Republicans are moving toward passing a bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare.

The left is losing their mind.

And it included Obama telling a big lie – but it quickly blew up in his face.

Democrats have rallied around late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue pleading for Obamacare to remain in place.

He exploited his newborn son’s heart defect for political purposes and tried to shame the GOP into keeping Obamacare in place.

Politico reports:

“The late-night host used his Monday night monologue to recount his newborn son’s emergency surgery. The infant had a heart condition that would likely prevent him from getting health coverage or make his health costs insurmountable for many American families under the GOP health care repeal plan.

“Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you would never be able to get health insurance because you were born with a pre-existing condition,” Kimmel said.

“No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life,” a crying Kimmel added.”

Barack Obama jumped in with a tweet of support.

But this is a lie.

The GOP bill doesn’t leave kids to die or deny them coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

In fact, the bill provides protections allowing people to purchase health insurance with lower premiums.

National Review reports:

“The amendment would be much more limited than that, and people with preexisting conditions would have several protections that were not in place before Obamacare.

States would be able to waive Obamacare rules on preexisting conditions only for people who do not maintain insurance coverage. If you are someone with one of those conditions who has gotten coverage through Obamacare (or otherwise gotten coverage), the Obamacare regulations will still apply: In no state will it be possible for an insurance company to charge you more than a person without such a condition. If you are someone who has insurance and develops one of these conditions, you too will be covered by the Obamacare regulations. Insurers will not be able to charge you extra, either, under any waiver.

 And maintaining insurance coverage will be easier than it was pre-Obamacare, because people without access to Medicare, Medicaid, or employer coverage will have a tax credit to purchase insurance on the individual market.

So the only people who might be adversely affected by a waiver of the Obamacare rules — if a state applied for one — would be those who have a preexisting condition but have not used their credit to buy insurance. And even they would have to have access to a high-risk pool for the regulations to be waived.

People with preexisting conditions, then, would have a triple safety net even in a state that took maximum use of the waivers: Tax credits, regulatory protection contingent on continuous coverage, and high-risk pools would all benefit them.”

Kimmel and Obama are lying.

The GOP bill actually provides more market protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Kimmel and Obama’s suggestion that this bill will leave parents unable to afford to save their child’s life is nothing but fake news.