Is John Oliver the best person ever? We always suspected it, but new evidence proves it true.
In yesterday’s show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver bought $15 million in medical debt … and forgave it. He beat Oprah’s $8 million car giveaway and set the new record for biggest television giveaway.
Oh hell yes.
In a badass effort to point out the ridiculousness of medical debt collection, he paid less than $60 thousand to purchase the $15 million debt of over 9000 people. As our goodman John Oliver explains,
“As it stands, any idiot can get into it, and I can prove that to you, because I’m an idiot and we started a debt-buying company… And it was disturbingly easy.”
Fuck medical debt collection and long live John Oliver.