Conservative blogger asks for prayer – just had heart surgery; loses insurance, doctor due to Obamacare

Imagine going to the hospital with a “summer cold”, having that turn into an infection that spreads to your heart, losing sight in one eye and surviving the experience by the barest margins after having strokes in your brain. That’s exactly what happened to my friend Jim Hoft from Gateway Pundit. After that terrible break, he’s now being victimized by Obamacare.

In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee.

Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended up lasting twelve. My heart was severely damaged. Dr. Lee later told me the surgery was one of the most difficult of his career. He also said I only had a few days to live without the surgery.

Thanks to the excellent insurance I carried I was able to receive life-saving medical treatment at St. Louis University.

This week I found out I am going to lose my insurance. The company that carried me is leaving the Missouri market. I will have to find something else.

I am one of the millions who will be looking for new insurance. God willing, I will be able to keep my doctors at St. Louis University. I trust them. They saved my life. Please pray for me and the millions of working Americans who are going through this same ordeal.

Why is our government doing this to us?

Jim Hoft had health care that was good enough to save his life under extremely difficult circumstances and now it’s gone because of Barack Obama. Given that Jim’s case is so complicated, being able to see the same doctor who handled his open heart surgery could end up being a life and death matter for him if he needs another operation. So, he’s losing his insurance and he could be up losing his surgeon and his life and Democrats don’t care that they did this to him. How can they be so cruel?

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  • Beckery49

    It is not about healthcare, it is about control of 1/6 of the economy and the citizenry. We are being treated like cattle. The farmer picks the medical treatment for the herd and even the baby-daddy. You ready for that?

  • Charlie Land

    sue! ~ Sue!! ~~ “SUE!!!” ~~~ quick! ~ Quick!! ~~ “QUICK!!!”

  • EliseR

    Having to find new insurance is not the end of the world. NOT HAVING insurance can be. Did Hoft even check to see which insurance plans his doctor takes and see if those plans are available to him before he started whining?

    • justme

      You’re an idiot!

    • Grimora

      Insurance you can’t pay for versus insurance you don’t have. They’re the one and the same!

      • EliseR

        How do you know this man can’t pay for insurance?

    • Eric

      You want him dead dont you, witch?

      • EliseR

        No, I want someone from his state’s healthcare exchange to help him find the coverage he needs. Which they would if he asked them to.

      • EliseR

        You want him dead so you can blame Obama for it, don’t you assh@le?

    • SusieQ

      WoW! and how much is that going to cost!

      • EliseR

        Exactly. Has the man even checked to see how much a new plan would cost?

        • SusieQ

          From what I hear it is always much more , much, much more than expected. I would also like to see the doctors who were helping me if I were in his circumstance. You know the gov. does know better than the patient though, right? This bill is a piece of you “know what” from beginning to end, Period! Did you also hear about the M.S. Meds. being taken away with this wonderful bill? The Doctors are now telling the real story.

  • Some Rabbit

    It’s not a ‘Death Panel’ because they don’t call it that.

  • SusieQ

    Why is the Gov. doing this ? Well let’s see, can anyone say “single payer” line back up folks for another round of “fun for all”!

    • Trudy Hand

      It is time everybody have skin in the game, including all of congress and the president and not just certain people. If ‘we the people” have to then they should have to, also.

      • SusieQ


  • Eric

    You can bet EliseR is wishing for this mans death.

  • Isabella1709

    Democrats value CONTROL much more than peoples lives or health. Obamacare is their means to that. DUMP than ALL in 2014 and take back this country!