After Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s comments about forgoing iPhones to pay for healthcare, librarian Vera Haynes made a series of infographics to show how many iPhones you need to pay for medical treatment.
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Do you know how many iPhones you’d need to pay for medical care?
One librarian took the time to find out in response to a comment made by Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
“Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own healthcare.”
Vera Haynes, 24, a librarian in Hays, Kansas, lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
Using available research and the iPhone 7 (USD $649), Haynes determined…
Asthma = 5 iPhones
Rheumatoid Arthritis = 8.8 iPhones
Stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease = 10.8 iPhones
Lupus = 20 iPhones
Epilepsy = 21.5 iPhones
Schizophrenia = 23.8 iPhones
Type One Diabetes = 35.6 iPhones
HIV Antiretroviral Therapy = 35.6 iPhones
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) = 66 iPhones
Breast Cancer = 80.9 iPhones