Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Battle

Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Battle

Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Battle

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 13, 2019


IF YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, AND YOU HAVEN’T, I’VE FOUND MYSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE OVER AMERICAN HEALTH CARE. AFTER MY SON BILLY HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY AT THE END OF APRIL, THE SENATOR BILL CASSIDY FROM LOUISIANA CAME ON OUR SHOW, MADE SOME PROMISES AND ASSURANCES THAT HE DID NOT KEEP. THE ROPE I HAD HIM ON THE SHOW IN THE FIRST PLACE IS BECAUSE HE STARTED TELLING PEOPLE THAT ANY PLAN HE SUPPORTS WOULD HAVE TO PASS WHAT HE CALLED THE JIMMY KIMMEL TEST. AND THEN HE TEAMED UP WITH SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM TO WRITE A BILL THAT MOST DEFINITELY DOES NOT PASS THAT TEST. IT DOESN’T PROTECT PEOPLE FROM HAVING THEIR RATES JACKED UP FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, DOESN’T PREVENT INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM PUTTING LIFETIME CAPS ON HOW MUCH THEY’LL SPEND ON A PERSON WITH MEDICAL ISSUES, IT CUTS A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY, MAYBE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN HEALTH CARE FUNDING. AND AMERICANS UNDERSTANDABLY, ESPECIALLY, DO NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING PRICED OUT OF INSURANCE FOR A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION. SO THE PRESIDENT GOT INVOLVED LAST NIGHT. VIA TWITTER, OF COURSE. HE WROTE, I WOULD NOT SIGN GRAHAM/CASSIDY IF IT DID NOT INCLUDE COVERAGE OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, IT DOES, A GREAT BILL, REPEAL AND REPLACE. WHICH THOSE ARE THE KEY WORDS, REPEAL AND REPLACE. BECAUSE FOR DONALD TRUMP, THIS ISN’T ABOUT THE GRAHAM/CASSIDY BILL, IT’S ABOUT GETTING RID OF OBAMACARE WHICH HE HATES, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OBAMA’S NAME IS ON IT. HE LIKES TO HAVE HIS NAME ON THINGS. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] BUILDINGS, YOU NAME IT. AND AT THIS POINT HE WOULD SIGN ANYTHING IF IT MEANT GETTING RID OF OBAMACARE. HE’D SIGN COPIES OF THE KORAN AT THE BARNES & NOBLE IN FALLUJAH IF IT MEANT HE COULD GET RID OF OBAMACARE. AND THEN AFTER I ACCUSED BILL CASSIDY OF NOT TELLING THE TRUTH, THE PRESIDENT WROTE A TWEET OF SUPPORT FOR HIM PERSONALLY. SENATOR/DOCTOR BILL CASSIDY IS A CLASS ACT WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR HEALTH CARE, HE DOESN’T LIE, HE JUST WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE. I TWEETED BACK, THAT’S GREAT NEWS, MR. PRESIDENT, DOES THAT MEAN HE’LL VOTE AGAINST THE HORRIBLE BILL HE WROTE? [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I KNOW YOU WON’T FIND THIS SURPRISING. I STILL HAVEN’T HEARD BACK ON THAT. [ LAUGHTER ] LINDSAY GRAHAM, THE SENATOR WHO COWROTE THE BILL, SAID DONALD TRUMP IS FOCUSED LIKE A LACER ON HEALTH CARE. I’M GUESSING HE MEANS HE’S FOCUSED IN THE SAME WAY CATS ON YOUTUBE ARE FOCUSED ON LASERS, CHASE IT AROUND. I GUARANTEE HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS GRAHAM/CASSIDY BILL. HE DOESN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. HE BARELY KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MELANIA AND IVANKA. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THIS MORNING SENATOR CASSIDY, THERE’S A LOT OFIBLE IN THIS, HE WENT ON FOX NEWS TO FIGHT BACK. HE AGAIN SAID THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T SPOKEN FOR A YEAR, WHICH IS NOT TRUE, HE WAS ON MY SHOW FOUR MONTHS AGO. BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE POINT OF SPEAKING TO HIM IS. WE SPOKE, HE TOLD ME ONE THING, HE DID ANOTHER, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AGAIN? PEOPLE TELL ME GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND I DO GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT THE DOUBT — I DOUBT ALL THE BENEFITS HE CLAIMS ARE PART OF THE NEW HEALTH CARE BILL. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] BUT I DO WANT TO SAY ABOUT BILL CASSIDY, I DO ADMIRE WHAT HE’S DONE WITH MOST OF HIS LIFE. HE’S A DOCTOR, GASTROENTEROLOGIST, FOUNDED A COMMUNITY CLINIC, HE’S DONE GOOD THING. I WANT HIM TO KEEP DOING GOOD THINGS, THIS PLAN IS NOT A GOOD THING. HIS SUPPORTERS SAY, HE’S A DOCTOR, WHAT DO YOU KNOW? TO THEM I SAY, ALL OF THESE VERY REPUTABLE ORGANIZATIONS — AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, ALL OF THESE GROUPS POPULATED BY DOCTORS SAY THIS HEALTH CARE BILL IS BAD. THEY’RE AGAINST IT. WE HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MANY PEOPLE COME FORWARD TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST A BILL SINCE COSBY. OKAY? [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I MEAN, THEY CLAIM AS THE PRESIDENT DID IT PROTECTS PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. BUT IT DOESN’T GUARANTEE THEM PROTECTION. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THIS IS HOW THE VICE PRESIDENT HIMSELF DODGED THAT QUESTION THIS MORNING ON “FOX AND FRIENDS.”>>YOU HAVE FOLKS LIKE JIMMY KIMMEL, THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE PRE-EXISTING CONDITION THING, BECAUSE THIS WILL BE UP TO THE GOVERNORS TO DECIDE HOW THE MONEY IS DISBERZED, WHO GETS COVERAGE, EVERY STATE WILL DETERMINE WHAT’S BEST FOR THEIR FOLKS. BUT WITH THAT, CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT THESE GOVERNORS WILL MAKE SURE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL CORNER?>>THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID, GOVERNMENT THAT GOVERNS LEAST GOVERNS BEST. WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY? YOUR GOVERNOR AND YOUR STATE LEGISLATURE? OR A CONGRESSMAN AND A PRESIDENT AND INN A FAR-OFF NATION’S CAPITAL?>>Jimmy: IS “NEITHER” AN OPTION? BECAUSE I WOULD PICK THAT. [ LAUGHTER ] I’M PRETTY SURE — I THINK HE TOLD US WE CAN’T TRUST THE PRESIDENT. HIS ARGUMENT, THEIR ARGUMENT THAT IS IT’S BETTER TO PUT THESE DECISIONS IN THE HANDS OF THE STATES. AND HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF OUR STATES? IF FLORIDA COULD MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS, IT WOULD BE LEGAL TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR INTO A STRIP CLUB, OKAY? [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] THAT DOESN’T EVEN TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE MAYBE $200 BILLION IN HEALTH CARE FUNDING THE BILL WOULD CULT. EVEN IF THEY DID GET TO DECIDE, THAT MONEY WOULD GO AWAY. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING I’M NOT QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT THIS AND THAT IS TRUE, I’M NOT QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT THIS. BUT I THINK THOSE PEOPLE FORGET, BILL CASSIDY NAMED THIS TEST AFTER ME. AM I SUPPOSED TO JUST BE QUIET ABOUT THAT? SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS THEY DRAG OUT OF THE SWAMP TO DEFEND THIS. THIS MORNING FOX HAD THE OTHER SENATOR FROM LOUISIANA, JOHN KENNEDY, NO RELATION AS YOU WILL CLEARLY SEE — [ LAUGHTER ] THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT ME.>>OUR BIGGEST OPPONENTS APPEAR TO BE AT THIS POINT SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS AND JIMMY KIMMEL. BERNIE IS BERNIE. I DON’T KNOW MR. KIMMEL, HE’S A FUNNY GUY, BUT I DON’T THINK ANYBODY WOULD CONFUSE HIM WITH A WELL-RESPECTED HEALTH CARE EXPERT. I WOULDN’T TAKE ADVICE FROM CHARLIE SHEEN EITHER. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: LISTEN, LADY. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE TO SAY IT. I’M NOT PRETENDING TO BE AN EXPERT, I’M ASKING WHY PEOPLE LIKE YOU AREN’T LISTENING TO ACTUAL EXPERTS LIKE THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND BY THE WAY, THE FACT THAT CHARLIE SHEEN IS STILL ALIVE MEANS HE PROBABLY KNOWS MORE ABOUT HEALTH CARE THAN ANY OF US DO. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] BUT I UNDERSTAND THE GIST. I SHOULD NOT BE THE GUY YOU GO TO FOR INFORMATION ON HEALTH CARE. AND IF THESE GUYS, LIKE INBRED JOHN KENNEDY, WOULD TELL THE TRUTH FOR A CHANGE, I WOULDN’T HAVE TO. I SEE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE ANGRY PEOPLE, THEY SAY WHAT QUALIFIED YOU TO TALK ABOUT THIS STUFF? YOU’RE A COMEDIAN, GO BACK TO BEING NOT FUNNY. AND I FEEL LIKE IT’S MY DUTY TO REMIND THESE PEOPLE, WHO ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT MY QUALIFICATIONS, THE GUY YOU VOTED FOR FOR PRESIDENT? HIS JOB QUALIFICATION WAS THIS.>>MEATLOAF, YOU’RE FIRED. >>Jimmy: OKAY? HE FIRED MEATLOAF ON TELEVISION. THEN YOU PUT HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE. I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN. IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO CALL YOUR SENATORS AND TELL THEM NOT TO GUT AMERICAN HEALTH CARE, NOT TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THIS NUMBER WILL DIRECT YOU TO YOUR SENATOR. CALL HIM OR HER. ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CALL. LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES. WE HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30th TO

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Barbie Holly

Sorry but I'm not gonna sit around listening to celebrities who can't relate to any of us talk about healthcare give me a damn break

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Dicita Lore

Mike pence's eyes are red in that interview. Like really fuckin' red. If the devil ever existed… just saying.

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Alex Lee

Trump supporters will believe anything their president does as a sign from God

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Politically Incorrect

Idiot

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Learning English with Leslie

In what world is a TV host and comedian fighting harder to protect children than the people elected to represent them?

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Americafedup

he is leading his sheeple. He knows nothing about the health care bill

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Jamie Macphee

Hi Jimmy, have you tried getting talking points from anyone OTHER than Chuck Schumer? maybe try that first. Don't fall for Kimmel, this is all a political witch hunt. Kimmel has plenty of money to take care of his son. This is just a political bandwagon he's hopped on.

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j Not-your-business

“The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear: Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion….Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available.”
— Conservative Prime Minister Winston Churchill

(Our GOP sucks.)

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Americafedup

Chuck Schumer has you played fool

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tanner day

Here's the real question that should be asked on live television and what the response is"If this plan isn't good enough for you (congress) then we don't want it either?"

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j Not-your-business

I"m a Type 1 Diabetic, and as a Type 1 Diabetic my life is being threatened more by this GOP than by any terrorist overseas.

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Compos Mentis

Kimmel pandering to the brainless lefty audience. Try actually being funny instead.

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Connor O'Neil

Kimmel think the world revolves around him. Obamacare is killing hard working Americans. Liberals want evrything for free.

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Joe150 ish

Man you're not even relevant or funny.I don't support trump but you are not remotly funny and you need to shave .

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V

I hope the dork in chief keeps trying to spar with Kimmel. It's like a cat playing with a retarded mouse.

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Diego Goh

If Alan sugar becomes uk priminister will us and uk fire each other?

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rowdy dowdy

Poor lil jimmy my lil Zac doesn't an didn't get Obama care not sure why we didnt your not worried about my lil Zac an I can't get medical care for my son geuss I need to get into show bizz

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bigchief2472000

How can this man not see all the contradictions in his logic? He doesn't trust the state government, but for some odd reason he thinks the federal government will do a bang up job. I don't want any government involvement in health care. Completely remove them from the equation. He also brings up a bunch of medical associations that are opposed to repealing Obamacare…of course they do, because the more people they can get into the hospital and the higher the price of medical care goes, the more money they end up receiving.

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Fast Lane

Have the last 20 viewers forgotten you were on the man show that exploited your girls on trampolines!

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DiscordedBraeburn

Idk Jimmy. I cant take you seriously without a nihilistic jew next to you. Seriously though, whens the last time you had Adam on?

Getting to the topic, I think its really shitty that your just now getting interested in the common folks healthcare. According to my research, guild members get access to better doctors than the military. Obama care was screwed up, just like Trump care will be. Thousands of people died under Obamacare due to inadequate resources. Im really over hollywood celebrities maintaining their status quo by jumping on the bandwagon of the ignorant. Sure, come tell me im a hypocrite or troll or whatever negative comment you can muster up. Respectable people can correct me and or offer a rebuttal without cursing or attacking me.

inb4 lol welcome to the internet, trump supporting bigot.

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What Jimmy Kimmel May Not Know About The Healthcare Bill

Posted By Kristan Hawkins On 3:41 PM 09/25/2017

Every time that a new health care reform bill is introduced, it causes panic. Newly-minted health care expert Jimmy Kimmel, who has previously mocked Obamacare’s failures, quickly rushes in to denounce any attempt to move away from Obamacare. I feel for Kimmel’s concerns for sure, which is why I support Graham-Cassidy. When it comes to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the hyperbole usually varies from, “This will destroy people’s lives,” on one side, to “This doesn’t go nearly far enough,” on the other side of the issue. Meanwhile many Americans just ignore the pundits and scare tactics coming from Washington as they are relatively healthy with few health concerns. For me, that is not the case.

I am the mother of four children who are my world, inspiring me to fight for their future every day of my life. However, what really separates me from many other people is that two of my children, Gunner and Gracie, have Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a deadly disease, which currently has a median age expectancy of 37 years, and requires daily, time-consuming and expensive medical care. It only affects about 30,000 Americans, and, currently, there is no cure. So for a middle-income family such as mine, any change in healthcare could result in reduced coverage, thousands in medical bills, and delays in the treatments and medicines that Gunner and Gracie need.

Last week, following the introduction of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare reform bill, several rare disease associations sent out several alerts opposing the bill and supporting Obamacare. As someone who faces this cystic fibrosis daily, I needed to know why these groups were supporting Obamacare, which is imploding, unsustainable, and already leading our nation towards a single-payer healthcare system.

What is clear is that single-payer systems are not the solution, especially when every day matters and yearlong delays in single-payer systems are common as government entitles and pharmaceutical companies haggle over the price of life-extending drugs.

Just ask those who suffer from cystic fibrosis in the UK, who have been waiting since 2015 for their government to approve Orkambi, which researchers believe could add a decade onto CF life expectancies. My son, Gunner, has been on the drug for more than a year already. We’ve already seen significant improvements, delaying the vicious plans cystic fibrosis has for wrecking his body.

Advocates of the ACA like to say that those who push for this reform bill don’t understand what it is like to face the hard decisions that having a pre-existing condition requires each day. It’s not true for me, nor of one of this plan’s chief authors, Senator Rick Santorum.

Like me, Senator Santorum has a daughter, Bella, who has a rare, genetic disorder that leads to high medical and prescription bills. So why would he write a bill that would hurt his family and those with pre-existing conditions, a bill that (if the other side’s hype is to be believed) would lead to the denial of coverage for those with pre-existing conditions?

The simple answer is that he wouldn’t, and he didn’t. The Graham-Cassidy bill does not eliminate Title 1 of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, it can’t. What it does is allow a state to apply for a waiver that would exempt it from Title 1. In order for this waiver to be granted, the state though must certify that affordable, stable insurance options are available to those with pre-existing conditions. Simply put, states are required to cover those with a pre-existing condition, but we give them the flexibility outside of a mandate, to do this task.

And the best part of giving states control of how healthcare is managed is that real changes can be created. If my home state of Minnesota passes plans that fail to cover my children and their needs, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be personally knocking on the doors of my state legislators. I’ll be lobbying in St. Paul. I’ll be contacting the local press. I won’t simply be a number calling into the D.C. office of my U.S. Senators who will never hear my concerns. I’ll take it right to the decision makers.

Some argue that this bill would destroy Medicaid, which would lead to millions of people losing their heath care. In fact, this bill would put Medicaid on a sustainable path that would continue to rise with inflation. In introducing his extremist “Medicaid for All” plan, Senator Bernie Sanders said that the best way to lower health care costs was to make people go through the government. If he were right, then it should not take an extraordinary hike in Medicaid spending each year to cover his plan. Raising Medicaid spending based on inflation should be more than enough to cover the people it needs to cover. So why are liberals against this plan but for “Medicaid for All?”

Two words are the answer to that question: Trump and abortion. If Graham-Cassidy passes, President Trump will cement his legacy as President. If he can’t, then realistically Americans are stuck with the ACA forever or at least until we’re broke and no more money can be printed to pay for it all. And Sanders’ plan would give government money directly to the abortion industry while the Graham-Cassidy bill would defund Planned Parenthood and protect the rights of the pre-born.

Is this bill perfect? No, but when comparing this bill to the travesty that is the Obamacare status quo and the disastrous financial trajectory it has put our nation on, there really is no choice. And by allowing states a hand in addressing where healthcare spending is invested, the choice to invest in life-affirming providers rather than the nation’s number one abortion provider is long overdue.

Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) is president of Students for Life of America.

URL to article: http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/25/what-jimmy-kimmel-may-not-know-about-the-healthcare-bill/

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Tim Gallegos

rubin dopez, your voting for King Trump sissy, and tell all ur friendz, losers, r u afraid.

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Jessie Soul

Jimmy Kimmel for President 😀

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Bruce Lee

People should realize this is a good thing jimmy is doing right now and then they should ask themselves why is he doing the right thing now? and then they should should ask themselves why has he never mentioned the hundreds of other ways Americans get screwed?

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Gina Kay

CBO Just scored this bill. As usual, the REPUBLICANS are trying to put 20 million people off healthcare. OBAMACARE LIVES #NOONREPEAL

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Luis Estevez

Hey, to all those people claiming that Kimmel has no right to comment on this: yes he does. When Bill Cassidy came on his show, that gave him a right to talk about it. When he lied to Kimmel's face, he gave him a right to talk about it. When Cassidy used Kimmel's name to talk about his policies by politicizing the physical and emotional struggles of his family, he gave Kimmel every single right to talk about it.

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Mario Alvarez

Of course Senators and others will want to discredit Jimmy Kimmel saying he is not an expert on the subject. It is the only way to argue against something that they know is logical, correct and moral. So instead of attacking his stand they attack him.

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Dean River

Jimmy Schumer

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Cosmic Consciousness with Jonas

This is good work you're doing Mr. Kimmel and I know its not easy or fun to do. Much respect to you. Keep it up 🙂

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jessie parsley

🍻

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Donald Clinton

This whole argument is hurting my brain

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Jessica Shaffer

I just want to say that I've never been moved to call my state senator before, even after everything that's happened over the last few months. I think that what you're doing is amazing and it actually moved me to pick up the phone. Keep it up! You are inspiring people.

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43dfranks

all those associations are dependent on the current structure lol duh they're against change. either way its an ad hominem

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ibobpeb plaub

I challenge you Jimmy, to go live on a $30k a year and buy obama care and see if after a year you still come back and talk like you are now. obama care only good for two kind of people, the first is those that have no work and rely on the systems itself; the second group is people like you who didn't even need the care act. But those of us in the middle, we suffer for much under the obama act that most of us are struggle to pay for our foods on the table because we have to buy the act or get a huge penalty for it. Imagine, you only made $3000 a month and paid $800 for your health care… You speak for the poor and the rich but not the middle class.

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Fast Lane

Do you remember the man show when kimmel had young girls on trampolines!what a pervrrt!

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Jerry Hernandez

Good job Jimmy! Way to stand up for the rest of us!

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genocidetwitch

Aca isdisgusting. Blame the cfr. Thats where it came from. Kimmel politicizing your child is disgusting.

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spence

Jimmy Kimmel presents: "why doesn't everyone get free stuff? It's not fair!"

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San Francisco Luddite

Bravo, Jimmy Kimmel! Thank you for being brave enough to stand up for all of us the way you have! It's really nice to see someone using their voice in such a courageous and compassionate way. I hope someone shows you my comment. PS. You're pretty funny too!

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achimon71

he has great coverage from the network he works for. unlike the rest of us.

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Trump01

Kimmel sucks Schumer ass

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Funny Man

America, what's wrong with the NHS? Just because recent governments have been screwing it over, with underfunding and cutting down on hospital bed numbers, it's still a really good idea. Besides, the U.K. Spends a lot less on healthcare than the US.

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AL Wild

what is democracy? i feel American democracy now are few people in government making decision for everyone in America. so what is the different between America VS North Korea?

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garry kumedan

Lucky americans

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Patrick Jachson

Well, the problem is that no one gives a f***, about what these upper 100 People they lead this country do.
They can wash theyr hands in fluid gold while there are people on the streets of the us, dying of hunger, the fear of losing everything and not being able to feed theyr closest loved ones makes this nation ill!
the us is probaply the darkest place on earth, leading it but doing it the worst.

Just take a look at Austria or Germany, it is possible, people of America, that nobody has ever have to hunger again in the USA but your leaders just follow the money.

one day there will be strong people standing up for the poor ones and make life worth for everyone.

but that guy you have aint one of them.

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Mr. Clean

Sooo… now his show is a political agenda pushing program? Figures

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Victor Vasquez

4k troll bots did not like this

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Philly's Chance

Preach it!!!

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jennifer butcher

Why arent more stars speaking out like this they seem to have alot of power and money! Trump disgusts me!

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Jose G

Republishits only trust the so called experts when it's convenient WHY DONT THEY LUSTEN TO THE RXPERT SCIENTIST WHO SAY GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL. CUCKEN HYPOCRITES

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Naples Insider

Jimmy used to be funny

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PA G

Enougb. Goodbye Jimmy.

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Artytheone

thank you Jimmy

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Yanis Gerard

guys, hell newspaper looks for me actually tirriflc everyone :‑)

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Noor De Smet

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dav ep

I remember when the car companies said having to put seat belts in cars would destroy the industry. Now they compete by having the safest cars.

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Dr Johnson Hungwell

Kimmel is just a puppet with a hand up his ass , spewing pre recorded propaganda

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Riley Brown

john kennedy blinked like 298291918 times in that clip

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rebjiii

BRAVO Jimmy Kimmel and to Senator McCain for opposing the repeal of the Affordable care Act – which should be applauded – not repealed – because it provides affordable health insurance coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans

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Lance Williams

I am a Licensed Isurance Agent and Jimmy you are right on the money with it comes to this healthcare bill. It' Garbage!!!!!

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lisa koola

Jimmy just did it thank you!

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Patricia Cunningham

I called. I pray they realize this is not a health care bill. It's bad. Rich, poor, young or old, this bill will hurt you or someone you love.

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Cavegoblin EXTREME

Hes not gonna do that… He did what now? FIRED MEATLOAF!?

The man is a savage! A dumb savage! RIOT RIOT!

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Petitio Principii

It's funny that it seems that "Obamacare" was an attempt at a smearing-alias for the ACA, which partly worked, but it has been gradually working against the original intent.

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Jraymiami

The people of this country are all qualified and deserve universal healthcare!!!! But the politicians in Washington are "qualified" to except money from big pharm and keep the American people hostage? Yet somehow they are also "qualified" to keep us in Afghanistan for 16 years and go from 2 to 7 wars in 8 years….and then give $700 billion more to the war machine! Really? The US has given Israel over $233 billion AND ISRAEL HAS UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE!!!!! Doesn't that seem strange? The US says healthcare is too complicated? BS

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3TNT3

Jimmy Kimmel = One of the Verrrrry Best All Around people on the planet. Love that guy!!!

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Jana Wimmer

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Louise Willems

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William Simonsen

guys, female video really sounds like deeply orotesquegrandfather :

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Daily Sentinal

glad your sons doing well bro

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Consig1iere

A republican coming up with a scummy plan is impossible. Jimmy acts like he is genuinely surprised which he should be right?

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Sophie Meier

hi peeps ! ! darnass legitimate looks like pretty fanyasticscary ..

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williewill037

Instead of replace and repeal Obamacare, which is so negative. How about reform and embellish Obamacare? The GOP has no solution to fixing Obamacare. The GOP has a vendetta with President Obama and the American people become pawns and casualties. Sad!

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Lilian Schneider

Rhythm jury thank slow winner circle guard resemble delivery.

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Patricia Wells-Wright

Thank you for clearly telling the truth!

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my name jeff

Obamacare is unsustainable as it is subsidized illegally by profits of Fannie and Freddie. over 270 billions stolen from both publicly traded company to pay for Obamacare .

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CHEEKY CHICA

how can 4k not like this?

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Chris Smith

You're awesome Jimmy

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unwankster unwankster

Ugh I stopped watching late night TV

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Tecumseh Sherman

5:35 and then 5:55
"Listen, lady…" LOL

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Drake Koefoed

Private healthcare doesn't cover the poor, but it also undercovers the middle class. Almost everyone who survives a heart attack goes to the hospital. Some can afford it, some have great insurance, and some have medicare. For the rest, many are bankrupted because their insurance is inadequate. Others don't have insurance, and the providers make the money up on those who do, a tax that hits the middle class harder than the rich. But the providers do get their money, making US healthcare more expensive than almost anywhere else in the world, for mediocre results.
Middle class 'conservatives' think their rates would go up with national care. The opposite is the fact. The system would care for the same number of people, but not single out the insured to be the only ones who paid. The 1% could pay a little, even. The profits of insurance companies, about 25% depending which stats you like, would be saved. England administrates their system with 5%. The cost of squeezing turnips would be saved. Huge drug company profits, often on products developed with publicly funded research, would be controlled.
Anyone who believes in getting his money's worth should think this through for himself. Being conservative doesn't mean you have to be foolish with money, or not see the value in something because you won't look.

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Sofia S.

Honestly so much more respect for Jimmy. Like 👏🏽

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louise maes

Administrative accept inspire president punishment absolute suspend odd technique send waste.

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don hezca

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kevin baker

Thank you, Jimmy for being the voice of morality in America. Now search "Jimmy Kimmel Guess What's In My Pants" to see something that will make Harvey Weinstein say "What the …?!?!?!"

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Tofu86 OC

What does Jimmy's understanding of health insurance and Billy's heart have in common? A gap the size of Texas!  [laughter]
What was going through the mind of Billy's surgeon when Jimmy walked through the door? I can finally get that yacht I wanted! [laughter]
seriously, Mr. Kimmel, stop regurgitating the crap from politicians and talk to doctors about coverage and reimbursements, and to patients about access.  you have employer sponsored health insurance so you don't have to worry about pre-existing conditions or rising premiums.  
1. In california, where Billy was born, poor kids born with congenital diseases are covered by Medicaid (MediCal) and CCS. so no, poor kids don't die from congenital heart disease for lack of insurance.  There is a difference between congenital conditions and pre-existing conditions.  
2. reimbursement to doctors from Medicaid and Obamacare individual exchange plans are so low, that few doctors will accept it.  What if your premium health insurance paid the surgeon $50,000 for Billy's surgery, and MediCal paid $5000 for the same surgery on another kid?  If you were the surgeon, and you had only time for one surgery, which would you do?  If you really want all kids to have access to good healthcare, It is this huge discrepancy in reimbursement that needs to be fixed.  Democrats will talk about 20 million Americans with "insurance" thru Obamacare, but how many of them have "healthcare"? Advocate for EQUAL REIMBURSEMENTS FOR EQUAL PROCEDURES, between Obamacare/IFP/Medicaid policies and real commercial health plans, and you will guarantee that kids and adults have access to healthcare.  Your new Jimmy Kimmel test should be: does this bill make sure that Obamacare/Trumpcare reimburses doctors the same as commercial insurances (or Medicare)?  you want "access to healthcare," not "coverage."
Lastly, Jimmy, I'm sorry you had to learn about healthcare this way.  And Billy's condition should have been picked up at the prenatal ultrasounds.

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c4arla

PLEASE KEEP TALKING BOUT THIS!!! DONT BE SILENTED WHO NEEDS TO TALK ABOUT THIS? EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US! DO NOT BACK DOWN PLEASE JIMMY

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LDSRaichuguy

You don't come close to Johnny Carson

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Marco Lugo

John Kennedy reminds me of the Perdue guy lmfao

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Marco Lugo

Like Lewis Black said its not obamacare its nixonacare lol

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vcarter0723

5:36 I’m pretty sure we’re all watching that clip wrong…don’t listen to the audio, watch the eyes! Cause no normal person can blink that amount of times so quickly, he’s definitely sending us a message in Morse code or something

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Organicman66

Kimmel a multimillionaire using his show as a political platform to support a failed system. You cannot keep your health care provider, you are encouraged to euthanize a loved one if their condition seems hopeless, Doctors getting out of the business? How is he an expert on health care? The Affordable Health care Act is an oxymoron even in its own name.

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Fay Champoux

Thank you Jimmy!

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Lucy Hiatt

TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP,Billy has a hole in his head,WAWAWAWAWAWAWAWA TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP

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xAspxcTs

Why does jimmy look like a koala

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cbillhill

Jimmy Kimble, you are not alone. Thank You

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likaboss7654

My cousin lives abroad and we discussed this topic quite a bit. Free healthcare is not a good idea, countries have this and it lowers the quality of care you receive significantly. Taxes would raise and take away half your income (funny how we call it “free healthcare”). A competitive healthcare market (our current US market is heavily regulated) is honestly the best solution. I understand a lot of you might not understand basic fundamental economics so let me say this, competition is better in every way than raising taxes for the consumer, higher quality for lower cost.

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Josh Brenner

I don't think Kimmel enjoys talking about politics I think he reads scripts and que cards because he has to to keep getting paychecks

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bogey19018

leftist ass

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Sam Hill's

healthcare for all( Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren ) plans is the only way to guaranty that the healthcare system will be able to serve all Americans no matter what happens in the government is the healthcare system in Canada , Israel , and Europe, no country is sold let people die or get bankrupt because they have health problems . Is so important to remember this for the 2020 elections more than ever we have to get the right for the government

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