Bill Maher sets Jimmy Kimmel straight on healthcare debate

Real Time host, Bill Maher, reacted to a Jimmy Kimmel monologue about Obamacare.
By Alex Bourque | May 06, 2017
Real Time host, Bill Maher, reacted to a Jimmy Kimmel monologue about Obamacare.

On Monday, Kimmel, on his late night show, spoke tearfully as he revealed to his public that his newborn son had gone through a heart operation days after his birth. Kimmel took the opportunity to plead for Obamacare, which Republican leadership has been trying to repeal, to remain in place.

"If your baby's going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make I think that's something whether you're a Republicanor Democratwe all agree on," reasoned Kimmel. "We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there's a good chance you'd never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition.

"Unfortunately that's not true, and that needs to be said," responded Maher. "That's not true. One side wants to tax rich people so that babies don't have to die, and one side is mostly against that, and this lets Republicans off the hook. Let's not f around with this. We are not on the same page with this. This is not a squabble where it's just about two sides."

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