Chaffetz hit for iPhone vs. health care comment – but Obama made same argument

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz triggered fury online Tuesday after stating Americans might have to pick in between purchasing a brand-new iPhone and medical insurance– yet the criticism glossed over similar remarks made by then-President Barack Obama.Chaffetz was speaking after Home Republicans revealed their plan to change ObamaCare. Reacting to claims the strategy doesn\’t guarantee access to look after low-income Americans, he stated:\” Well, we\’re getting rid of the private mandate. We\’re getting rid of those things that people said that they do not desire. … Americans have choices, and they\’ve got to make a choice. Rather than getting that brand-new iPhone that they just like and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, perhaps they should invest in their own health care.\” Chaffetz\’s remarks to CNN sparked a firestorm on social media as\”

iPhones\”rapidly became a leading trending subject, as did\” TrumpCare.\”Chaffetz\’s phone remark reveals fact behind this plan: GOP is literally wiling to let poor people pass away since they think they\’re greedy.– Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton ) March 7, 2017– Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl 7, 2017

The debate was commonly reported, with some outlets expressing outrage at the congressman\’s comments.

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