The one criticism that’s been leveled by supporters of the Cassidy-Graham bill against Jimmy Kimmel — because it’s the only criticism they can muster — is that he’s a comedian and not an expert on health care, so he’s out of his lane. In fact, after Kimmel called Brian Kilmeade a “phony little creep,” Kilmeade said basically the same thing: Kimmel doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and he has talked to the bill’s authors, Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, and why should we take Kimmel’s words over theirs?
Well, for one: Cassidy and Graham are lying about a number of points. To wit: They keep saying that the bill doesn’t take away coverage of preexisting conditions. Pence confirms the lie in this dodge:
Moreover, the experts agree with Jimmy Kimmel:
Yesterday, all 50 Medicaid directors came out against the Cassidy-Graham bill to repeal Obamacare. ALL 50. That’s like having 50 umpires review a replay and call a player out, while Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy continue to insist he’s safe. I have no idea why Lindsay Graham is so invested in the bill, so willing to lie about what’s in it, other than the fact that it has his name on it. In fact, three months ago, Lindsay Graham decried carve outs to the previous Obamacare repeal designed to win votes, and yet, the latest version of the Graham Cassidy bill has a carve out specifically for Alaska (and Montana), which basically allows Murkowski and Co. to keep Obamacare if she votes for this bill, which would repeal Obamacare it everywhere else.
Cassidy-Graham bill provision would exempt Alaska, Montana from a cap on Medicaid spending https://t.co/775CBE08HG— judy connorton (@judymull) September 22, 2017
Here’s what Graham said three months ago.
By why should Graham listen to himself? It’s not like he’s an expert, huh?
Anyway, here’s Kimmel vs. the Obamacare Repeal, Round III: