“Now look, I don’t want to turn this into a Kanye and Taylor Swift type situation, but when Sen. Cassidy was on my show in May, he told me that he believed that every American family regardless of income should be able to get quality health care,” Kimmel continued. “And I belie -ved he was sincere. Sadly, the bill he unveiled last week with Sen. Lindsey Graham indicates that he was not sincere. It is, by many accounts, the worst health care bill yet.”


It’s difficult to pull just one soundbite from Jimmy Kimmel‘s explosive takedown of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and those hawking it, because the late-night host had choice words for Senator Bill Cassidy (the bill’s co-sponsor), Fox News’ Bill Kilmeade, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and President Donald Trump.

“So last night on our show, a senator from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy, I took him to task for promising to my face that he would oppose any health care plan that allowed insurance companies to turn people with pre-existing conditions away, and any health care plan that had an annual or lifetime cap on how much they would pay out for medical care,” Kimmel began on his show Wednesday night. “He said anything he supported would have to pass what he named ‘The Jimmy Kimmel Test,’ which was fine, it was good, but unfortunately — and puzzlingly — he proposed a bill that would allow states to do all the things he said he would not let them do. He made a total about-face, which means that he either doesn’t understand his own bill or he lied to me. It’s as simple as that.”

Cassidy went on CNN Wednesday morning and said of Kimmel’s initial remarks, “I’m sorry he does not understand [the bill].” What ensued was Kimmel’s epic rebuttal.

Click to continue reading. By Erin Jensen, USA TODAY Sep 21, 2017

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