U.S. congressman stirs backlash over healthcare versus iPhone comment

U.S. congressman stirs backlash over healthcare versus iPhone commentA Republican congressman who said on Tuesday that some Americans should choose between spending on a new iPhone and healthcare sparked a social media backlash from people who accused him of being out of touch. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah stepped into a minefield on CNN as he defended a Republican plan in the House of Representatives that would replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. The plan would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies to buy insurance with tax credits, and eliminate a requirement that most Americans obtain medical insurance.



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