"This plan is literally taking taking money from the poor and giving it to the very rich", Oliver said. One of the biggest is that the proposed system of flat-tax credits could really harm lower-income Americans while benefitting insurance companies and the wealthy.
The catheter cowboy that Oliver has used in the past to "educate" Trump via Fox & Friends commercials, returned to teach the president about healthcare. This person would receive $13,350 under Obamacare, and only $4,000 under the AHCA, according to Oliver's calculation, which is based on the Kaiser Family Foundation's interactive healthcare map, which calculates tax credits.
"What that means is that states would have to make up that gap to maintain current levels of coverage, which for many of them will be next to impossible", he said. Not even Trump wants to put his name on the bill, Oliver points out, this coming from man who puts his name on everything.
The Englishman also made fun of Trump for saying, "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated".
In fact, the new healthcare plan will do the opposite of those things.
"He is right. For procedural reasons, this is being presented as a budget bill, which Republicans can pass with a simple Senate majority. Anything that's a non-budget policy change needs 60 votes to beat a filibuster", Oliver said. So that is pretty much a dead end, meaning that this bill is in all likelihood all Trump can get passed to replace Obamacare. "And the 'something terrific' that he promised - better coverage, lower costs, no one losing their health insurance - well, this bill is not it". Because of that, Oliver and his staff wanted to break down what is actually in the bill.
Watch Oliver's full take-down of the AHCA - which you can read in full here - above.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver airs Sundays at 11pm ET/PT on HBO.