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.

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