Jimmy Kimmel Uses Video Of Son’s Heart Surgery To Show What’s Really At Stake This Election

Lee Moran
·Reporter, HuffPost
·1 min read

Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday aired a video detailing his young son Billy’s multiple heart surgeries to highlight what’s really at stake in the 2020 election — health care.

Kimmel noted that his son, born in 2017 with congenital heart defects, has a preexisting condition. But President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers are seeking to remove the coverage of preexisting conditions from health insurance, despite a consensus among many Americans that it should be included, noted the comedian.

The video produced by Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney documents Billy’s journey from receiving emergency open-heart surgery when he was just 3 days old to the happy and energetic little boy that he is now.

It ends with a message to voters:

“Americans take care of one another. Vote with your heart.”

Check out the video here:

And watch the rest of Kimmel’s monologue ― including his analysis of the final presidential debate and a supercut that contrasts Trump’s rallies with one hosted by former President Barack Obama ― here:


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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.