In a monologue he delivered on Thursday, Kimmel urged his viewers to take a second and take into consideration well being care after they solid their poll this 12 months. The 52-year-old “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host proceeded by introducing a video created by his spouse, Molly McNearney, which chronicled the well being journey of their son Billy – who was born with a pre-existing situation.
“Three years ago I delivered a baby boy, Billy. Three hours later, this brilliant nurse noticed something was wrong. One hour later, our baby boy was in the NICU. Billy was born with Tetralogy of Fallot/VSD (congenital heart defects),” the video reads alongside an intimate slideshow of movies and images that present what the Kimmel and McNearney household went by at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California.
Billy has undergone three coronary heart surgical procedures on the Kids’s Hospital Los Angeles and has been taken to greater than 60 physician appointments, the video explains.
“Before Obamacare, health insurance companies were able to refuse coverage for those with pre-existing conditions,” the video continues. “Families go broke trying to keep their loved ones alive. People die because they cannot afford to live.”
The video goes on to say that sufferers with pre-existing situations can get protection beneath the Inexpensive Care Act and means that President Donald Trump is not going to defend these sufferers, though he has gone on the file to say that he’ll lengthen safety if the well being care act is repealed.
Because the video continues, it highlights 17 senators who allegedly “voted to gut protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.”
“Moms don’t forget. Please VOTE,” the display screen says earlier than clips of 3-year-old Billy play, who seems to be in higher form and comfortable.
The emotional video concludes with a message that Billy is being taught to “fight for less fortunate kids” and that “American take care of one another.”