“I am politicizing my son’s health problems because I have to.”
Jimmy Kimmel has once again delivered an impassioned speech about health care. This time, he spoke against Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, who he accused of lying to his face over the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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Kimmel has been wading into the healthcare waters since May, when he announced his infant son Billy had to undergo heart surgery soon after his birth.
“No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life,” he said.
Shortly after, Cassidy appeared on Kimmel’s show, saying any Republican health care bill would have to pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test.”
He said this meant that the bill would have to provide coverage for kids who needed health care, like Billy, no matter how much money their parents had.