Chaffetz says poor people may need to forgo iPhone to pay for health care; Lee opposes Republicans Obamacare replacement bill

Source: Yahoo! News

Chaffetz also appeared on Fox News Tuesday, where he sought to clarify his iPhone remark. “What we’re trying to say and maybe I didn’t say it as smoothly as I possibly could, but people need to make a conscious choice and I believe in self-reliance,” he said. “And they’re going to have to make those decision.” The Republican plan, released Monday night, removes the requirement to buy insurance, though it allows insurance companies to charge a penalty for those who have gaps in coverage. It also promotes health savings accounts, where people can stash away their own money to cover medical expenses. Chase Thomas, policy and advocacy counsel for the left-leaning Alliance for a Better Utah, condemned.

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