In 2013, I defeated life threatening illness.
I lost sight in my left eye, suffered five strokes, lost my prosthetic knee and underwent major heart surgery.
But, the Obamacare bureaucracy was a different story.
I will not have health insurance in March.
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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. Richard 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 Hospital.
Then in December I found out I was going to lose my insurance. The company that carried me left the Missouri market. I had to find something else.
My insurance ran out in February. Last week I signed up for a different health insurance plan, with a different insurance company. Thankfully, I had the money to pay the high premium. But, unfortunately, I will not be covered until April. The agent told me it will take weeks to process my application. He told me the lag time was due to Obamacare. So in March I will not have health insurance.
Please pray for me and pray for the suffering Americans. Why is our government doing this to us?