Vox asked Twitter users on Wednesday for stories on how the Affordable Care Act affected their lives, appearing to expect positive responses about former President Obama's chief legislative achievement.
What the liberal publication got instead was a flood of stories highlighting skyrocketing premium costs and health care insurance loss, among other things.
"The ACA essentially saved my life," said a Vox reader in a quote posted to the publication's Twitter timeline. Vox tweeted, "Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your life," above that quote.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 15, 2017
Twitter users responded with stories that had a more negative tone, Twitchy reported. Some respondents told stories of how Obamacare made their premiums "skyrocket."
@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
— KeepAmericaRed2018 (@PolarWhut) February 16, 2017
@voxdotcom Easy. It made my premiums and deductibles skyrocket. Just like everyone else.
— Robert Laurie (@RobertLaurie) February 15, 2017
@voxdotcom family premium has increased 10-14% / year. Very UNaffordable for majority who are mandated to subsidize (persons & corporate)
— Michael Kavanagh (@mckkav) February 15, 2017
Others told stories of how Obamacare affected their jobs and businesses by making it more difficult to expand and hire employees.
@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
@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
Several said Obamacare prompted them to switch party affiliation.
We lost our insurance and I became a Republican as a result. https://t.co/Htr4jyn3ve
— Alexis In NH (@AlexisinNH) February 15, 2017