JOINED BY HIS SON BILLY, AN EMOTIONAL JIMMY KIMMEL MAKES THE CASE FOR CHIP – Joe Walsh

JOINED BY HIS SON BILLY, AN EMOTIONAL JIMMY KIMMEL MAKES THE CASE FOR CHIP

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From USA Today.

Jimmy Kimmel takes another shot at health care on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Monday night, and this time, brought his 4 month old son to join him.

His son, Billy, was born in April with a serious heart defect, and Jimmy uses his situation as an example of why CHIP should be funded.

“Now CHIP has become a bargaining chip,” Kimmel said of the program that helps cover children whose parents’ incomes are too high for Medicaid. “It’s on the back burner while they work out the new tax plans.”

“Why hasn’t CHIP been funded already?” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host asked. “If these were potato chips they were taking away from us, we would be marching on Washington with pitchforks and spears right now.”

Joe Walsh, former Congressman and now right-wing talk show host, tweeted about Jimmy Kimmel’s words, saying “After taking weeks off from being “America’s Conscience” while his celebrity pals get slammed for sexual harassment, Jimmy Kimmel is back & again using his son as a political prop. This time he’s using Billy to spread lies about CHIP funding, which has passed the House.”

Joe Walsh later tweeted a second time, saying “Dear Jimmy Kimmel: I’m glad to see your son Billy is doing well. But please, stop using him as a political prop to push your political agenda with talking points given to you by Democrats. It’s getting really old and tiresome.”

Read the full article on USA Today.

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