Jimmy Kim­mel

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Fa­mous US tele­vi­sion host Jimmy Kim­mel has tear­fully told of his new­born son’s ill­ness and brush with death last month. At the end of his story he made a plea for peo­ple to sup­port the Af­ford­able Care Act, also known as Oba­macare. He said: «No par­ent should ever have to de­cide if they can af­ford to save their child’s life.» Pres­i­dent Trump made re­peal­ing Oba­macare one of the cen­tral tenets of his cam­paign, cas­ti­gat­ing its costs and call­ing it a «dis­as­ter». In March, his at­tempt to re­place it failed, in an em­bar­rass­ing set­back for the new ad­min­is­tra­tion, but Repub­li­cans still aim to change the sys­tem.

host pre­sen­ter / tear­fully with tears in his eyes / (to have a) brush with death here, to have a near en­counter with / plea ap­peal, re­quest, en­treaty / to re­peal to an­nul, re­scind / tenet facet, prin­ci­ple / to cas­ti­gate to se­verely crit­i­cize / set­back dif­fi­culty or prob­lem that causes de­lay or makes the sit­u­a­tion worse.

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