Washington woman touted as Obamacare success story can’t actually afford healthcare

During a speech last month, President Obama attempted to highlight Obamacare ‘success’ stories – one of which involved a Washington state single mother, Jessica Sanford, who had sent the White House an email outlining how she was finally able to purchase ‘affordable’ healthcare because of Obamacare. As it turns out, Sanford actually cannot afford to purchase insurance through the Washington state exchanges, and she shared her story with CNN.

“Can we also do the story here on the woman – now this is a CNN story on the 48-year-old single mom of a teenage son who just purchased what she considered to be affordable insurance from the Washington state exchange for Obamacare,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The president even spoke about her. Here, listen to this.”

During a White House speech in October, President Obama had this to say about Sanford:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state. And here's what she wrote, I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven't had insurance for 15 years because it's too expensive. I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted.

While Sanford initially thought Obamacare would provide an affordable option for her and her son, it turns out that has not been the case. In the interview with CNN, Sanford explained what has unfolded in the last few weeks, including being alerted that her plan would not actually be subsidized – increasing the price tremendously.

SANFORD: It was a huge disappointment, especially since I had, you know, my story had been shared by the president. I felt like, you know, I just felt really embarrassed that, you know, he quoted my story and then come to find that the Washington health plan finder, the website here in our state, had grossly miscalculated or they're having a problem figuring their tax credits, and so at least for right now, I don't -- I'm not going to be getting insurance.

“So it went from $169 to $198 to $280. That was for the gold plan they offered,” Pat explained. “Then she looked around, found the silver plan for $390 per month. So even more. And then, the cheaper bronze plan was $324 a month with a high deductible and way more than she could afford. So she has no insurance.”

“And she got the letter: Your household has been eligible for a federal tax credit of zero dollars to help you cover the cost of your monthly health insurance premium payments,” Stu said.

“That's a lot of help – zeroes. Thank you for the help,” Pat concluded shaking his head. “It’s unbelievable.”

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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