Jeb: Obamacare Can Be replaced By Apple Watch
Someone should tell Jeb Bush that, as much as Apple helps us progress technologically, it doesn’t provide insurance.
I think we should repeal Obamacare if given the opportunity,” Bush said, “and replace it with a consumer-directed model where people are engaged in making healthier decisions for themselves and where they are given the tools to do so.”
He then pointed to his Apple Watch, the cheapest of which retails for $349, saying, “On this device, in five years, will be applications that will allow me to manage my healthcare in ways that, five years ago, were not even possible.” For example, the watch could alert him when he’s eaten more sugar than is safe for his diabetes.
“Ultimately, we have to get to a health system, away from a disease system,” he added. But while that is well and good for those who are generally healthy, what about those who aren’t?
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had the best reply:
.@jebbush I had cancer. There’s no app for that.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) May 15, 2015