Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Jimmy Kimmel attacks Bill Cassidy over healthcare bill

Jimmy Kimmel attacks Bill Cassidy over healthcare bill

Jimmy Kimmel called out Senator Bill Cassidy in a scathing monologue Tuesday, criticizing the politician for crafting and pushing a health care bill that does not ensure the kind of protections he previously promised during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

On Tuesday night, Kimmel said Cassidy "lied right to my face". Kennedy says he plans to vote for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's measure but it can be better.

The program has gained the support of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who McCain looked to for guidance on how to vote for a different Obamacare repeal bill back in July.

Senator Bill Cassidy, co-sponsor of the new bill, told Kimmel in May that he'd only support legislation that would ensure a child such as Kimmel's would have health coverage.

In addition, 10 governors from both parties asked congressional leaders in a letter to reject the GOP bill and instead seek bipartisan legislation making health care more affordable.

Sen. Angus King said Wednesday that the Senate is "flying blind" on the Cassidy-Graham Obamacare repeal effort without a budget office score. "Money direct to States!" "But they're not taking care of you", Kimmel said.

It would also allow states to forgo some of the key mandates of Obamacare, like caps on premiums paid by people with chronic illnesses.

A bipartisan group of governors has declared their opposition to a Republican healthcare bill aimed at replacing Obamacare. The window to pass it with a simple majority under Senate rules expires on September 30; Republicans have 52 members in the chamber.

"Before you post a nasty Facebook post saying I'm politicizing my son's health problems, I want you to know - I am politicizing my son's health problems, because I have to", he said.

This new data comes just a week after Sanders, supported by 16 Senate Democrats, introduced a bill that would guarantee healthcare for all Americans by expanding the Medicare program to every USA resident.

Baker was asked about the Graham-Cassidy bill (before it gained such recent momentum) when he testified before the Senate in Washington, D.C., earlier this month on ways to stabilize insurance rates. The Republicans, who hold a 52 majority, can afford to lose two votes as Vice President Mike Pence is able to supply a tie-breaking vote.

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