Jimmy Kimmel made an emotional plea for Obamacare during Monday's show, after revealing that his newborn son has a heart defect.
"He appeared to be a normal, healthy baby until about three hours after he was born," the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said as he described how a nurse discovered his son had a heart murmur.
"More doctors and nurses and equipment came in. It's a terrifying thing," Kimmel said through tears. "It was the longest three hours of my life."
Kimmel's son was diagnosed with a rare heart defect and had to have open-heart surgery.
"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," Kimmel said, defending Obamacare.
The comedian thanked Congress for bolstering National Institutes of Health funding by $2 billion after President Trump proposed more than $1 billion in budget cuts to the agency. He broke into tears again as he begged Americans to "stop with the nonsense" over healthcare.
"This isn't football. There are no teams," Kimmel said. "We are the team. It's the United States. Don't let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants."
"No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life. It just shouldn't happen. Not here."
House Republicans are working to pass a revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare after their failed bid last month to get a bill across the finish line.