Chaffetz: Americans should forgo new iPhone to afford health care

  • 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
  • Source: Politico
  • by: Louis Nelson

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that the health care plan rolled out Monday by House Republicans will offer Americans at all income levels the opportunity to afford health care.

They just might have to sacrifice buying their next cellphone to do so.

“Well, we're getting rid of the individual mandate. We're getting rid of those things that people said that they don't want. And you know what? Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) said on CNN’s “New Day.” “And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves.”

The health care legislation unveiled Monday by House GOP members marks a major step forward by Republicans in keeping their longtime promise to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

The bill from House Republicans keeps some popular provisions from Obama’s legislation, including protections for Americans with preexisting conditions and allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26. But it also does away with the mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance, a relatively unpopular provision in the law that nonetheless underpins many of its more popular aspects, as well as expanded Medicaid funding.  Read more at Politico

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