Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People 17-12-13

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People 17-12-13

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Late-night host holds son, pleads for better health care

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.

Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children's health coverage, a cause he has championed since his son Billy was born with a heart defect in April.

Billy needed surgery just after his birth and had a follow-up operation last week.

Kimmel kept up his ardent advocacy Monday night, urging Congress to restore the Children's Health Insurance Program, which since September has been left unfunded.

Kimmel said it's "disgusting" that Congress is putting tax cuts for millionaires ahead of the lives of children.

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