Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash. second from right accompanied by from left Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. left Sen. Chris Murphy D-Conn. and Sen. Ron Wyden D-Ore. speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday

Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash. second from right accompanied by from left Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. left Sen. Chris Murphy D-Conn. and Sen. Ron Wyden D-Ore. speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday

Kimmel then addressed some criticism against him, including a New York Post articled headlined, "Jimmy Kimmel's obscene lies about kids and medical care", (by former Seattle Times opinion writer Michelle Malkin) and a Washington Times article titled "Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep".

"When I was a kid, we had to drink the powdered milk because we couldn't afford the liquid", Kimmel said.

"And I'd like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care", Kimmel said. To further the conversation, he noted that one of his guests would be Bill Cassidy, a Republican senator from Louisiana who last week tweeted that there should be a "Kimmel Test" for any healthcare bill past. "I think that's something, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that".

Invited to appear by live remote by host Kimmel, Cassidy pushed for a more generous healthcare plan that helps all Americans and brought up President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

Jimmy Kimmel returned to his late-night TV show Monday a week after an emotional monologue about his newborn son's heart condition and surgery.

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However, Pruitt's chief of staff told the Washington Post that he thinks the fired members' reactions were out of line. That money typically covers travel and other expenses for outside experts who attend the board's public meetings.

Jimmy defended Obamacare and said he witnessed parents in hospital making the agonizing decision whether they could afford to save their baby's life.

Kimmel's hope is that now that the health care bill passed by House Republicans moves to the Senate, common sense will prevail. "So many people made donations to CHLA and my wife and I are very grateful", Kimmel said.

"I won't have to pay a Medicare surtax - that's 2.3 percent", Kimmel continued.

Kimmel also highlighted a highly criticized comment made by Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, last week at a town hall. "Don't give a huge tax cut to millionaires like me, and instead leave it how it is".

Senator Cassidy replied, "You're right, Jimmy". "But there were also some not-so-nice things that people said online about me, including members of the media". "There were a lot", Kimmel said, "so you may get those at Christmas time". During his monologue, Kimmel asked all politicians of all parties to come together to ensure healthcare for all Americans, especially those who have pre-existing conditions. Susan Collins, introduced a separate healthcare bill that proposes to keep numerous Affordable Care Act's protections in place, including those for people with preexisting conditions and eliminations of lifetime caps on insurance plans.

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