This is hypocritical and outrageous, folks.
Late night liberal Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to healthcare reform.
He has been basing Republican senators, especially Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for supposedly violating the “Kimmel Test” with his reform bill proposal.
Like the Americans care about the “Kimmel Test.”
With all sympathy and due respect to his son and his surgery, who died and made Kimmel the moral authority on healthcare issues.
Jimmy Kimmel does not have any moral authority on healthcare.
He baselessly attacks Republican attempts at fixing the system and leads with his emotions and does not objectively asses the benefits and weight them against the risks.
The truth is that Obamacare will implode, it is unsustainable, and something needs to be done.
According to the Daily Wire:
On Tuesday evening, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel spoke from the heart once again about Obamacare. Citing his baby son’s experience with open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Kimmel tore into Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who appeared on Kimmel’s show months ago and vowed not to flunk the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” What was the Kimmel test? According to Cassidy: “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?”
Cassidy insists that the new bill he’s pushing with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doesn’t violate that test – he’s saying that the bill mandates that states certify that they provide “adequate and affordable care” in order to waive certain essential health benefits mandated by Obamacare. But the test itself was fatally flawed from the first: it assumes that the government is the best venue for addressing these concerns. It isn’t. Medicaid coverage, which expanded dramatically under Obamacare, does not guarantee that a baby will get everything the baby needs in the first year of life – supplemental charity at hospitals like Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where Kimmel’s son received his surgery, does. In fact, many patients at CHLA are illegal immigrants, who aren’t covered by Medicaid at all. The big question isn’t government-sponsored coverage, but bringing down the prices of health care and health insurance through competition.
In fact, President Obama’s signature health plan doesn’t pass the Kimmel Test either, as even Vox.com acknowledges.
That’s Cassidy’s mistake for buying into the Leftist model of health care provision.
But Kimmel didn’t stop there. Instead, he invoked his son’s health situation to suggest socialized medicine as a solution. He explained:
I am politicizing my son’s health problems, because I have to … somehow Japan and England and Canada and Germany, France, they all figured health care out, and don’t say they have terrible health care, because it’s just not true.
But Kimmel’s argument is absurd on every level.
It’s absurd on a logical level: having a child with a heart condition doesn’t make you an expert on health care anymore than it makes you an expert on heart surgery. I should know – as I’ve said before (and only in response to Kimmel’s invocation of his own son), my daughter received open heart surgery at a year-and-a-half old at CHLA, at the hands of the same magnificent doctor Kimmel used. So by this logic, my opinion should be treated with precisely the same kind of moral weight Kimmel’s is. But I don’t think that the fact that my daughter had her heart fixed at CHLA is what grants me credibility to talk about health care. Reading health care law does. Studying health insurance schemes does. Speaking with my wife, who works inside that health care system as a doctor (including at CHLA from time to time) and thus knows the system from the inside, does.
So Kimmel thinks he is advocating for children’s health and using his own son as an example?
He is politicizing his son’s birth defect.
That is just wrong.
He is not the moral authority on healthcare, and has none.
I saw the show and, totally missed Jimmy Kimmel’s suggestion on how to pay for unlimited healthcare for all. One thing I’m sure of is that he did not say he would happily toss 50% of his income into the fund.
That’s when the mediocre comedy comes to a screeching halt.
Stop getting into politics, Hollywood.
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Source: Daily Wire