Obamacare official admits: 60 to 70 percent of Healthcare.gov still needs to be built

During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill, Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, admitted 60 to 70 percent of Healthcare.gov still needs to be built – even though the Administration has promised the site would be fully functional by the end of the month.

“The lie is that Obamacare is right around the corner, and they are going to be able to have it fixed by the end of this month,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “They testified yesterday – and it was really shocking testimony – that the website’s 60 to 70 percent unfinished.”

Chao admitted the true state of the website during questions from Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO). Rep. Gardner first asked what portion of the website remained to be created when Obamacare launched on October 1, to which Chao said he could not provide a specific percentage. When pressed as to how much of the website still needs fixing today, Chao admitted the startling figure.

“Just an approximation, we’re probably sitting somewhere between 60 and 70 percent,” he said before adding: “We still have to build the payment systems to make payments to issuers in January. The online application, verification, determination, plan compare, getting enrolled, generating enrollment transaction – that’s 100 percent there.”

Watch the exchange between Rep. Gardner and Chao below:

“He does backpedal there. That's weird. What does that mean? He's very, very clear,” Glenn said. “Now the press is reporting that it's only 30 to 40 percent. But he was very clear up until that point. So which is it?”

Regardless of what the percentage actually is, as Stu pointed out, the Administration had three years to produce a functioning website, and one month into the rollout, the site is still a disaster.

“I find it hard to really care,” Stu said. “30 to 40 percent is way too much.”

Glenn looked at the situation in two distinct ways. On one hand, there is the very real possibility the failed rollout was a way to collapse the system and move towards the single-payer system the President has said he wants. On the other hand, Glenn believes there is a very real chance these people simply do not know what they are doing.

“America, please, please, understand. This is your doctor… I truly believe there is a good shot that they intentionally want to collapse this system because then they will say it is such a mess we have to start all over. And they want to single payer healthcare system. So it works to their advantage,” Glenn said. “But there is an equal chance that none of these guys have business experience. None of them. They are taking one third of our economy and they are redesigning what took you know. And they are taking those doctors who are just, you know, down the street to these big huge hospitals. They have to have a system where everybody fits into it. Do you realize this?"

Ultimately, Glenn wondered whether this giant societal redesign is actually the most ambitious thing the government has ever undertaken.

“I'll bet you that this is more complex than the idea that took a decade to put a man on the moon and return him home safely. I believe this is more complex and more difficult than when we wanted to put a man on the moon,” Glenn continued. “And people don't understand that. And we're doing it. At least at that time we did it with scientists. We did it with people who were actually experts in that field.”

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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