Jimmy Kimmel reveals the heartlessness of healthcare in America | Arwa Mahdawi

The late night host’s emotional appeal about his son’s heart condition – which urged Americans to support Obamacare – struck a raw nerve

I don’t know why everyone in America is so obsessed with health care reform and why it causes endless debate. It seems obvious that there is a very simple and very fair solution to this endless reform rigmarole: let poor people die.

This may sound sort of harsh, but bear with me. I didn’t arrive at this conclusion without a rigorous analysis of the facts and a long, hard look at cold, hard reality. And it’s this sort of objective thinking that’s really needed when it comes to healthcare reform. The one thing we must be careful not to do is get emotional about things like life and death to push a political agenda.

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