Obamacare architect admits: If you like your doctor, you can pay more for it

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to inclement weather in Dallas over the weekend, Glenn and his staff were still unable to make it into the office. Instead, Glenn broadcasted his radio program from home. As a result, no video clips will be available from Monday’s radio show. You can listen to the entire Glenn Beck Radio Program HERE. The story below is based on one of Monday’s radio segments. 

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During an appearance on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel was pressed by Chris Wallace to defend President Obama’s now infamous promise that if you like your doctor you could keep your doctor. In trying to answer the question Emanuel was finally forced to admit: Yes, you can keep doctor… if you are willing to pay more for it.

“I am so sick and tired of the lies that people are saying about this Administration. You heard the President say, if you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” Glenn joked on radio this morning. “As it turns out, as long as I like my doctor, I can keep him, if I pay more for it. We all know that's what President Obama meant.”

“And the same goes for hospitals,” Stu added. “You want to go to the Mayo Clinic, you can go to the Mayo Clinic. Not going to be covered in any of the plans that we're offering, but if you want to pay through your nostrils, go for it.”

This is what Emanuel had to say yesterday about what the President really meant:

WALLCE: It's a simple yes or no. Did he say, ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor’?

EMANUEL: Yes. But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice. You know, in all sorts of places you pay more for certain -- for a wider range of choices or a wider range of benefits. The issue isn't the selective networks. People keep saying, ‘Oh, the problem is you're going to have a selective network’… Let me just say something. People are going to have a choice whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network or pay more for a broader network.

WALLCE: Which will mean your premiums will probably go up.

EMANUEL: They get that choice. That's a choice they always made.

WALLACE: Which means your premium may go up over what you were paying so that, in other words —

EMANUEL: No one guaranteed you that your premium wouldn’t increase. Premiums have been going up.

WALLACE: The president guaranteed me I could keep my doctor.

EMANUEL: And if you want to, you can pay for it.

“And what they continually ignore here is: You have a choice. No, we don't. You must have insurance,” Pat explained. “So now you're forcing me out of the plan I liked and paid less for. And now I can choose to pay more for it because I have to have it?”

Let us not forget that the coverage Emanuel refers too was labled inadequate by this Administration in efforts to soften the blow for the millions of Americans who have lost their coverage. Now forced to backtrack, this same Administration is now telling the American people they will have to pay more if they want to continue to receive the better coverage they used to have.

“And let's not forget their entire justification for this program was the idea the insurance that we currently had was junk insurance," Stu said. "The junk insurance that covers the doctors I want, I now have to pay more for? To get the same insurance you're telling me was junk?”

“And this is what they are admitting to,” Pat said. “Wait until this rolls out next year. Oh, man.”

“Wait until you see how bad it really is,” Glenn concluded. “Oh my gosh.”

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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