Kimmel brings son on show in health care plea

"Live" host Jimmy Kimmel did his opening monologue with 7-month-old son Billy in his arms after taking a weeklong hiatus for the boy's heart surgery.
2:05 | 12/12/17

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Transcript for Kimmel brings son on show in health care plea
We move on to that powerful moment on Jimmy Kimmel last night. You saw him walk out with his little boy Billy just off his second heart surgery last week and he made a passionate plea to congress to pass health care for all children in need. Hi, I'm Jimmy. This is Billy. I was out last week because this guy had heart surgery. But, look, he's fine, everybody. He may have pooped but 'fine. Daddy cries on TV but Billy doesn't. It's unbelievable. And we also want to thank the very bright and talented doctors and nurses at children's hospital for -- who treated Billy and not just Billy, many kids with so much caring and compassion, children from every income level whose health is especially threatened because of C.H.I.P., C.H.I.P. Is the children's health insurance program. It covers around -- it covers around 9 million American kids whose parents make too much money to qualify for medicaid but don't have access to coverage, affordable coverage through their jobs and almost certainly covers children you know so once again I'm asking, you, Billy is asking you to make two phone call, jam the house and senate phones, tonight, tomorrow, as long as it takes and tell them to fully fund C.H.I.P. Immediately. Guillermo, want to take Billy? And change him too while you're at it and, remember -- no, don't get him under the arms. Remember, back to front, okay? Okay. All right. Thank you. All right. There you go. Like two babies. You know, this children's health insurance program has never ever been controversial. Bipartisan passed by Republicans and Democrats year after year after year but it's gotten held up by all hese controversies in congress now and important to have those phone calls made. Jimmy and Molly have faced criticism for being so outspoken but say if they can save one child's life it is totally worth it. And this program does it. To rob with the snow and

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