Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back At Senator Bill Cassidy, Health Care Bill

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Cassidy responded with a statement describing a mother and father whose child will have insurance because of the bill, and argued some people who can not now afford plans would be able to under the bill. But there's a catch.

States could obtain federal waivers allowing them to modify insurance market safeguards for consumers.

The potential result: unaffordable premiums for those in poor health.

Flake told CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday that he would vote for the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would get a vote on the Senate floor next week. It does! A great Bill. It's not Barack Obama or Bernie Sanders.

Cassidy and Graham are using "extremely misleading numbers and arguments", analysts with the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Monday in a conference call with reporters. On top of that, it prohibits insurers from charging more on account of medical conditions.

"It explicitly says states can wave that federal requirement and charge people more on their health status when they first buy the coverage, and also when they renew the coverage", Pollitz said. That would allow insurers to offer lower-premium plans to healthier customers.

Despite the reservations of some Republicans about Graham-Cassidy-which would, in essence, involve a shift of funding and decision-making to states-some on the right attacked Kimmel's performance on Tuesday night, depicting it as typical grandstanding by a Hollywood liberal. "He's not heard from me, because we've not spoken".

Munger is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which is among the major doctors' groups opposing the GOP legislation. Lindsey Graham of SC and Louisiana's Cassidy, point out that the legislative text says states seeking federal waivers must explain how they will "maintain access to adequate and affordable health insurance coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions". She said there is nothing binding states to their descriptions that must be included relaying intentions to maintain access to adequate and affordable health insurance coverage for people with preexisting conditions. The bill is intentionally constructed to force states to drop this protection.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has become one of the most honest voices when it comes to the ongoing health care discussion.

Kimmel, who back in May revealed his newborn son needed open heart surgery and will require ongoing medical care, accused Cassidy of lying about the promises in the bill, especially related to pre-existing conditions. They agreed the test would mean no lifetime caps, Kimmel said.

"After the clip played, Kimmel slammed Cassidy with the joke, "'Yep" is Washington for "Nope.'" Kimmel ended his monologue saying that he had a new test for Cassidy, "It's called a lie detector test", adding, "You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it anytime".

Kimmel addressed health care on his show in May, when he revealed that his infant son had been born with a congenital heart disease and called on lawmakers to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions could obtain affordable health insurance. "Is that possible?" Kimmel said.

Kimmel's critique goes to the core of the issue. The drama might, in an alternate universe, have ended there - but Cassidy instead chose to respond to Kimmel via CNN the following day, saying, "I'm sorry he does not understand".

Nonetheless, Laszewski says Republicans have created a problem for their legislation.

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