Jim Hoft - The Human Face Of Obamacare
The story of Obamacare has not been those helped by the law, but by those hurt. Those who have had their premiums increased, or their deductibles increased. Or, in the case of millions of Americans (and millions to come!) had their insurance cancelled. Obama apologists will tell you how fortunate those people are, becuase they had bad plans to begin with. These people are wrong, and refuse to see the human face of Obamacare. Faces like Jim Hoft.
Jim Hoft goes by another name - The Gateway Pundit. Based out of St. Louis, Jim's blog is one of the most popular political sites in America. His blog is so popular that he left his "regular" job to blog full time. In August of 2013, he became ill. Very ill. It included extended hospital stays and multiple open heart surgeries. His illness caused him to have multiple strokes, and left him blind in his left eye.
And he just lost his healthcare:
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.
This is what Obamacare does to the sick. It takes away the small bits of protection they have. Jim continues, "God willing, I will be able to keep my doctors at St. Louis University. I trust them. They saved my life."
Rush Limbaugh talked about Jim's story. Jim's dear friend and fellow WIBC host Dana Loesch talked about his story. Indianapolis based blogger The Right Planet talked about Jim's story.
Jim is a friend of mine. We've smoked cigars together; we've appeared on panels and on stage together. We've discussed strategy together and share a few meals together. I last saw him in Los Angeles at a rally about media bias, just days before his illness. And now I'm talking about his story.
Jim asked his readers to pray for him, "...and the millions of working Americans who are going through this same ordeal." Do that. Then, tell their story.
***NOTE*** Jim has put together a "Wheel-In" Rally at Sen. Claire McCaskill's St. Louis office on Saturday, December 14th at 11amCT to ask, “Why is Our Government Punishing the American People-Give Us Back Our Healthcare!” Attend if you can.
(photo from GatewayPundit.com)