Late night extraordinaire; Jimmy Kimmel is at it again! In last night’s monologue, Kimmel got real about the GOP and Obamacare. After a week of star studded celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Pratt and Melissa McCarthy filling in as hosts of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel returned to the show with his son, Billy.
A recovered Billy joined his father on stage just days after his second open heart surgery.
“He may have pooped but he’s fine,” exclaimed a cheery Kimmel before getting down to business.
Kimmel urged fans to push their representatives to fight against the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare.
Kimmel also warned that Congress has failed to approve funding for CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), that helps families afford healthcare for their kids. Kimmel asked viewers to call both the House and Senate at (202) 225-3121 and let representatives know that they want CHIP fully funded.
“CHIP covers around 9 million American Kids whose parents make too much money to qualify for medicaid but don’t have access to affordable coverage through their jobs,” Said Kimmel.
About 1 in 8 children are covered only by CHIP.
It’s great to see so many late night hosts using their platforms to fight against this administration. If you haven’t heard about CHIP you can learn more about it here.
According to Kimmel, “about 2 million CHIP kids suffer from chronic conditions.”
Watch the heartfelt monologue below.