An attempt to open dialogue on the Affordable Care Act and how it has affected people’s lives backfired in a big way.
“Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your life,” Vox asked Twitter users, featuring a story from “Kate” who claimed “the ACA essentially saved my life.”
Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your life: https://t.co/X6Zzsv5kfY pic.twitter.com/KCrh4v03mt
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 15, 2017
The link leads readers to a Vox questionnaire that asks: “Help our reporting by letting us know: How has the Affordable Care Act impacted your life? Will you change your life if the ACA goes away?”
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Perhaps Vox was hoping that stories would pour in about the ACA’s life saving benefits and expose how plans by Republicans to repeal the law could end up with people dying.
But on Twitter, the majority of the comments were anything but positive in chronicling the debacle of former President Obama’s signature health care policy.
@voxdotcom Easy. It made my premiums and deductibles skyrocket. Just like everyone else.
— Robert Laurie (@RobertLaurie) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom I got laid off in part because of it. Thanks, Barry.
— Shadow (@Shadowgeek75) February 15, 2017
We lost our insurance and I became a Republican as a result. https://t.co/Htr4jyn3ve
— Alexis In NH (@AlexisinNH) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom Cost of my insurance skyrocketed, so I registered Republican and voted for Trump.
— Love&Happiness (@freedom4all117) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom my family premium went from $789 a month w/1k ded. to $1929 w/8k ded. In 3 years. We also lost several key doctors.
— mncahill (@mncahill) February 15, 2017
Probably not what Vox had in mind.
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@voxdotcom the hospital I work for is freezing raises because insufficient reimbursement for services rendered. The ACA needs to go.
— ClemsonGrl (@liberty_grl) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom I have given several thousands of dollars to a company and a service that I have never used.
— idrawrobots (@idrawrobots) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom I lost my HC ins (could no longer afford it & food) & then was fined by IRS $700 for not being able to afford it.
— Carmenzoid Smith (@CarmenzoidSmith) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom 2009 baby with 9 month NICU stay billed $2000, 2015 baby with 6 day NICU stay billed $23,000….you tell me.
— Shanti Wick (@ZandersMommy) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom Premiums went from 110 to 250. Deductible went from 1.5k to 7.5k. Actually cant afford to see a doctor now.
— Midir (@Midirtrades) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom BTW, your example is a LIE. Before ACA any young, healthy ind. could buy solo health insurance NO PROBLEM. #repealobamacare
— Aeberwulf (@Marcus_Porcius2) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom Obamacare has made it impossible to expand my small business. Until it’s gone, I will not be hiring.
— Proud Zionist Shill (@GOPExitTeam) February 16, 2017
I didn’t get to keep my doctor or my plan nor did I save $2500 a year.
— SophieRo3 (@SophieRo3) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom Due to unaffordable #Obamacare premiums I’m selling my house next month & moving in with family. It’s destroyed my dreams.
— ?Melissa? (@onebigsister) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom OK Vox. Look at these responses. WHAT DO YOU THINK ?!?!
— Steve W. Kurtz (@SteveWKurtz) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom as with most things you do, you didn’t really think this one through, did ya? ?
— Damon Guinta (@7pints) February 16, 2017
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