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The ACA passes the test, because it requires insurers to accept all customers and not charge sick people more. The AHCA does not. (Photo: iStock)

The newest hurdle for the American Health Care Act, which has yet to win over doctors, nurses, hospitals, health insurers, older people, Democrats and some Republican senators, is something called the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” The bill fails that, too.

The shorthand arises from comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s tearful monologue earlier this month about his newborn son’s heart defect. Kimmel told his story and ended with a plea to Washington to ensure that people with pre-existing health problems be able to afford insurance.

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