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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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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