The trio of co-hosts from Trump's most trusted news program took aim at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel for "ripping into" Sen. Cassidy horrible health plan Tuesday night on his program.
Kimmel told his audience that Sen. "Bill Cassidy lied to my face" about how a good health plan should cover.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade set the stage by saying that September 30th is the deadline to get something done on healthcare and calling Graham and Cassidy, "well-respected and moderate on some issues." They just want to block grant the money earmarked for Obamacare to the states "in a more equitable way."
They really want to punish Blue states for expanding Medicaid and give the money to Red states to balance their budgets. Republican governors cut taxes instead of expanding Medicaid, and they need the block grant to bail them out. This is a giveaway to Republican states, no doubt about it.
Kilmeade said "there is money for pre-existing conditions in this plan," but that's only if the state spends the block grant on health care and decides cancer patients shouldn't pay more. They are given "flexibility" to discriminate. Fox and Friends is just. plain. lying. again.
"But that didn't stop Jimmy Kimmel for ripping into this plan last night, " Kilmeade whined.
He explained what the "Jimmy Kimmel" test is and then played video of Kimmel's complaints against Cassidy's bill.
Doocy recapped how Kimmel said Cassidy had been on the program and said, "He seemed like a very nice guy but he apparently lied to us and next time he comes back I'm going to wire him up to a lie detector."
Ainsley then chimed in, "Obamacare is not working and it's going to implode and then people are not going to have healthcare so they have to do something to fix it. Maybe we need to go through it with a fine tooth comb."
I'd say that was a very good idea, Ainsley, but we know you never will. And the F&F cohorts never mentioned how almost every major medical association has vehemently panned the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Kilmeade defended the horrendous bill, "There is money for preexisting conditions in all 50 states and a lot of the poorer states are going to be getting more money."
Earhardt then shockingly said, "Is this happening? Are kids that are born with a health condition, I mean a heart problem. Are they being turned away for surgery? Are we letting them die in our hospitals? I wouldn't imagine that is the case."
Doocy said, "No."
Ainsley, "If I'm wrong, please send me an email, but I can't imagine that being the case."
Ainsley, Ainsley, Ainsley. Please do a little research. A hospital may save that child, but that family would be devastated by the medical costs and may never recover.
As one of our C&L contributor's mentioned in an email, "It's probably fairer to say every hospital, save for charitable hospitals, would turn them away if they didn't have insurance. The shareholders/board aren't going to stay in business long doling out possible million dollar health care for free. That's the shitty truth of this fucked up system."
The healthcare debate is much more than a child being born in distress and Cassidy's bill is a major failure after the promises he made to Jimmy Kimmel's face.