After a 19-year-old college student confronted the former Florida governor over the emergence of the Islamic State, a red-faced Bush also backtracked from his previous stance on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, saying he wouldn’t have engaged in the United States in that war.
And now, the likely presidential candidate is being criticized for his utterly confusing statement on Obamacare.
At a town hall meeting in Tempe, Arizona, Bush suggested President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act can easily be replaced by technology such as the Apple Watch apps.
“I think we should repeal Obamacare,” Bush stated while addressing a cheering crowd at Arizona’s Four Peaks Brewery. Pointing toward the Apple Watch, he added, “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.”
Unlike what several news organizations are reporting, Bush didn’t exactly say Apple Watches should replace Obamacare. However, what he actually implied was still a little weird.
“Someone will, because of my blood sugar, someone will send me a signal, I’ll get a double beep saying, you just ate a butterscotch sundae, you're diabetic, you can’t do that, whatever, we’ll be able to guide our decisions in a way that will make us healthier.”
He failed to define who that “someone” sending those blood sugar “signals” could be – and if that someone is going to be a healthcare provider, Americans would still need coverage to acquire the services of the monitoring apps.
So basically, Bush wants to repeal Obamacare, but he cannot come up with an alternative system that doesn’t essentially rely on it.
However, since it was a hasty answer Bush gave when someone in the audience pointed out he was wearing an Apple Watch, it’s understandable why his antidote to the Affordable Care Act is flawed.