When explained well, suddenly alternatives to Obamacare look pretty appealing. Republicans trying to push forward with health care reform should take a note from Sen. Cassidy’s book.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel returned to his show on Monday night a week after a short hiatus to be with family after his newborn son recovers from a congenital heart defect. Before his break, he made a plea to Capitol Hill to not repeal Obamacare and leave millions of people without health insurance.
The House voted to repeal and replace Obamacare in a 217-213 vote on Thursday, and Kimmel was shocked to find out that his emotional monologue did nothing to move the needle in Washington.
Instead, however, Kimmel invited Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who not only is a practicing physician, but also proposed that the Senate create a health care bill that passes the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” Before the interview was over, Cassidy was interrupted by applause multiple times — showing Republicans can appeal to late night audiences with the right message.
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