“We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world,” said Kimmell. “But until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there’s a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition."
"If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make," he said as his voice broke. "If you're a Republican, a Democrat, or something else, we all agree on that, right?"
At the same time, this was still a late night monologue: there were jokes about his daughter, his band, and a reference to his long time Hollywood rival. ("Even that son of a bitch Matt Damon sent flowers," he quipped.)