'It is not a failure and I never waited for anything in my life. I chose my own doctors ... It was fantastic,' said Carrey.
No doubt it is fun to watch actor Jim Carrey on-screen in his comedic roles. But this time, he had an important message to pass on during his appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" show. He defended the Canadian healthcare system against its critics. The conversation came around the time when they were discussing the upcoming congressional elections in the US and how democrats are always framed as socialists by the opposition.
Carrey started talking about Canada and how the healthcare system is not a failure. He says, "I grew up in Canada, OK. We have socialized medicine. And I'm here to tell you that this bullshit line that you get on all of the political shows from people is that the system is a failure in Canada. It is not a failure and I never waited for anything in my life. I chose my own doctors ... It was fantastic." He adds that his mother never paid for any prescriptions.
He also went on to say that Canadians are so nice because of their health care system. Carrey says, "I just got back from Vancouver and I keep hearing 'Canadians are so nice, Canadians they're so nice.' They can be nice because they have health care. Because they have a government that cares about them, that doesn't say sink or f--king swim, pal, or you live in a box," as reported by CBC.
He continues, "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 was there to promote his show, "Kidding." When asked why he chose this character, Carrey said, "I think the show is really interesting because I got to work with Michelle Gondry again, which was a dream the first time and it was a dream come true again. It is a beautiful experience and it is about a guy and it is about love being hit by lightning. This is about a gentleman whose heart is so big and his approach is so authentic that it's undeniable when you come in contact with him."
The host Bill Maher also talks about Carrey's movies, "The Cable Guy" and "The Truman Show." He said they should be shown together at a film festival and that there is something prescient about them in the way that the world came to be. Carrey jokes that "we are parentless" and says, "we have babies who sat by the television and are taught how to think. That's a dangerous thing about what's going on right now. There are generations growing up right now who are learning to lie, that lying is ok, that you are supposed to hate half the country, and if anything, we have to get back to a place where we realize a vote is not who you are. Because you voted Republican, you are not stupid, you are not different and you are not worthless. I can break bread with anybody who voted for Trump. We can find a common ground to love each other."