Watch Jimmy Kimmel Share What The Affordable Care Act Means To His Family After His Infant Son's Open-Heart Surgery
'It was an enormous team effort, it really was.'
"We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there was a good chance you'd never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition -- you were born with a pre-existing condition. And if your parents didn't have medical insurance, you might not even live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? I mean, we do." Not necessarily -- some shitheads have insane ideas about who deserves to pay reasonable prices for health insurance. But fuck yeah, Jimmy Kimmel, and fuck yeah, universal health care.