Jimmy Kimmel was right back in May when he spoke out against Republican efforts to pass Trumpcare, and he’s right again in calling for a bipartisan solution to fund CHIP -- “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.”
Countless children across this country suffer from pre-existing conditions like Kimmel’s son Billy, which essentially guarantees that their families will be faced with costly medical bills. And without insurance, millions of American families who aren’t wealthy or famous will be forced to make tough decisions about their finances in order to pay for their children’s health care. This is a reality for so many families, and I believe, we have a responsibility to make sure that parents are never forced to choose between putting food on the table and paying their child’s medical bills.
This is why we need to be working together on a long-term solution to funding CHIP. Making sure kids can stay healthy and get the medications and procedures they need shouldn’t be a partisan debate. Let’s do the right thing and renew CHIP right now.