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
arc99 May 15th, 2015 at 3:59 pm
“Consumer directed model” = code words for returning everything to the private sector with their riders on pre existing conditions and ability to drop you whenever they want.
I think it shows that other than ranting about repeal, even the most mainstream of GOP candidates has no plan whatsoever to increase access to health insurance and care.
Anyway, seems to me that we already have a consumer-directed health insurance model which was approved twice by consumers. The consumers in question would be those who voted to elect and re-elect the President.
allison1050 May 15th, 2015 at 4:19 pm
As I asked earlier this week: He’s the smart one? My question continues to stand. ;o/
Suzanne McFly May 15th, 2015 at 4:32 pm
The bar is pretty low in that family.
tracey marie May 15th, 2015 at 4:51 pm
what an asshole, the entire family are a bunch of entitled and ignorant fools.
not_buying_it May 15th, 2015 at 8:13 pm
Wait a minute. Everyone would get an Apple Watch for their healthcare? If everyone has one….isn’t that universal healthcare?
notchakotay May 15th, 2015 at 8:14 pm
Jeb is just following his mothers’ advice: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Obewon May 15th, 2015 at 8:22 pm
Apple’s “watch could alert him when he’s eaten more sugar than is safe for his diabetes.” But ‘the ACA reduces federal deficits $1.5 T+’-CBO. Via 33 M buyers covered for Health Care in 2015! Even for a Bush, he’s an ignorant illiterate. Data-> http://acasignups.net/
labman57 May 15th, 2015 at 9:09 pm
Hey Jeb, maybe we can give everyone a medical tri-corder like they use on Star Trek …
Chris May 15th, 2015 at 10:38 pm
It would be so cool if Steve Jobs would haunt this yutz from the grave.
Heck, I’d settle for Tim Cook denouncing this clown and demanding that he surrender his Apple Watch. Tech is wasted on the ignorant.
cecilia May 16th, 2015 at 12:41 am
does jeb know how to read a watch?
fahvel May 16th, 2015 at 4:04 am
not while suffering from diabetes. His watch said he was slow on the uptake so he bought tennis shoes disguised as loafers which looked like old cowboy boots – then off he went into the sunset when “the clock stopped, never more to run when the old man died.”
cecilia May 16th, 2015 at 11:38 am