And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care
The real reasons people suffer poverty don't reflect well on the United States.
By Stephen Pimpare March 8 at 4:20 PM
In response to a question about his party’s plan to increase the cost of health insurance, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested that people should “invest in their own health care” instead of “getting that new iPhone.” He doubled-down on the point in a later interview: “People need to make a conscious choice, and I believe in self-reliance.” Of course, Chaffetz is wrong. But he isn’t alone.