Studio notes from the contemporary painter Gregg Chadwick
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease
Watch Kimmel's monologue praising Obamacare & tell your rep to oppose new anti-health care bill → (202) 224-3121. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/05/why-kimmels-obamacare-pitch-worked/525075/?
And this brings us to Jimmy Kimmel. He, in essence, explained why it is now politically impossible to really repeal Obamacare and why politicians now must accede to the demand for universal coverage, not just theoretical access to health insurance. In an emotional monologue about his infant son’s heart defect, he told the crowd:
We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a preexisting condition. You were born with a preexisting condition and if your parents didn’t have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a preexisting condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.
Whatever your party, whatever you believe, whoever you support, we need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly.Let’s stop with the nonsense. This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants. We need to take care of each other