Ever since president Obama began working toward healthcare for all Americans, we’ve heard all sorts of ridiculous claims by the GOP as to what it really means.
“Death panels!” cried the Mama Grizzly Bore™.
“The worst thing since slavery!” wailed “doctor” Ben Carson.
“My friend died because of Obamacare!” moaned Ann Coulter.
And now Jeb Bush, fast becoming The Dumbest Bush Ever, is trying to use his Apple Watch in an attack on the affordable Healthcare Act:
“On this device in five years will be applications that will allow me to manage my health care in ways that five years ago weren’t even possible.”
Well, that might be true because those gadgets have all sorts of apps and more are developed every minute but … then he said:
“Obamacare makes that journey [monitoring one's health] even harder. It’s so complex and so big.”
So, wait, what? The watch, or the FitBit or whatever, which can help you monitor your health has something to do with healthcare, Jeb?
No. it doesn’t. In fact, the watch or other device, while it can be used to, say, monitor the blood sugar of a diabetic, does nothing for the wearer if they don’t have healthcare so they can get the treatment they need. The two do not go hand-in-hand, and yet Jeb Bush is trying to connect them somehow.
I think of it like this: the ACA comes around and now I have access to health insurance, and I get an Apple Watch, or a similar device, and it monitors my health, and then I use my insurance to go see a doctor; gadgets that help Americans monitor their health combined with the Affordable Care Act makes the law even more effective.
It seems simple, but not to the simple-minded like Jeb Bush, The Dumb One.