The Republican senator who insisted that any new health care law must "pass the Jimmy Kimmel test" told the man himself on Monday night that "we will get there - if the American people call their senators".
"So many people made donations to CHLA and my wife and I are very grateful for them", Kimmel said.
Anyway, I would like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care.
In a riff on his genius "celebrities read mean tweets" segment, Kimmel read aloud negative headlines about himself from the past week, including "Jimmy Kimmel's Obscene Lies About Kids and Medical Care" (New York Post) and "Shut Up, Jimmy Kimmel, You Elitist Creep" (The Washington Times). He joked that he appreciated the sentiment because "when I was a kid, we had to drink powdered milk because we couldn't afford the liquid variety". He added that on rare trips, his family would smuggle their dog into motel rooms to avoid paying a $2-pet fee. I guess you take the small victories here in the year 2017. During his speech, he made a plea to politicians on both sides of the political aisle could come together so that Americans could have access to healthcare.
"He's eating, he is getting bigger", Kimmel continued. After a life-saving surgery, Kimmel's son made a ideal recovery, however, the entire ordeal reminded the comedian that not everyone has the same access to care or the same ability to reach deep into their pockets to pay for expensive procedures.
Before his brief hiatus last week, Kimmel revealed the news during a tearful monologue, during which he also advocated for the importance of affordable universal healthcare and encouraged fans to donate to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
"That's terrific if your baby's health problems are all solved during that one visit", Kimmel responded. He promises he'll never, ever do it again.
What provoked outrage from some quarters was Kimmel's May 1 monologue, when he talked about the recent birth of his first son, who has a heart condition that will require a series of expensive tests and procedures.
Harrington praised Cassidy for being adept at taking a compelling story in the media, created to make Republicans look bad, and flipping it back on the other side to show that they are implementing those policies in their bill. "No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it". "I don't know if the double layers of Spanx are restricting the blood flow to his brain". In particular, Kimmel came out strongly against tax cuts "for millionaires like me", a common criticism of the recently passed House bill.