John Oliver Forgives $15 Million In Medical Debt

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John Oliver Forgives $15 Million In Medical Debt

John Oliver talks about Nic Cage before forgiving $15 million in medical debt
John Oliver talks about Nic Cage’s movie choices while talking about debt on Last Week Tonight. Credit: YouTube

John Oliver took on the issue of debt and debt buyers on the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight. Oliver focused on the growing industry of companies buying up lots of debt on the cheap and going after individual debtors for the full amount of their debt. Some debt collectors are a bit over-the-top, as Oliver points out.

Oliver and his team set up a debt-buying company themselves and bought almost $15 million in medical debt. They paid about $60,000 for 9,000 name-long list and FORGAVE IT ALL. It just might be the “largest one-time giveaway in television history”.

John Oliver on Debt Buyers


Oliver focused on Donald Trump and the pretty massive number of lawsuits currently pending against him around the country.

Brock Lesnar To Fight Mark Hunt At UFC 200

Brock Lesnar will return to mixed martial arts for one night only when he fights Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9. Lesnar will then appear at WWE Summerslam in August. Opponent Mark Hunt shares a common opponent with Lesnar, Frank Mir. Hunt scored a first-round knockout of Mir back in March while Lesnar lost to Mir in his UFC debut back in 2008. Lesnar then avenged the loss by beating Mir at UFC 100 in 2009. Lesnar last fought at UFC 141 in 2011.

Saint Louis FC Falls In Colorado

Saint Louis FC fell 2-0 in Colorado on Saturday evening to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Both Colorado goals came within the first 18 minutes of the game as the hometown team came out of the gate a bit flat-footed. STLFC was playing its third game in a week between USL and Open Cup matches on top of having to adjust to the Colorado altitude.

Saint Louis FC is now 4-4-4 on the USL season. With 16 points, they are tied for 5th in the league’s Western Conference.  The team has played three on the top teams in the conference in its last four games, including Colorado Springs and Vancouver, who are tied atop the standings.

Saint Louis FC returns to action at Marshall Wireless Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park this Saturday against Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Special ticket 4-packs are available for the game from the Marshall Wireless box office for $48. Packs include four tickets and either 4 Heineken beers or 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks. Call 636-680-0997 for more information.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Disappoints, Me Before You Excels At Box Office

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows brought in an estimated $35.3 million to easily top the weekend box office over the weekend. A low estimate heading into the weekend for the sequel had been $50.2 million.

Me Before You exceeded its estimated opening of $11.5 million by pulling in an estimated $18.3 million in its debut. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping‘s opening fell just below expectations with $4.6 million over the weekend.

Check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. Warcraft, Now You See Me 2 and The Conjuring 2 open in theaters this weekend.

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