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.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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