Twitter faces fire for freezing Obamacare horror story site

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Twitter administrators are facing fire for freezing the account Mycancellation.com, which allowed Americans negatively affected by Obamacare’s rollout to post their stories.

More than 3.5 million people across the nation reportedly have seen their health insurers drop their plans. The Twitter account gave them an outlet to display photographs of their cancellation letters or their notices of rate increases, the Daily Mail reported.

But in a single week’s time, the account was frozen three times — the latest of which occurred Tuesday, absent any email notification, one site creator said, The Daily Mail reported.

Heather Higgins, the president of the Independent Women’s Forum — the group that led the social media campaign — said politics are likely at play.

“Since we haven’t abused any of Twitter’s (seemingly quite subjective) standards, either someone at Twitter objects to the real cost of these ‘liked insurance I wanted to keep’ cancellations being given a human face, or there is an organized campaign by Obamacare-reality-deniers to spam Twitter with false claims of abuse,” Ms. Higgins wrote at Ricochet.com.

Posters on Mycancellation.com have shown letters from 80-plus insurance companies, and most claim the cancellations or rate increases are due to Obamacare, the Daily Mail reported. One poster showed a letter that indicated a rate increase of 299 percent; another, of 315 percent.

 

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