Featured Story: Please Pray for Jim Hoft … He’s Losing His Insurance


By Brent Parrish
The Right Planet


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

Lately, our friend Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit fame, has been through living hell. It all started off with a Strep infection and ended with multiple open-heart surgeries to repair a hole in his heart caused by the Strep bacteria. And it doesn’t end there. Now Jim has been informed he will be losing his insurance.

Ladies and Gentlemen, how much is enough? This law isn’t just a disaster, it’s hurting people in ways that might even end up killing them. I really have no words fit to print here to express my utter outrage over those in power who would willing put people who are already suffering in even more stress and pain, not to mention family and friends.

Ever since I started this blog, Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit has been a daily stop for me. It’s usually one of the first blogs I’ll visit when I start scouring the web for daily posts. Jim has also worked tirelessly for the cause, attending and speaking at numerous Tea Party and related events. Jim has also been a co-host on the Dana Loesch show. I could easily write an entire page about the work that Jim has done for the cause of freedom and liberty.

I don’t know Jim personally. But when you run a blog like this, you become very familiar with the people on your side of the political spectrum who are the true movers and shakers; it’s like they become your virtual brothers and sisters. So, if you read this, Jim, my prayers are with you and yours, be assured of that. And I’m more motivated than ever to put a stake through the heart of the progressive scourge that is turning our nation inside-out and upside down. I will not give up the fight. And reading about the plight of Jim fills me with a steely resolve that will not easily be quenched.

On a bit of sidenote: I’m getting a little irked hearing people say “he’s not alone” when they learn about the struggles of people like Jim Hoft. What does that mean? Are we thinking like the collective now? I don’t think anything could make the progressive votaries happier than hearing such sentiments. Don’t get me wrong, we all may have said it. But these are individuals; we are individuals. And when one is facing a possible death sentence, is it really that comforting for one to know they aren’t the only one? I would submit that it would depress one even more; it sure would if it were me. Great, I’m not alone … everybody is suffering! Yipee!


If it’s true that the administration and all its minions really don’t care what happens to people like Jim Hoft, one must ask, what else are these amoral and wicked rulers capable of doing? Yeah, I said wicked. What else would you call it?

Jim, I don’t know if you’ll read this or not, but rest assured, once again, that my prayers are with you and yours; and I will do whatever I can to bring an end to the progressive scourge that is tearing our nation apart at the seams. Enough is enough. How bad do things have to get before the American people arise in righteous anger and indignation to put an end to all this incredibly destructive nonsense pouring forth from the administration and its ilk? Can we not call evil evil anymore?

Below is Jim Hoft’s post from Gateway Pundit describing his plight. Keep Jim in your prayers, because it just might be us one day who are in Jim’s shoes. And I doubt–should a similar fate befall us–we’re going to be too comforted by the retort “you’re not alone.”

Please Pray for Me … I Am Losing My Insurance

By Jim Hoft
Gateway Pundit

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

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?

About Brent Parrish

Author, blogger, editor, researcher, graphic artist, software engineer, carpenter, woodworker, guitar shredder and a strict constitutionalist. Member of the Watcher's Council and the Qatar Awareness Campaign. I believe in individual rights, limited government, fiscal responsibility and a strong defense. ONE WORD: FREEDOM!
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