just stop being poor.”