Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz today dragged Apple and its iPhone into the debate about healthcare coverage during an appearance on CNN.
Chaffetz, who heads the House Oversight Committee, told "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota that Americans might have to decide between buying a new iPhone and paying for health insurance.
"Well, we're getting rid of the individual mandate. We're getting rid of those things that people said that they don't want," Chaffetz said after Camerota pointed out that access to healthcare for low-income Americans was not the same as providing insurance coverage. "Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. 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."