Toddler who amazed the world with basketball skills faces Obamacare dilemma

While the media is desperate to find someone, anyone who has had a successful Obamacare signup experience, there are plenty of stories of Americans who have been forced into the exchanges only to find their premiums will increase dramatically. The latest example? Joseph Ashby, father of ‘Trick Shot Titus,’ the toddler who won the world over with his incredible basketball skills, who recently lost his insurance because of Obamacare regulations.

In case you aren’t familiar with Titus, below is the YouTube video that received 12 million hits and shot the toddler to viral video fame:

“You remember Trick Shot Titus? He was on Jimmy Kimmel, and he was on our program, and viral videos of this little kid that can do all kinds of trick shots. Well, his dad, Joe, is on the phone with us,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You went to sign your son up for Obamacare?”

“I'm a contract engineer in addition to hosting the radio show on your affiliate here in Wichita, and we had an individual [healthcare] plan because, you know, being a contract engineer, you have less job security, you don't get benefits, but you get paid more,” Joe explained. “And we got a letter from BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas a few weeks back that basically said, ‘Hey, your plan is illegal now, but great news: You can sign up for a new one.’ And we started looking at the prices and the deductibles [of Obamacare], and it is shockingly expensive.”

So what exactly qualifies as “shockingly expensive”?

“Well, we already pay kind of a lot. I mean we pay all of it. We don't have any employer matching. So we paid just over $600 a month for our health insurance. But that's a $1,000 deductible, and then your coinsurance starts in and all these other things,” Joe said “If I were to sign up for the closest plan to my premium price, which is a $50 more per month premium, but the deductible on it, before you get a red cent from the plan, is $6,350 a person. And I'm thinking to myself, what if we have a baby next year? We're thinking about having a new baby. Like, we're going to pay all of that. I mean I could spend $8,500 a year in insurance premiums.”

In an interview with TheBlaze, Joe concluded the family could end up paying as much as $10,000 more over the next year in medical costs under the new Obamacare-compliant plan. The $10,000 estimation is based on a combination of higher premiums and likely medical payment his family would have to make with the increased deductible.

“Well, it's only a $1,000 deductible to a $6,350 deductible. I mean you're making it sound bad,” Glenn joked. “You're making it sound like it's unaffordable.”

Joe’s story is just one of many examples of families who have had their coverage changed as a result of Obamacare, despite President Obama’s infamous promise that people who like their coverage can keep their coverage.

“Isn't that amazing? All of a sudden now your plan doesn't meet the requirements. Why? It's coverage I like. It's coverage that was working just fine for my family and I. I could afford it. I was affording it. Why?"

Watch the entire interview below:

Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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