The responses ranged from hilarious to heart-breaking.
when you’re dying and need chemotherapy but the new iPhone 7 Plus has a dual lens 12 megapixel rear facing camera pic.twitter.com/XR5dPYnUeO
— Shon (@brownlashon) March 8, 2017
PATIENT: I’m having a heart attack
DOCTOR: ok, give me your iPhone upgrade
PATIENT: I have a Windows Phone
DOCTOR: take a Dora sticker & go
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) March 9, 2017
Good morning. Where may I trade my iPhone for a bone marrow transplant?
— Marie Myung-Ok Lee (@MarieMyungOkLee) March 8, 2017
I’m in the market for a new phone and need advice. Should I get….
-Health insurance for my kids
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) March 8, 2017
The lights going out on the Statue of Liberty proved suitable fodder.
That time the Statue of Liberty went dark after choosing between paying her iPhone bill or her electric bill. pic.twitter.com/HF2lHnp2Xy
— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) March 8, 2017
What would Jesus say about the rich having to pay so much into healthcare while you splurge on an iPhone?
“Oh no, not you buddy. I saw you put your iPhone away a minute ago. Out of the line!” pic.twitter.com/7Fl5s2Eqg1
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) March 8, 2017
Iconic image of woman deciding between healthcare and that sweet new iphone she wanted. pic.twitter.com/L3atWTYBcJ
— Tony Haile (@arctictony) March 7, 2017
San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsome, is no amateur when it comes to dishing out Twitter burns.
– Cost of iPhone: $399
– Cost of healthcare for 1 year: $10,345
– Hearing @jasoninthehouse compare the 2 as if they are the same: priceless
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 7, 2017
Some expressed frustration…
I have $80,000 in student loans. But sure, let me get rid of my cell phone that I USE FOR WORK to pay my $6,000 ER bill… pic.twitter.com/QAYChuFg0V
— Alex Blank Millard (@Hippoinatutu) March 8, 2017
… while others took a shot at Trump.
Tell you what. I’ll give up my healthcare if Trump gives up his cell phone.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 8, 2017
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 8, 2017
— Sean Kent (@seankent) March 8, 2017
GOP to poor people: iPhone or healthcare. Choose one.
GOP to coal companies: It is your god-given right to dump toxic sludge in streams.
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) March 7, 2017
Canadians bragged (oh yes you did).
I don’t mean to brag America, but in Canada we can have a iPhone and healthcare 🇨🇦
— Amy Langdon (@alangdon17) March 7, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel nailed it.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 8, 2017
While others reminded us that Chaffetz’s comments are no laughing matter.
— Mandy Hitchcock (@mandyhitchcock) March 7, 2017
Most notable, when all was said and done, Jason Chaffetz had launched the career of a challenger, who promptly raised over $400,000 to unseat him.
Cell phone vs. health ins. People have to make a choice. Yes they do, Jason! https://t.co/9iuL6an4og
— Kathie Allen (@kathrynallenmd) March 7, 2017