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Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks during a town hall meeting at Brighton High School, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Hundreds of people lined up early for a town hall with Chaffetz on Thursday evening, many holding signs criticizing the congressman's push to repeal the newly-named Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jason Chaffetz said Americans may have to choose between 'that new iPhone' and health care


Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said Americans may have to make hard financial choices under the Republican Party's planned replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Specifically, he said they may have to choose between getting a new phone and paying for health care.

"Rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love ... maybe they should invest in their own health care," Chaffetz said.

Here's the interview clip.

He was almost immediately roasted for the comment on social media.

Some said  Chaffetz didn't understand the economic realities of health care.

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