If only former President Obama had a late night comedian help him with Obamacare, there might be no need to change it.
But alas it is the Republicans, who are fighting to fix the disaster of a healthcare law, who have the benefit of the “Kimmel test.”
“No family should be denied medical care, (emergency) or otherwise because they can’t afford it,” he wrote on Twitter to Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, who first used the term “Kimmel test.”
Reminder for Sen @BillCassidy: Kimmel test is “No family should be denied medical care, emerg or otherwise, because they can’t afford it”
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 25, 2017
But that’s not the same “Kimmel test” that Cassidy described during an interview on CNN in May.
“I ask, ‘Does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test?’” Cassidy said. “Would the child born with a congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life, even if they go over a certain amount? I want to make sure folks get the care they need.”
The reference was to the late night host who first got involved in the healthcare debate last month when he shared the story of his newborn son’s medical emergency.
On CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Cassidy said he was “undecided” on how he’d vote for the Senate’s latest healthcare bill.
Kimmel’s heart might be in the right place, but many on social media but not everyone appreciated it.
No one is. Charity, financial assistance,and the like, are all available in any hospital.
— gokells21 (@gokells21) June 25, 2017
And what slaves do you want to work to pay for that free medical care? TBR, you are an advocate for slavery.
— Informing Christians (@DebraJMSmith) June 26, 2017
— Jacob Lewis (@jacoblewis236) June 25, 2017
I remember the bad all days before 2010 when I use to have to avoid stepping on all the dead and sick ppl on the sidewalks ?
— Peter McConeghy (@petersthoughts) June 25, 2017
No one is turned away. You and all Hollywood elites are welcome to pick up anyone’s tab you care to pay.
— Texan (@TXLEOS) June 26, 2017
Jimmy, no family will be denied or unable to afford as soon as we get rid of obummercare.
— Andrew Lashua (@sgtmaj1958) June 26, 2017
How about a “celebrity” tax to pay for it. Hollywood celebrities pay for everyone else’s healthcare.
— Ajdx4 (@Ajdx4Sdesq) June 26, 2017
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