It seems Chelsea Handler has been busy working on making the world a better place, one citizen at a time, since announcing she’d be leaving her Netflix show to focus on political activism.
The comedian has offered to pay for a total stranger’s $700/month health care costs.
You’ll recall, Handler revealed she was quitting “Chelsea” after two seasons via Twitter in October. She said, “The past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me” and she promised to devote “as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen.”
Over the weekend, Handler tweeted about the Affordable Care Act, urging her followers to sign up regardless of their political party affiliation. She asked everyone to read the site carefully, saying “80% of people can get healthcare under $75 a month.”
Many responded to Handler’s tweet by sharing their expensive health care costs. One woman, Bryn, replied saying, “My mom checked [the website] and it would cost her $700/month for her and her husband.”
Handler, without hesitation, reached out to Bryn and told her she’d be “happy to help” her parents.
Bryn tells The Blast when she tweeted at Handler, her “only thought was for her to see that maybe it wasn’t that easy to obtain health coverage through the ACA for some people.”
We’re told Handler privately messaged Bryn to get her mother’s contact information so she could personally get in touch.
Bryn, who actually works in the healthcare industry, says she’s humbled by Chelsea’s offer. She says, “My mother has had many trials to overcome in her life … I’m not saying my mom deserves the assistance more than anyone else, I’m just relieved that there are other humans out there willing to help each other.”
We’re told the two have yet to work out the details.