Yes, Jimmy Kimmel’s speech was moving. Yes, we all wish his family the best. No, we aren’t responsible to pay for anyone else’s medical expenses!
— CNN (@CNN) May 3, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Monday night to get both personal and political. The late night host got emotional as he revealed that his son William John Kimmel was born on April 21 with a serious heart issue. Those emotions then spilled into thoughts he offered about the importance of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and his feelings on health care policy.
Kimmel said a sonogram of the heart revealed the baby had been born with a heart condition in which a pulmonary valve was completely blocked and there was a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart.
He urged Americans to come together and hold elected officials accountable for their decisions on health care, which he said is not a partisan issue. “If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” he said. “I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?”
Nobody has the right to steal from you and spend your money on themselves or anyone else. That is exactly what this is. Someone (the government) is taking your money and spending it on someone else’s problems. The government has no business being in the health care industry.
No, you aren’t entitled to free health care. Health care services are the product of someone else’s labor. Doctors, nurses and other members of a hospital staff deserve to be compensated for their time and effort just like the rest of us do for whatever job we do.
Sorry Mr. Kimmel. Just because you got put on this planet doesn’t make other people responsible to keep you here.