LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him.
Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” a phrase coined by Cassidy.
The late-night host announced in May that his baby son had surgery for a birth defect and argued that all American families should be able to get life-saving medical care.
Cassidy told the host on his show that allowing insurers to cap the amount spent on an individual’s health care was unnecessary.
Cassidy’s spokesman didn’t immediately return a request for comment Wednesday from The Associated Press.