Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night offered a heartfelt story about his newborn's birth and health complications. He took the opportunity to point to the ongoing health care debate.
"If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that if you're a Republican, Democrat, or something else we all agree on that right?" he said in his tearful monologue.
This comes after the House last week tried to rally votes around a second health care bill that, according to health care experts, "could effectively make coverage completely unaffordable to people with preexisting conditions."
"Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you'd never be able to get health insurance because you had a preexisting condition," Kimmel said. "... And if your parents didn't have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a preexisting condition."