Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz says that if healthcare costs don’t go down, many Americans will have to “invest in their own healthcare.”
During an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” the representative said something few politicians are willing to: the truth.
“Americans have choices,” Chaffetz said. “And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest in their own healthcare.”
The new healthcare plan will create a tax credit system that will incentivize citizens to purchase their own individual insurance. The GOP also revealed that they will be getting rid of the individual mandate, the rule forcing people to have healthcare, or pay a fine.
Within hours of making his “Iphone” statement, Chaffetz was blasted by the left-wing media for daring to criticize those who buy a gadget over healthcare.
“What we’re trying to say, and maybe I didn’t say as smoothly as I possibly could, but people need to make a conscious choice, and I believe in self-reliance,” Chaffetz told Fox News. “And they’re going to have to make those decisions. We want people to have access to an affordable healthcare product”
Of course, there are those who think healthcare is a God given right (it’s not), and feel as though the state should provide coverage for all citizens. Unfortunately for the liberal crowd, quality healthcare is not cheap. Even when some lawmakers attempt to lower drug costs, bought Republicans and Democrats shoot down the bill. So, to put the blame on one party for our nation’s healthcare “crisis” is not only foolish, but it shows how ignorant they are (and ignorance is bipartisan).
The new healthcare plan also fulfills the GOP’s promise of ending the federal funding of abortions. Liberal news outlets are calling this an attack on women, when the reality of it is that now women seeking an abortion will have to pay for it. Just to be clear: liberals are mad that taxes will no longer pay for abortions.
Jason Chaffetz: “maybe rather than getting that new iPhone … maybe they should invest it in their own health care” https://t.co/PO6FbkRAmh
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 7, 2017
These are bizarre times where it seems many people prefer to be told what to do by a nanny state, as opposed to looking after themselves. Although congressman Chaffetz may have ruffled some feathers, perhaps he’s right in thinking folks should have some personal responsibility. Although, that phrase may not exist amongst liberals.