Posted on 9/23/2017, 1:42:50 AM by Oshkalaboomboom
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has taken to scaremongering, with well-worn Democratic Party talking points regarding health-insurance policy. Between yuks, he occasionally accuses Republicans of being would-be baby killers, which is treated as an important political development because, well, Jimmy Kimmel is famous.
This week, the comedian was back to explain why the new Graham-Cassidy Republican “repeal” bill is bad news. There were only two things wrong: Almost everything he said was either completely untrue or highly misleading, and his simplistic emotional appeal was completely disconnected from the real world.
The comedian’s interest in policy was sparked by the harrowing experience of having a newborn son who suffered from a rare health condition. Thankfully, his boy is OK.
“If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” said an emotional Kimmel in May. “I think that’s something that, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?”
Yes, everyone agrees. As far as I know, there isn’t a single politician in America who has ever supported allowing babies to die because they are born with birth defects, even if the parents can’t pay. Not pre-ObamaCare, and not post-ObamaCare.
In any event, after Kimmel’s May rant, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy showed up on his show to explain his position. These types of culture encounters shouldn’t be dismissed, because the fact is most viewers are unaware of specific policies and have a notional understanding that’s prejudiced by the establishment media’s coverage.
Cassidy came up with something he called the “Jimmy Kimmel Test”: No “family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can’t afford it.”
Kimmel claims the new bill doesn’t meet this threshold.
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