WELL, HI, I'M JIMMY AND THIS IS BILLY

I WAS OUT LAST WEEK BECAUSE THIS GUY HAD HEART SURGERY BUT LOOK, HE'S FINE, EVERYBODY [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] HE MAY HAVE POOPED, BUT HE'S FINE I WANT TO THANK CHRIS PRATT AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS AND NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND MELISSA McCARTHY FOR FILLING IN FOR US LAST WEEK THEY EACH GAVE A FULL DAY OF THEIR BUSY LIVES TO GIVE ME TIME OFF AND I'M GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR DOING THAT

AND DADDY CRIES ON TV, BUT BILLY DOESN'T IT'S UNBELIEVABLE [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] AND WE ALSO WANT TO THANK THE VERY BRIGHT AND TALENTED DOCTORS AND NURSES AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOR — WHO TREATED BILLY, AND NOT JUST BILLY, BUT MANY KIDS WITH SO MUCH CARING AND COMPASSION CHILDREN FROM EVERY INCOME LEVEL WHOSE HEALTH IS ESPECIALLY THREATENED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF, IT'S CALLED CH

IP IT'S THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM IT COVERS AROUND 9 MILLION AMERICAN KIDS WHOSE PARENTS MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BUT DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO COVERAGE, AFFORDABLE COVERAGE THROUGH THEIR JOBS, WHICH MEANS IT ALMOST CERTAINLY COVERS CHILDREN YOU KNOW ABOUT ONE IN EIGHT CHILDREN ARE COVERED ONLY BY C

HIP IT'S NOT CONTROVERSIAL IT'S NOT A PARTISAN THING

THE LAST TIME FUNDING WAS AUTHORIZED WAS 2015 AND PASSED WITH A VOTE OF 392-7 IN THE HOUSE AND OVERWHELMINGLY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED IT UNTIL NOW NOW CHIP

HAS BECOME A BARGAINING CHIP IT'S AN THE BACK BURNER WHILE THEY WORK OUT THE NEW TAX PLANS CHILDREN OF PARENTS WITH CANCER, DIABETES AND HEART PROBLEMS ARE ABOUT TO GET LETTERS SAYING THEIR COVERAGE COULD BE CUT OFF NEXT MONTH MERRY CHRISTMAS, RIGHT? SO THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE CONGRESS, ABOUT 72 DAYS AGO, FAILED TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR CH

IP SINCE THE FIRST TIME IT WAS CREATED TWO DECADES AGO THIS IS LITERALLY A LIFE AND DEATH PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN KIDS IT'S ALWAYS HAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

BUT THIS YEAR THEY LET THE MONEY FOR IT EXPIRE WHILE THEY WORK ON GETTING TAX CUTS FOR THEIR BILLIONAIRE AND MILLIONAIRE DONORS IMAGINE GETTING THAT LETTER LITERALLY NOT KNOWING HOW YOU WILL AFFORD TO SAVE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE I'VE IN ENOUGH OF THIS I DON'T KNOW WHAT COULD BE MORE DISGUSTING THAN PUTTING A TAX CUT THAT MOSTLY GOES TO RICH PEOPLE AHEAD OF THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WHY HASN'T C

HIP BEEN FUNDED ALREADY? IF THESE WERE POTATO CHIPS THEY WERE TAKING AWAY FROM US, WE'D BE MARCHING ON WASHINGTON WITH SPEARS RIGHT NOW MAKE TWO PHONE DACALLS

JAM THE HOUSE AND SENATE PHONES TELL THEM TO TAKE A BREAK FROM TAX FUNDS AND FULLY FUND CHIP

IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AT THIS NUMBER LEAVE MESSAGES FOR BOTH OF THEM THEY NEED TO FUND CH

IP NOW AND FRIDAY IS THE DAY TO CHOOSE THE AFFORDABLE CARE PROGRAM DESPITE WHAT TRUMP SAYS, PEOPLE QUALIFY FOR A REDUCED RATE OR TOTALLY FREE PLANS

IF YOU DON'T HAVE HEALTH N, GO TO HEALTHCARECOM AND GET IT YOU HAVE TO DO IT BY DECEMBER 15th IF YOU DON'T DO IT, YOU'LL PAY A PENALTY OF AT LEAST $695 NEXT YEAR IF YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE RIGHT, BILLY, DO IT

BILLY IS DOING GREAT, BY THE WAY HE HAS ONE MORE SURGERY [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND THIS IS AMAZING HE HAD AN OPERATION A WEEK AGO THEY SAY HE'S PROBABLY ON TRACK TO WIN AT LEAST A BRONZE MEDAL IN THE OLYMPICS IN 2036

BY THE WAY, GUILLERMO, YOU WANT TO COME TAKE BILLY FROM ME? >> Guillermo: YES, SIR >> Jimmy: OKAY IT'S STARTING TO GET A LITTLE — AND CHANGE HIM, TOO, WHILE YOU'RE AT IT DON'T GET HIM UNDER THE ARMS REMEMBER, BACK TO FRONT

OKAY? ALL RIGHT THERE YOU GO LIKE TWO BABIES [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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