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December 12, 2013

ObamaCare Cancellation Strikes Critically Ill Conservative Blogger

Iím praying for Gateway Punditís Jim Hoft, who nearly lost his life over the summer.

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 has been an online friend for most of the decade I have been blogging. Iíve not linked to him as much Ė nor he to me Ė in recent years as our interests have somewhat diverged, but he is one of those bloggers who I deeply admire.
Jim is a middle class guy, and he will likely be unable to access the special care he needs under ObamaCare, just as we here in Houston have discovered that a great many Americans will be unable to access the fine cancer care of our cityís M.D. Anderson Cancer Center under most policies offered under the presidentís failed healthcare law.

Interestingly enough, the rich and privileged Ė folks like Joe Bidenís son Beau Ė will be able to do go to places like M.D. Anderson or St. Louis University Hospital with no problem whatsoever. I certainly did not begrudge they younger Biden the care he got down here in Houston recently, but his father and his fatherís boss apparently donít want the rest of us to be able to have such access.

Think about that for a minute Ė and remember it when you vote.





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