Kimmel's monologue is his second on health care reform, and comes amidst a push among Senate Republicans for a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the newest iteration of legislation to repeal Obamacare composed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. The proposed legislation would repeal the individual mandate that requires consumers to purchase health insurance and provide states with decade-long block spending for health care. The Senators need 50 votes for the bill to pass, but only have until September 30th to get them.
"Healthcare is complicated, it's boring I don't want to talk about it the details are confusing, and that's what these guys are relying on," Kimmel said. "We are all just looking at our Instagram accounts liking things, when they are voting on whether people can afford to keep their children alive or not."
"We can't let them do this to our children, our senior citizens, our veterans, or to any of us," he added.
More at the article: http://time.com/4949096/jimmy-kimmel-health-care-obamacare/?xid=homepage
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlibbx5sx0
I hope to see more and more high profile voices continue to call out the dishonest nature of the Republican Party. I want this stuff shouted from the hilltops.
I've always found it so surreal and disheartening that political discourse in this country isn't about differing viewpoints... but rather a battle between facts and deception. Can't help but daydream about some magical solution to finally "open everyone's eyes" (as cliche as that sentiment is)
EDIT: To make your voice heard in opposition to this bill you can call: 202-224-3121