When it comes to health care, Republicans want the American people to have choices. That privilege comes with a dose of responsibility, though, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Tuesday on CNN's New Day.
Responding to host Alisyn Camerota's challenge that "access for lower-income Americans doesn't equal coverage," Chaffetz explained that "Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice."
For example: "Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest [that money] in their own health care," Chaffetz said.
Many people were unimpressed by his pitch. "This proves how disconnected from reality Chaffetz is," one Twitter user wrote. "Maybe I shouldn't invest in food and clothing, only health care!"
GOP Rep. Chaffetz: Americans may need to choose between "new iphone... they just love" and investing in health care https://t.co/5Hxwn2uOl5
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