This week the whole leftist and establishment (but then I repeat myself) media was fawning over the teary and emotional endorsement of Obamacare by Jimmy Kimmel, who apparently is some sort of television personality.
Jimmy Kimmel delivered an impassioned monologue on Monday night detailing his newborn son’s recent open-heart surgery.
The heartstring-pulling speech, during which Kimmel teared up, detailed the harrowing experience for Kimmel and his family….
Kimmel, in the monologue, said his son’s story also had a lot to do with recent changes to the US healthcare system enacted by the Affordable Care Act.
Yeah I agree with this, if by “a lot to do with” the ACA we mean that Kimmel’s experience had “absolutely nothing to do with” the ACA.
A lot of spergs responded to Kimmel’s diatribe by using 700 words to point out the simple fact that Jimmy Kimmel’s family is not on Obamacare. He is a rich celebrity who can pay for the best health care in the world. His personal experience therefore tells us nothing about whether Obamacare is good public policy.
Other than possibly his maid or gardener, it’s a good bet that Jimmy Kimmel does not even know a single person on Obamacare. But he had a sick kid, so now he’s an expert, apparently.
This reminds me of the British Ruling Class, which constantly reminds the British Peons how the socialist National Health Service is the ‘envy of the world.’ And yet, the individuals in the Ruling Class never actually use the NHS; when they get sick, they pay for private care. Socialist healthcare for thee, private for me. Same with Jimmy Kimmel.
“If your baby is going to die, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” Kimmel said. “I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican, or a Democrat, or something else, we can all agree on.”
Right. But what does that have to do with Obamacare? Obamacare is just a form of insurance. A deathly ill baby needs treatment, not insurance. And the fact is that nobody who is sick is denied treatment because of their insurance status or ability to pay. That was true even before Obamacare. In fact, it has always been true.
Does Jimmy Kimmel really believe that hospitals, doctors, and nurses refuse treatment to sick babies and let them die because the baby’s insurance is not up to scratch? This is frankly a slanderous assertion.
“No parent should have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here,” Kimmel said.
Is Kimmel really suggesting there are parents out there who let their children die because of financial considerations? Parents that decide a $10,000 bill from the funeral home is preferable to a $150,000 bill from the hospital? GTFO. And anyway, that would be illegal. We have laws against parents denying their sick children medical attention, for whatever reason.
Nothing Jimmy Kimmel said made any goddam sense, but we’re supposed to take him seriously because, hey, his kid was sick and he got teary and emotional! So he must be sincere! But sincerity is overrated. Fools and knaves are often sincere. And emotion is generally the enemy of reason. If we’re going to have sound public policy in this country, we need to rely on reason, not emotion.
In closing, if Jimmy Kimmel really believes that Obamacare is so great, then he should sign his family up for it, and agree that his family will seek treatment only within the plan’s narrow network of healthcare providers. Kimmel should put his money where his mouth is. Put up, or shut up. Otherwise he’s just another out-of-touch elitist telling the little people what’s good for them.