Which 10 states will be most affected by Obamacare?

With the Obamacare exchanges set to open tomorrow, Glenn decided to amend his rule that forbids the use of President Obama’s name during the radio program. Beginning today, the Affordable Care Act will forever be referred to as ‘Obamacare’ as to ensure the President gets the proper credit for his signature legislation. Say so long to the $20 fine in any situation that involves talking about Obamacare.

On radio this morning, Glenn ran through a list put together by the Daily Caller of the 10 states that will be most adversely affected by the implementation of the law. In these 10 states, the President’s promise that if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan and if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor will simply not be true.

“First one, California. 58,000 [people] will lose their plans under Obamacare,” Glenn said. “The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state Obamacare exchange, Aetna, the country's largest insurer left in July and was closely followed by United Health. Anthem Blue Cross just pulled out of California's Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.”

“Wow,” Pat said. “54% of Californians expect to lose their coverage. 54 percent.”

“Next, Missouri. Patients of the largest state hospital system, which spans 13 hospitals – including the St. Louis Children's Hospital – will not be covered by the largest insurer on the Obamacare exchanges,” Glenn continued. “Anthem BlueCross BlueShield covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who now may seek subsidies on the ObamaCare exchanges but will not be able to see doctors in the anthem BlueCross BlueShield coverage system, including the Children's Hospital.”

So now if you are a parent with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Missouri and your child needs care from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, you will no longer have coverage. “But don't worry. The rest of America can pay for it. Why have a private company do that,” Glenn asked. “Let's just take it out of the taxpayers' money. We'll just do it because we got nothing but money, don't we? I mean why take it out of the coffers of a private company when we can just take it away from other people through taxes. It's so much simpler.”

In Connecticut, the third largest insurer in the U.S., Aetna, will no longer offer insurance on the state’s Obamacare exchange. Ironically, Aetna began in Connecticut in 1850.

“In Maryland, 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna, and its recently purchased Coventry Healthcare, will not be able to keep the insurance plan if they want subsidies on the exchanges,” Glenn said. “Aetna and Coventry cancelled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn't allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover their costs.”

Glenn explained that situations like these, where people are losing their coverage, is exactly what the President is looking for because it is the setup for his long-term dream of a single-payer system.

‘They want to enact this right away. This is why the President wants this to happen. He doesn't want to get the elites into it and the other big companies and stuff. What he wants to do is put everybody who doesn't have a choice, all the people at the lower end, into this so it will collapse the other insurance companies. If he can just collapse enough of the insurance companies, then there's no way out,” Glenn explained. “A year from now when they say they want to fully enact, they will have to completely redo everything and you will have a single‑payer system. Because this next 12‑month period will collapse enough of these insurance companies to where the whole thing won't work anymore and you will have destroyed the American health system. And so you will have to go back and now socially engineer it and you'll get a Soviet-style healthcare system.”

In South Carolina, 28,000 people who were insured by the state’s second largest provider, Medical Mutual of Ohio, have lost their insurance after the company decided to leave the state entirely in July.

“Aetna pulled out of New York's exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans financially viable,” Glenn continued. “In New Jersey, 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer will not be part of the exchange. 2,600 patients purchased individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for an affordable employer‑based insurance will not be able to do it with Aetna.”

Furthermore, Iowa's largest insured has decided not to offer plans in the exchange. It sells 86% of Iowa's individual health insurance plans. A similar situation can be found in Wisconsin, where two of the three largest insurers in the state will not offer plans in the exchange. Meanwhile, only five insurance companies are participating in Georgia's Obamacare exchange.

“So let's just look. Let's just look at these state,” Glenn said. “California: progressive. Missouri: I would say borderline. I mean that's one that's battling for its soul. Connecticut: progressive. Maryland: progressive. South Carolina: battling for its soul. New York: progressive. New Jersey: progressive. Iowa: progressive. Wisconsin: progressive. Georgia: battling for its soul. I mean what you don't see on this list, you don't see Texas. You don't see Oklahoma. You don't see Utah. You don't see Wyoming. You don't see Indiana. I mean hello. What do these states have in common? This is what's coming.”

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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