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03/07/2017 12:19 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2017

Americans Want Chaffetz To Get Them Health Care That Costs Less Than An iPhone

"My son's hip surgery was $10,000 with insurance. My iPhone $20 a month."

People are not happy with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) health care “solution” for low-income Americans. 

In an appearance on CNN on Tuesday morning, Chaffetz proposed that a fix for people who have trouble affording health care coverage under President Donald Trump’s newly proposed law is simply to not buy an iPhone.

“Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice,” he said on CNN. “So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and 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.”

Naturally, the comment outraged many people, who pointed out the absurdity of such a suggestion on sites including Twitter. Some have been proposing their own alternative for Chaffetz ― find them a health care system that costs less than what they’re paying for their iPhones.

Others have been comparing the cost of an iPhone to their health care expenditures:

After Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s comments about “immigrants” on “slave ships” Monday, it’s been a banner week already for the GOP.

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