John “Jeb” Bush, younger brother of ex-president George “Dubya” Bush and former Governor of Florida, has found the solution to America’s healthcare problems: his Apple Watch.
At a “town hall” meeting at the Chamber of Commerce in Tempe, Arizona, Jeb said: “I think we should repeal Obamacare,” before pointing at his wristjob, reports Cult of Mac.
“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,” continued the Republican politician, who many expect to run for the US presidency.
David Doherty, from the doctors-on-the-video-phone service 3G Doctor told El Reg that Bush isn’t alone in thinking that wearables are the holy grail for healthcare, but that Bush misses the point.
“Wearables and Obamacare are incompatible,” Doherty said. “Obamacare is an insurance scheme; if insurance companies know what you are doing through your wearable they will refuse to insure you.”
Maybe confusing a $400 watch and an insurance scheme is a mistake only a man who aspires to be US President can make.