'Daily Show' Perfectly Illustrates Why Medicaid Expansion Is Crucial

Powerful 'Daily Show' Clip Sums Up Why Health Care Is A Right

Currently, 19 states have rejected the Medicaid expansion that is offered through the Affordable Care Act due to concerns that costs could skyrocket (despite the program's federal government subsidies for the first few years). Al Madrigal of "The Daily Show" traveled to one of those states, South Carolina, in an effort to explore why those states rejected the expansion.

After talking to the policymakers pushing against the ACA, as well and citizens considered to be the working poor who are suffering medical conditions without the ability to pay for it, Madrigal realized that denying the expansion is easy with one simple trick: Just pretend that those without proper health care aren't real people.

Check out the full clip above.

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