Kimmel then explained how Cassidy came up with what the senator called the "Jimmy Kimmel Test," which according to the host was a test that said that "No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise because they can't afford it."
"He agreed to that," Kimmel said. "He said he would only support a healthcare bill that made sure a child like mine would get the health coverage he needs, no matter how much money his parents make."
Shortly after Cassidy's May 2017 appearance on Kimmel's show, Cassidy spoke to CNN about a separate healthcare bill he had just introduced, and had co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. Unlike the Graham-Cassidy bill, that bill would have avoided lifetime coverage limits, and extended protection to those with preexisting conditions.
This cannot sustain. The ugliness is far too much.