By Tom Quiner

Quiner's grandson provides the healing touch

Quiner’s grandson provides the healing touch


I was diagnosed in July.
The doc said surgery should fix you.
I scheduled it for September 30th, the last day of freedom before Obamacare fully kicked in. So I spent these last few days of high political drama in an anesthesia-induced haze.
My surgery went like clockwork. All I know, though, is that thanks to Obamacare, I will not be able to keep my current insurance coverage after December 31st of 2014, despite relentless promises to the contrary by Team Obama.
I had surgery in a Catholic hospital, of course. Two deacons, a chaplain, and a priest gave me blessings. A volunteer brought me communion. And yet in this environment of healing and holiness, the Obama Government has imposed the HSA Mandate which compels Catholic hospitals to violate their conscience.
Who knows what Obamacare will bring. My son and daughter-in-law brought my little grandson in to visit me in the hospital room. Nothing in the world could make me feel better than that. I wonder how Obamacare will affect him years from now?
I’m skeptical. When a complex program begins breaking promises on Day 1, how can you be anything else?
For now, I am glad to be home.

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  1. Jon Swanson (@thedawg33) on October 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I couldn’t agree more Tom. God’s speed in your healing process. Jon

  2. lburleso on October 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Tom, So happy you came through OK!!!

  3. Bob Zimmerman on October 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

    “Coffee & Catechism” just wasn’t the same without you and Karen this morning! Prayers for healing and wholeness from all of us!

    • quinersdiner on October 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks … wish I could’ve been there.

  4. JoeC on October 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Why are you unable to keep your current provider? Is your current provider dropping you because of Obamacare? It is my understanding, you just have the required insurance.

    • quinersdiner on October 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Obamacare won’t let my current provider offer the same policy anymore, because they consider it a “junk” policy. I have a high deductible HSA.

      • JoeC on October 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        Don’t they have a policy that covers the new requirements?

        • quinersdiner on October 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

          I can purchase coverage, just not the coverage I choose. Obamacare has removed my free choice. My type of coverage is no longer allowed by the government.

    • JoeC on October 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      What are the minimum insurance requirements? Sounds like you have looked into it.

  5. Brian Penn on October 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Good luck in your recovery despite the foibles of Obamacare.

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