An Obamacare horror story that hits close to home
Most of you are familiar with Jim Hoft, the proprietor of the Gateway Pundit blog. I've known Jim for nearly a decade and have found him to be a fine, Christian gentleman with a keen mind and sharp wit.
A few months back, Jim took ill rather suddenly. He was near death and only by the grace of God and superb care was he able to recover.
But this tragedy has been compounded by the inexplicable realities of 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?
Liberals will blame Jim's insurance company, not Obamacare, for this outrage. They will say the company chose to leave, that nobody forced them.
But the reality is different. There is no choice available if a company can't make enough money to justify the costs to the shareholders. And the reason they can't make a profit in Missouri is because Obamacare mandates have made offering insurance too expensive.
We know this scenario - and others like it - is being repeated endlessly across the country. But the administration and their allies on the left and in the media continue to put on happy faces and sell the Obamacare story as a huge success.
Jim and those in the same situation, have become casualties in a war they didn't want, didn't seek, but are being forced to fight nonetheless.
Hat Tip: Joshuapundit