Jimmy Kimmel slams Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday went off on Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens MORE (La.), one of the architects of the latest GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, claiming the lawmaker lied about his intentions to pass affordable health care.

Kimmel’s comments came during an impassioned monologue directed at the senator, who said in the past that any ObamaCare replacement must be able pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test.”

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That phrase, which Cassidy himself coined, was a reference to a heartfelt plea Kimmel made in support of ObamaCare after learning his son had been born with a heart defect.

But on Tuesday Kimmel accused the senator of backpedaling, arguing the new repeal-and-replace bill being pushed by Cassidy and fellow GOP Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKim, Moon toss ball to Trump in ‘last, best chance’ for Korean peace GOP senator: Kavanaugh accuser 'moving the goalposts' Collins: Kavanaugh accuser should 'reconsider,' testify on Monday MORE (S.C.) neglected to fulfill any of the promises Cassidy had made in the past.

“Your child with the pre-existing condition will get the care he needs if — and only if — his father is Jimmy Kimmel. Otherwise, you might be screwed,” Kimmel said, drawing laughs from the audience.

He went on to say how Cassidy had in the past promised coverage for all, no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, lower premiums for middle-class families and no life-time caps.

“And guess what? The new bill does none of those things,” Kimmel said.

“Not only did Bill Cassidy fail the Jimmy Kimmel test, he failed the Bill Cassidy test. He failed his own test,” Kimmel added.

He went on to urge Republican Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGrassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal Collins 'appalled' by Trump tweet about Kavanaugh accuser Poll: More voters oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination than support it MORE (Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMurkowski says she’ll wait until Ford testifies before making decision on Kavanaugh Alaska gov, lieutenant gov come out against Kavanaugh The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh MORE (Alaska) and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump hits McCain on ObamaCare vote GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game Arizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ MORE (Ariz.) to prevent the passage of the Graham-Cassidy bill, just as they did with the previous GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“I hope they have the courage and good sense to do that again with this one,” Kimmel said.