America's Free Market Healthcare System Is the Best — Bring It Back

Glenn told a personal story on radio about how great America's healthcare system is --- for now. His wife Tania experience blinding pain over the weekend. Within days, she had seen a dentist, her family doctor and a neurologist. Under a government-controlled system, it would have been weeks, even months before she could have seen someone.

"If she were in Canada, she wouldn't have even seen the dentist, let alone a neurologist," Glenn said. "We don't have to deal with that here in America. Please, return us to a free market system."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: I want to tell you a quick story on why the free market health care system is the greatest, and we all know it. We all know it.

Last Friday, Tania said to me --

PAT: Well, it's the second greatest, after Angola.

GLENN: She said to me, "I have a really bad toothache. Maybe -- I can't -- it's not really coming from my tooth. I'm not sure." And it got worse. And then it started moving up the side of her face. And by Sunday, it was blinding pain, and it was in her head.

PAT: Ooh.

GLENN: And it would come and go. It would be like gone. And then it would come back -- roaring back, to where she couldn't function. And I said, "Honey, first thing you have to do -- first thing Monday, you have to go to the dentist and just check, see if it's a toothache." So she went to the dentist. And the dentist said, "You're fine. Just take some ibuprofen and watch it for a few days. Call your doctor."

So she called me back. And I said, "No -- no, don't do that. You've taken ibuprofen. This is blinding pain."

So she called her doctor, and the doctor said, "Okay. Well, let me take a look at you." Blah, blah. And I said, "Honey, I want you to go see a neurologist today. Let's go see a neurologist, today."

By 6 o'clock on Friday night, she was sitting in a neurologist's office, getting a diagnosis. And I have to tell you, if I were in -- I sat in that office, and I actually said a prayer, "Thank you. Thank you, Lord, for having us here in America. Thank you for the blessings of this." If she were in Canada, she wouldn't have even seen the dentist, let alone a neurologist.

PAT: Well, in six to 12 weeks, she would have.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Maybe -- up to six months or so.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And when it's you -- we all say --

PAT: They've got the problem taken care of though? She's okay?

GLENN: Yeah, she's going in for some more testing. They think they know what it is. It's a pretty nasty -- pretty nasty nerve problem.

PAT: And it's not her teeth?

GLENN: No, it's not. I can't remember the name of it. But it's the -- it's the nerve that kind of controls the pain in your head, in your face.

PAT: Hmm. Wow.

JEFFY: She's not using this as an excuse to get out of her kitchen duties, is she?

GLENN: Oh, no. My gosh. I told her, get her butt in the kitchen. Birth a baby while you're at it.

JEFFY: Okay. Because I --

PAT: And get those shoes off.

CALLER: Thank you. Because this whining thing has got to stop.

GLENN: We'd appreciate prayers coming our way, but it's not life-threatening.

JEFFY: No kidding.

STU: But it makes the point. Because, you know what, everyone in Canada has health insurance. They're all insured.

PAT: Yeah, they sure are.

STU: In the middle of this debate, when they're saying, all these millions of people are going to go off of health insurance, what does that mean, if your insurance leads to multiple months of waiting for before an appointment for something serious? Who cares if you have health insurance at that point?

GLENN: Yeah. If it would have been a tumor, I mean, can you imagine six, 12 months, you know --

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Three to six months before she could get in?

JEFFY: You've heard the horror stories.

GLENN: To see a doctor. To see if it was a tumor or not.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: It's craziness. We don't have to deal with that here in America. Please, return us to a free market system.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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