Has Jeffy Ever Been a Healthy Weight?

The medical community uses weight charts to estimate what a healthy body mass index should be – but their approach was too one-size-fits-all to suit Glenn and Jeffy on radio Thursday.

While looking at a weight chart to measure BMI, Jeffy was skeptical about the recommended weight for his height. A former football player, Jeffy said his lowest weight was 200 pounds.

“Was that when you were born?” Pat Gray joked.

Glenn talked about his lowest weight, saying he “looked like a stick,” and puzzled over the recommendation on the chart they were looking at: “I don’t know how you have any muscle mass at 180 [pounds] and 6’2”.”

GLENN: All right. So let's talk about surgeries. What you're dealing with in the government and what we're dealing with the military and elected surgeries and then also in the general population. I want you to understand what is coming your way. Before I tell you this, because it is bad new. Before I tell you this on tomorrow's program, and I believe it is at this time tomorrow; right? It's either hour number one or hour number two, we have the CEO of a new kind of insurance that will help a lot of people. It was a carve out in ObamaCare. And at this time tomorrow, if you are paying exorbitant rates, if you are having problems with insurance, listen tomorrow at this time. We may have an answer for you.

Now, let me tell you what we're headed toward. This is from the NHS. Now, this is from last year. The British NHS, the national health service. This is what we're headed for. A single-pair system. This is what the VA is, and this is why the VA is so bad. The socialized health care system, they now said that in May of last year, they spent $3.26 billion more than they actually had. That's hospitals, clinics, and doctors. 3.26 billion. So if you think you can buy the lie that this is going to save everybody money, you're fooling yourself. This is not an answer. This is another prescription for the death of our country because it's all just going to be added to our bill.

Played a remind your congressmen and senators that that bill will not go away. If we don't pay the Chinese their money back, if we don't pay people their money back, all they will do is claim our land and our resources. They will get their money back.

In north Yorkshire, hospital leaders have decided now to cut back and not provide hip or knee surgeries to smokers or those with body mass above 30. So if you're 5'10" and have a BMI of 30, that means you weigh 209 pounds.

If you're 5'5" -- 5'5", and you weigh 180 pounds, you are not allowed to have surgery. Why are they doing this?

PAT: In England.

GLENN: Yes, in England. Listen to this. Major surgery pose high risks for severely overweight patients and this who smoke. If somebody who is 5'5" and 180 pounds severely overweight? Who's defining severely overweight?

The NHS has for decades had a waiting list. Let me tell you what's happening, and this is before it really begins to collapse. NHS doctors routinely -- this is all backed up with facts. This is from Forbes magazine. NHS doctors routinely conceal from patients information about innovative new therapies that the NHS does not pay for as to not distress, upset, or confuse them. Does Charlie Gard come to mind?

Terminally ill patients are now classified as quote close to death. So the NHS does not have to provide any kind of life support or end of life benefits.

PAT: Wouldn't this be the very definition of death panels?

GLENN: Yes, it is. It's just the beginning.

JEFFY: What?

GLENN: If you're having hip surgery, and you smoke or you are horribly overweight, all you have to do -- if you think there's going to be, like, oh, that 180, scientifically that was the number.

No, the only number that they care about is 3.26 billion. That's it. So if everybody got their weight under 30 of the BMI, they will reduce it and say only this who have a BMI of 25. NHS expert guidelines on the management of high cholesterol are intentionally out of date. Putting patients at serious risk to save the NHS money.

When the government approved an innovative, new treatment for elderly blindness, the NHS initially decided to reimburse further treatment only after the parents. Blind in one eye. And reclassifying blindness as someone who didn't have sight in both eyes.

While most NHS patients expect to wait five months for a hip operation or knee surgery, leaving them immobile or disabled, the actual waiting list -- so you got your BMI under 30. Now you're put on a waiting list. You have 11 months to wait for a hip. 12 months to wait for a knee. That compares in the United States to this broken, awful system of three to four weeks for both hips and knees.

One in four Britains with cancer are denied treatment with the latest drugs proven to extend their life. One in four. Those who seek to pay for such drugs on their own are expelled from the system for making the government look bad. They're forced to pay for the entirety of the rest -- for the rest of their lives of all costs.

So you can't say. Okay. Well, I'll pay for that. You guys just pay for what's covered. If you say I'm going to pay for this drug myself, you are then spit out of the system, and you must pay every dime for everything you do for the rest of your life.

Britain's diagnosed with cancer and heart attacks are more likely to die.

Britain's survival rate for heart disease and cancer are little better than former communist countries. That's where we're headed, gang. So what did congress do yesterday? They didn't call for a full repeal of this socialized medicine that we're headed towards. This is what we're going to get. Because the system that we have under the ACA does not work.

Okay. So what do we do? Common sense would tell us let's super serve the people that we have. You're between jobs, and you have no insurance, and your company has gone out of business, so there is no cobra. Okay. Let's make it easy to get onto Medicare or Medicaid right now so you can get into the system and have that bridge of four or five months while you're unemployed.

The minute you're employed, and your health care system kicks in, you're out. Why is it so hard to do that. If you have a preexisting condition and no one will cover this, then you can get onto Medicare or Medicaid, and you can get that treatment that you need. Not experimental because we can't afford it. But we must be able to do experiments. We must be able to develop new medicines. And the only way to do that is with a free market. There's no new medicine for cancer coming out of Great Britain because they won't pay for them. If we go to a single pair system, you won't pay for experimental treatments because there will be no one to pay for it.

We know that there are people that are clogging up -- nobody's dying on the streets here. We know that there are people clogging up the hospitals, the ERs because they're using those as clinics. Good. Let's get them Medicare coverage, not at the hospitals, unless it's an emergency. But instead at a urgent care center. At a clinic in our towns. Let's get that done and provide them clean, good, basic care.

These problems are really easy. But what they're trying to do is they're trying to make themselves rich, they're trying to make themselves powerful, and they're trying to fix problems that don't exist. And by doing that, what they're doing is they're causing more problems, and they're causing your premiums to go up. They're causing your deductible to be absolutely outrageous. Let's see. I can pay $1,500, and then -- I could pay that every month. And then if I spend more than $10,000 then it will kick in. So I have to pay plus the $10,000 in medical cost. I don't have the money to take my kid to have an ear infection treated because I'm spending it on the $1,500 a month for in case they have cancer or a broken leg. And I don't even know if a broken leg would be -- would fit into that $10,000 if I haven't spent anything. It's almost like kids. I need he need to break an arm January 1st. We're all going to the hospital. I mean, it's crazy. It's absolutely crazy.

There is a solution. Tomorrow on this program, we're going to show you somebody who has started a company for a carve-out, and it may help save your family a lot of money. And we'll do that on tomorrow's program.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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