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Vera Haynes Illustrates How Many iPhones You'd Need to Pay to Treat 10 Different Conditions

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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

Originally published: March 17, 2017
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