Jimmy Kimmel rips critics of his call for greater children’s health care coverage

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel relayed a heart-wrenching story of his newborn son’s surgery, and called for America to make sure children have the healthcare they need. Of course, not everyone agreed with Jimmy, so he returned to his show Monday night to respond to critics.

“One week ago tonight I made an emotional speech that was seen by millions, and as a result of my powerful words on that night Republicans in Congress had second thoughts about repeal and replace,” Kimmel said. “They realized that what is right is right and I saved health insurance in the United States of America.” Wait, that’s not what happened, Jimmy realized. “I didn’t save it? They voted against it anyway? I really need to pay more attention to the news.”

Kimmel then gave a rundown of all the people who called him a “Hollywood elitist” out of touch with America. “My dream was to become an out of touch Hollywood elitist, and I guess it came true.”

“And I would like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care. It was insensitive, it was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”

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24 thoughts on “Jimmy Kimmel rips critics of his call for greater children’s health care coverage

  1. Thank you Jimmy for finding the one Republican Senator who hasn’t completely turned his heart to stone. Your beautiful son may save all our lives yet. Keep fighting not just for your son but for all of us affected by the horror that is our congress. My calls to congress will continue to be made in your sons name.

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