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27 Jun 2017 03:10 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Jimmy Kimmel and Sen. Bill Cassidy (Image Source: Screenshot)

When Jimmy Kimmel became a father for the fourth time a few months back, he perhaps unintentionally became a spokesperson against "Trumpcare."

Now he's asking for that plan to be put to the "Jimmy Kimmel Test" before it's passed.

The late-night host and his second wife, Molly McNearney, had their second child together, Billy, on April 17. He was born with a rare congenital heart defect and went in for surgery at just a few days old.

When Kimmel discussed his newborn son's condition on Jimmy Kimmel Live! it turned into a plea for better health care, specifically for children, realizing that some parents in his position, without good insurance, wouldn't have been able to have that life-saving surgery.

"If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make ... whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?" he asked his audience that night.

 "Let's stop with this nonsense. This isn't football," he continued. "There are no teams. We are the team. It's the United States. Don't let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants."

Through tears, Kimmel added, "No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life. It just shouldn't happen. Not here."

In an interview on CNN shortly after, Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, also a doctor, discussed the healthcare plan: "I ask, 'Does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test?' Would the child born with a congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life, even if they go over a certain amount? I want to make sure folks get the care they need."

The Senator then appeared on Kimmel's show himself to discuss the plan, the problems with the plan, and what they're trying to achieve with it. The host laid out for the first time what the "Jimmy Kimmel Test" should be: "No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it."

Cassidy on Sunday made another appearance on TV to talk about the Senate's version of Trumpcare which is facing a vote.

"Right now I am undecided," he said on Face the Nation, noting there "are things in this bill that adversely affect my state, that are peculiar to my state. A couple of the things I am concerned about, but if those can be addressed, I will [vote for the bill]. And if they can't be addressed, I won't."

He was also quoted in the Washington Post as saying this version of the plan "begins to address the Jimmy Kimmel Test."

The late-night host sent a reminder to Cassidy on Twitter: "Reminder for Sen @BillCassidy: Kimmel test is 'No family should be denied medical care, emerg or otherwise, because they can't afford it."

He also retweeted a message from Child Health USA: "Sen. @BillCassidy: Healthcare Bill Passes 'Jimmy Kimmel Test.' Sadly, it doesn't. Not for kids. Not even close."

But he wasn't done. Kimmel also retweeted Jake Tapper's post who tweeted Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price's appearance on CNN who refused to say if the health bill would cut his taxes.

The Senate is looking toward a vote on the healthcare bill before the July 4 break.

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