In 45 Seconds, Jimmy Kimmel Perfectly Dramatized Republicans' Threat to Shut Down the Government, and It's Kind of Sad
Jimmy Kimmel once again brought the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to the public's attention––this time during a segment of "Barista Theatre" while hosting his late night show. CHIP, a program which covers about 9 million children whose parents usually earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private health insurance, has been jeopardized ever since Congress failed to secure funding in October.
"Funding for CHIP should have never been allowed to run out in the first place,” Kimmel said during a monologue last night. “This is a program that is supported overwhelmingly by both parties, Republicans and Democrats, and all [House Speaker] Paul Ryan and [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell had to do was put it up for a vote, it would’ve been a done deal. But they decided to use it as a bargaining tool instead.”