The microblogging site Twitter has shut down a user group created by consumers whose health insurance was cancelled due to Obamacare. The Twitter group was established to promote a website, MyCancellation.com, which features photographs of individuals holding the letters they received from their insurance companies informing them that their policies are being cancelled because they do not comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The article reports that Twitter blocked the group’s feed three times before shutting down the account, an action which was taken by Twitter without any communication or warning, according to Victoria Coley, co-founder of MyCancellation.com. Twitter itself had declined to comment when this report went to press.
Although President Barack Obama stated repeatedly while promoting it that consumers would be able to keep their current health insurance under the ACA, insurers have cancelled many policies because their coverage did not meet ACA minimum requirements. This has left as many as 3.5 million people newly uninsured, according to the MrConservative.com article, which quotes another leader of the cancelled Twitter group as stating she believes Twitter’s action was “politically motivated.”