Jimmy Kimmel And Son Billy Want You To Call Your Senator About Health Care

"Daddy cries on TV, but Billy doesn't."

Jimmy Kimmel welcomed a very special guest on his show Monday night — his baby son Billy, who recently underwent his second heart surgery. Kimmel thanked his guest hosts for filling in while he was gone last week, and got emotional as he once again addressed the issue of health care.

This time, Kimmel chose to speak about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides affordable health care to 9 million children in the United States. Earlier this year, Congress let the program expire, which means children across the country could soon lose coverage.


"About 2 million CHIP kids have serious, chronic conditions," Kimmel shared, adding, "I've had enough of this." He asked viewers to "jam the House and Senate phones" to tell them to "take a break from tax cuts for a minute and fully fund CHIP immediately."

Kimmel also reminded viewers that this Friday is the last day to apply for affordable health coverage for 2018, before updating the audience about Billy's condition. The host shared that the 7-month-old is "doing great," and has one more surgery left. "They say he's probably on track to win at least a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2036," he joked.

Hear everything Kimmel had to say in the video below:

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