Legendary Canadian funnyman Jim Carrey made a guest appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher over the weekend and educated Americans on Canadian health care during his segment.
To kick off his interview, the Canadian actor and comedian revealed his new Nike kicks to Maher, giving Colin Kaepernick, the new face of Nike’s controversial “Just Do It” ad campaign, a shoutout in the process.
But more importantly, Carrey gave a one-minute speech to the American audience on Canada’s health care, revealing he’s fed up with America’s inaccurate description of the Canadian health care system.
“I grew up in Canada, okay? We have socialized medicine,” said Carrey to Maher’s audience. “I’m here to tell you this bullshit line you get on all of the political shows from people is that it’s a failure. ‘The system is a failure in Canada.’ It is not a failure in Canada.”
He then went on to talk about his own personal experiences.
“I never waited for anything in my life,” he continued. “I chose my own doctors, my mother never paid for a prescription, it was fantastic. And I just got back from Vancouver and I keep hearing this, ‘Canadians are so nice, Canadians are so nice.’ They can be nice because they have health care,” said Carrey to a cheering audience.
“Because they have a government that cares about them!” he went on. “That doesn’t say ‘Sink or ‘fucking swim, pal, or you live in a box!’ There are certain people in our society that need to be taken care of. There are people without as many opportunities that need to be helped toward those opportunities. There are people who are sick; you shouldn’t have to lose your home because your mother got sick.”
Carrey then went off on US President Donald Trump, calling him a “used car salesman.”
You can enjoy Carrey’s full segment below. His comments on Canadian healthcare begin at the 13:50 mark.