John Oliver tackled a healthcare story last night and it was a thing of beauty
|05/15/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
John Oliver tackled a healthcare story on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” and it was a thing of beauty.
During his longest segment of the show, Oliver explained what’s going on at DaVita Inc., the country’s largest for-profit kidney dialysis company. It’s a firm with a $13 billion market cap that hauled in nearly $800 million in profits in 2016, thanks in part to the rise of diabetes and heart disease (which result in kidney complications) in America.
The company’s profits come in part because back in the 1970s, President Richard Nixon signed legislation approving government funding for all dialysis treatment for Americans.
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