Jimmy Kimmel shared a very personal and touching story about his newborn and the first few hours he spent on earth after birth. His son, Billy, was born with a heart disease and Jimmy went through the emotional details of a life saving operation that saved his newborn’s life.
During the tearful explanation, Mr. Kimmel referenced the ongoing Republican’s effort to repeal Obamacare and the fact that pre-existing conditions like that of his son, could mean his son ends up getting no healthcare under the Republican’s plan. It was a heart touching story as the comedian’s voice trembled, tears flowing down his face. But Kimmel still kept his audience laughing.
The story caused former president, Barack Obama to tweet a message to Kimmel, saying, “Well said, Jimmy. That’s exactly why we fought so hard for the ACA, and why we need to protect it for kids like Billy. And congratulations!”