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Here’s What Government-Designed Health Care Does to Americans

Too many Americans have been forced to buy health care that costs more than they can afford – thanks to the “Affordable” Care Act. Some are opting to pay for doctor’s visits out of pocket and foot the bill for the Obamacare mandate penalty to save money.

“Welcome to the beautiful health care designed by our government,” Glenn said. “In 2016, 6.5 million of us here in this country in order to comply with the individual mandate in Obamacare decided just to pay the penalty instead of buying health care.”

Senate Republicans have added a provision repealing the individual mandate into their plan for tax reform that would be a step forward – but can they actually get it done?

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Susan had a decision to make. It's a decision that millions of Americans are making. She could buy health care for her and her husband or not. It was a difficult decision because both options would hurt them financially. She calculated she would have to spend more than $12,000, including premiums of nearly $500 a month and a 6,850-dollar deductible, to get anything beyond preventive benefits from the cheapest exchange plan available through the, quote, Affordable Care Act. It wasn't affordable for her.

That was a great deal more than paying the 1,500-dollar tax penalty. So Susan decided to take her chance and not buy health care. Instead, she would pay for her family's doctor visits out of pocket. And if something catastrophic were to happen, she said, I feel like it's just better to die. Welcome to the beautiful health care designed by our government.

Maybe a little dramatic, but Susan's situation is not unique. In 2016, 16.5 million of us, here in this country, in order to comply with the individual mandate in Obamacare, decided just to pay the penalty instead of buying health care.

That's craziness. The individual mandate has been unconstitutional. It's a nightmare since it was signed into law. But today, there is hope that we can forget this whole mandate fever dream for good.

The Senate Republicans have add the repeal of the individual mandate to their tax reform plan, which is a step in the right direction.

But will they do it, and will everybody vote for it in the Senate? Here's the one rule of thumb they really need to know: stopping unconstitutional laws and not starting new unconstitutional laws. Pretty good rule of thumb for this administration.

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Trump on Vaccine Mandates, Biden's COVID Failures, & Ignoring Fauci

The Biden administration insisted it would end COVID in America and make up for President Trump's pandemic "failures." But more Americans have past away from COVID during Biden's presidency compared to Trump's, despite vaccines now being widely available to all. Glenn recently sat down with former President Donald J. Trump to discuss what actually happened under his administration during COVID, including why Fauci "wasn't a big factor" for him. Glenn also asked the president if he supports vaccine mandates. You can watch their full discussion now on BlazeTV.com.

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Glenn Beck predicts Trump ‘ABSOLUTELY’ will run again. Here’s why.

It’s the question all Republicans want answered: Will Donald Trump run for president again in 2024? Glenn Beck believes he "absolutely" will.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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WATCH: The Jan. 6 DISTRACTION: Glenn & President Trump on Overcoming America’s REAL Challenges

Democrats and the mainstream media are laser-focused on making the one-year anniversary of January 6 the only news topic this week. The New York Times editorial board says, “January sixth is not in the past, it is every day.”

The Left could not be more tone-deaf on this. Average Americans don’t dwell on January 6 because they can’t afford to. They have real challenges to deal with, many of which didn’t even exist one year ago – things like food and gas prices and inflation. Every day, Americans are experiencing the stark difference it makes to live under a federal government controlled by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.

Glenn Beck says leftists are using January 6 as a distraction from their own drastic failures over the past year. Americans want to talk about real issues, so Glenn traveled to Mar-a-Lago for an exclusive conversation with former President Trump about our reality under Biden’s leadership now and how we fix our future. They also discuss the authoritarian vaccine mandates, what he would do about Fauci if he were still in office, and the growing threats from Russia and China.

The former president also answers how he would take on a Deep State committed to his destruction if he runs for a second term. Finally, Glenn reveals his strategy for candidates to easily win against the disastrous Democrats in ’22 and ’24.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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We are winning the culture war

As Glenn Beck and Jason analyze the terrible animated series “Santa Inc,” they discuss the state of the Conservative movement. How does Glenn compare bad Christian movies to the flailing of the Liberals in much of their recent media? Why does Whitlock feel more confident about the future of America after hearing Glenn’s impassioned monolog?