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Please Pray for Me… I Am Losing My Insurance
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:51:03 PM »

Please Pray for Me… I Am Losing My Insurance
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:04 AM

Lord, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.

Psalm 143 – Verses 1,2,8

Dr. Richard Lee, MD, MBA, and Jim Hoft, two months after open heart surgery.
Dr. Lee, co-director at the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at Saint Louis University Hospital, saved my life.

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?

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Offline sinkspur

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Re: Please Pray for Me… I Am Losing My Insurance
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 01:04:56 PM »
Your government may not be doing this to you.

Insurance companies leave markets on a regular basis.  They often leave because the cost of doing business in a particular state is too high.  The cost of treatment of your extraordinary illness could very well be contributing to their departure.
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Re: Please Pray for Me… I Am Losing My Insurance
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 02:23:21 PM »

This is just the kind of guy that insurance companies and the government want to get rid of.

Too expensive to keep alive for the relatively minor tax and economic contribution that can be expected...

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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