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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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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