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.