Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Cassidy’s Health “Care” Bill
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Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Cassidy’s Health “Care” Bill


HE KNOW YOU’LL FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE BUT A FEW MONTHS AGO AFTER MY SON HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY, WHICH WAS SOMETHING I SPOKE ABOUT ON THE AIR, A POLITICIAN, A SENATOR NAMED BILL CASSIDY FROM LOUISIANA, WAS ON MY SHOW AND HE WASN’T VERY HONEST.
IT SEEMED LIKE HE WAS BEING HONEST. HE GOT A LOT OF CREDIT AND ATTENTION FOR COMING OFF LIKE A RARE, REASONABLE VOICE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WHEN IT CAME TO HEALTH CARE. FOR COMING ONE SOMETHING HE CALLED, I DIDN’T NAME IT THIS. HE NAMED IT THIS OF THE TELL JIMMY KIMMEL TEST WHICH WAS IN A NUT SHELL NO, FAMILY SHOULD BE DENIED MEDICAL CARE, EMERGENCY OR OTHERWISE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT. HE AGREED TO IT. HE SAID HE WOULD ONLY SUPPORT A HEALTH CARE BILL THAT MADE SURE A CHILD LIKE MINE WOULD GET HEALTH COVERAGE HE NEEDS NO, MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY HIS PARENTS MAKE. THAT DID NOT HAVE ANNUAL OR LIFETIME CAPS. THESE INSURANCE COMPANIES WANT LIFETIME CAMS TO LIMIT HOW MUCH THEY HAVE TO PAY OUT. SO FOR INSTANCE IF YOUR SON NEEDS HE HEART SURGERY, IT CAN COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A PIECE. IF HE HITS HIS CAP, HE IS ON HIS OWN. OUR CURRENT PLAN PROTECTS AMERICANS AND PREVENTS INSURANCE PROVIDERS FROM JACKING UP THE RATES FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS OF ALL TYPES.
AND SENATOR CASSIDY SAID HIS PLAN WOULD DO THAT, TOO. HE SAID ALL THIS ON TELEVISION MANY TIMES.>>AS YOU PRESENT THAT, I ASK, DOES IT PASS THE JIMMY KIMMEL TEST?
WITH A CHILD BORN WITH A CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE BE ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING HE WOULD NEED IN THAT FIRST YEAR OF LIFE? I WANT TO IT FAST JIMMY KIMMEL TEST.
>>SO LAST WEEK, BILL CASSIDY AND SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM PROPOSE AD NEW BILL AND IT DOES FAST JIMMY KIMMEL TEST. BUT A DIFFERENT TEST. WITH THIS ONE YOUR CHILD WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WILL GET THE CARE HE NEEDS HE IF AND FOND HIS FATHER IS JIMMY KIMMEL. OTHERWISE YOU MIGHT BE SCREWED. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO BILL CASSIDY BUT WHEN HE WAS ON THIS PUBLICITY TOUR, HE LISTED HIS DEMANDS FOR A HEALTH CARE BILL VERY CLEARLY. THESE WERE HIS WORDS. HE SAID HE WANTS COVERAGE FOR ALL.
NO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. LOWER PREMIUMS FOR LOWER MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND NO LIFETIME CAMS. GUESS WHAT, THE NEW BILL DOES NONE OF THOSE THINGS. COVERAGE FOR ALL? NO.
IN FACT IT WILL KICK ABOUT 30 MILLION AMERICANS OFF INSURANCE. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS? NO.
IF THE BILL PASSES, INDIVIDUAL STATES CAN LET INSURANCE COMPANIES CHARGE YOU MORE IF YOU HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION. YOU’LL FIND LITTLE LOOPHOLE LATER ON IN THE DOCUMENT. THEY CAN AND THEY WILL. WILL IT LOWER PREMIUMS? FOR MANY IT WILL RESULT IN HIGHER PREMIUMS. AS FAR AS NO LIFETIME CAPS GO, THE STATES CAN DECIDE ON THAT TOO WHICH MEANS MANY STATES WILL DO THAT. NOT ONLY DID IT FAIL THE JIMMY KIMMEL TEST, HE FAILED THE BILL CASSIDY TEST. HE FAILED HIS OWN TEST. THIS BILL IS WORSE THAN THE ONE THAT THANK GOD, REPUBLICANS LIKE SUSAN COLLINS AND LISA MURKOWSKI AND JOHN McCAIN TORPEDOED OVER THE SUMMER. AND I HOPE THEY HAVE THE GOOD SENSE TO DO THAT. THESE OTHER GUYS WHO CLAIM THEY WANT AMERICANS TO HAVE BETTER HEALTH CARE. EVEN THOUGH EIGHT YEARS AGO THEY DIDN’T WANT THEY WILL TO HAVE HEALTH CARE AT ALL. THEY’RE TRYING TO DO THIS WITHOUT AN NATURAL SFRIS THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET OFFICE. THEY DON’T EVEN WANT YOU TO SEE IT. THEY’RE HAVING ONE HEARING. I READ THE HEARINGS BEING HELD IN A HOMELAND COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRMAN AGREED TO ALLOW TWO WITNESSES.
BILL CASSIDY IS THAT LINDSEY GRAHAM TO SPEAK. HEALTH CARE IS COMPLICATED. IT IS BORING. I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. THE DETAILS ARE CONFUSING AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE RELYING ON. THEY’RE COUNTING ON YOU TO BE SO OVERWHELMED.
THAT YOU’LL COUNT THEY WILL TO TAKE CARE OF YOU AND WE’RE LOOKING AT OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS, LIKING THINGS, WHILE THEY’RE VOTING WHETHER PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN ALIVE. MOST OF THE CONGRESS PEOPLE WHO WILL VOTE THIS PROBABLY WON’T EVEN READ IT. THEY WANT TO US TREAT IT LIKE AN iTUNES SERVICE AGREEMENT. AND THIS GUY BILL CASSIDY LIED RIGHT TO MY FACE.>>>DO YOU BELIEVE EVERY AMERICAN REGARDLESS OF INCOME SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET REGULAR CHECK- CHECK-UPS, MATERNITY CARE, ALL OF THOSE THINGS PEOPLE NEED?>>YES, MA’AM.>>SO YEP WASHINGTON FOR NO.>>I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD GET INVOLVED IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS. MY AREA OF EXPERTISE IS EATING PIZZA AND THAT’S ABOUT IT. WE CAN’T LET THEY WILL DO IT TO OUR CHILDREN, OUR SENIOR CITIZENS, OUR VETERANS AND ANYTHING ELSE. BEFORE YOU POST A NASTY GRAM, I AM POLITICIZING MY SON’S HEALTH PROBLEMS BECAUSE I HAVE TO. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] MY FAMILY HAS HEALTH INSURANCE. WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS.
BUT OTHER PEOPLE DO. SO YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR DISGUSTING COMMENTS WHERE YOUR DOCTOR WON’T BE GIVING YOU A PROSTATE EXAM ONCE THEY TAKE YOUR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AWAY. SOMEHOW JAPAN, ENGLAND, CANADA, GERMANY, FRANCE, THEY ALL FIGURED OUT HEALTH CARE OUT. DON’T SAY THEY HAVE TERRIBLE HEALTH CARE. IT’S JUST NOT TRUE. HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE PORTIONS OPPOSE THIS GRAHAM/CASSIDY BILL. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION. CYSTIC FIBROSIS, THE ALS ASSOCIATION, THE MARCH OF DIMES, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY. ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER GIVEN MONEY TO THINKS THIS IS A BAD IDEA. DO YOU TRUST THEY WILL OR DO YOU TRUST HIM? OKAY. SO IF THIS BILL ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU, CALL YOUR CONGRESS PERSON. THAT’S THE NUMBER. TO GO YOUR CONGRESS PERSON, WHEREVER HE OR SHE IS. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS. YOU CAN’T JUST CLICK LIKE ON THIS VIDEO. TELL THEY WILL THE BILL DOESN’T PASS YOUR TEST. NOBODY OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUDDIES IN CONGRESS WANTS THIS BILL OFTEN 12% OF AMERICANS SUPPORTED THE LAST ONE AND THIS ONE IS WORSE.
RIGHT NOW THERE’S A BIPARTISAN GROOF OF SENATORS WORKING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WE HAVE. WE WANT QUALITY AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE. DOZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES FIGURED IT OUT. SO ENSTEAD OF JAMMING THIS HORRIBLE BILL DOWN OUR THROATS, GO PITCH IN AND BE A PART OF IT. I’M SURE THEY COULD USE A GUY WITH YOUR MEDICAL BACK GROUND. IF NOT, STOP USING MY NAME. I DON’T WANT MY NAME ON IT. THERE IS A NEW JIMMY KIMMEL TEST.
IT IS CALLED A LIE DETECTOR TEST.

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