Trevor Noah Rips ‘Crazy’ U.S. Health Care System After Trip To ER (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah had to have an emergency appendectomy – and consequently had his first experience with the United States health care system.

Noah, who is from South Africa, returned to The Daily Show a day after surgery to report on his new perspective on what living in America is like. Recalling how he was taken to the emergency room for severe abdominal pain related to his appendix, Noah said:

“It was an interesting experience going to the emergency room. I’m not going to lie. Although I don’t know if ’emergency room’ is the right term, because they make you wait. I feel like there should be two rooms: one for emergencies and another for people who can fill out forms.”

You can watch Noah’s hilarious recollection of events below:

The audience laughs through Noah’s story, as anyone who had dealt with the health care system knows how true it is. The host recounted how many times he was asked to fill out forms, even though he repeatedly said that he might be dying. He pointed out the irony of the situation by joking, “What more information do you need, other than the fact that I’m dying?”

Noah said that he had been passing out from the pain of a perforated appendix, but he was told by a nurse that he couldn’t faint in the waiting room. Noah was advised to go to triage if he had to faint, to which he remarked, “You’re telling me where I can and cannot faint?”

By this time Noah was shaking from the pain and was relieved to finally be taken out of the waiting room for treatment – but was shocked to see the nurse following him with even more forms to fill out! Despite the severity of Noah’s condition, the nurse asked how he’d be paying for the treatment and he replied, “With my life, clearly, because you’re not helping me.”

Noah admitted that he didn’t know if he had health insurance and that he was unfamiliar with how America’s health care system worked. Fortunately, the nurse recognized the Daily Show host from billboards and decided that he would be able to afford the hefty bill he’d receive.

The segment is hilarious, but painfully truthful account of how the U.S. health care system treats people in need, and how absurd some of the procedures are.

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