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.


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.

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?