Obama: It's not about me




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GLENN: America's March to Socialism, who would say that healthcare, universal healthcare is socialist? Oh, that's crazy talk. (Laughing). Let's get to the president's speech last night where he was asked specifically if he and congress will live with the same kind of healthcare. Here's his answer.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I would be happy to abide by the same benefit package. I will just be honest with you. I'm the president of the United States. So I've got a doctor following me every minute.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Which is why I say this is not about me.

GLENN: It's not him.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I've got the best healthcare in the world.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm trying to make sure that everybody has good healthcare, and they don't right now.

GLENN: Oh, boy. And they don't. He wants to make sure everybody has the best healthcare, and they don't. No, he's not. He is ‑‑ because there are some like President Obama that has incredible healthcare. There are others who have really good healthcare, others who have okay healthcare, some who have poor healthcare and some who have no healthcare. However, they do have access to healthcare for free, okay? So everybody has some form of healthcare. He can't make sure that everybody has the best healthcare because would anybody agree that Medicaid or Medicare is access to the best healthcare? It's not. You know it and I know it. What he's trying to do is make sure that everybody has the ‑‑ except for him and congress ‑‑ the same level of crappy healthcare. Why? Why would you do that? Well, there's two reasons. One I will get to after the top of the hour, which is reparations. The second reason that he would like everybody to have crappy healthcare is it's not as important for everybody to have crappy healthcare as it is for the people who can make money who are in his pocket or they are in his pocket, one way or the other, that they are playing the same game, people like GE. People like the healthcare administrators that did come and see him, more importantly those who have lobbyists and, most importantly, unions. That they make money. This is about control, power, manipulation. This has nothing to do with healthcare. If you want to fix healthcare, "Well, our hospitals are failing." What's the easiest way to fix the hospitals failing? First thing you do is... anybody? Has anybody been to the hospital lately? I was just at the hospital just over vacation. I was at the hospital, and I know the first thing that came to mind waiting in the waiting room. Anybody?

PAT: Illegal aliens?

GLENN: Illegal aliens.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Illegal aliens.

PAT: Wild stab.

GLENN: Nobody spoke English in the waiting room. And I waited two hours to get in to see the doctor at the emergency room. Two hours. Okay, I have no problem, but are these people who are here legally or illegally? Stu, you were just at the hospital with your wife the other day.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: What was their reaction when you came in and you had health insurance?

STU: I said to ‑‑ they asked me who my normal doctor was, and I said actually I don't know; we just changed insurance. And they said, "You have insurance?" It was like a shocking ‑‑ like they were amazed at this possibility.

GLENN: So here's the two things: One, let's weed out the illegal aliens that are here. Stop illegal aliens from coming in. Protect the border. It kills several birds with one stone. Two, if you want to make sure that people have access to healthcare, the worst thing you can do to have people who don't have insurance have access to healthcare is to have them get their daily healthcare at the hospital, at the emergency room. That's not the place. That's an emergency room. So if you want to have another crappy system in the healthcare system, why not just make Doc in a Boxes. I know that I've been poor and struggling and I didn't have a doctor and everything else and I just needed to see somebody. I would just go to one of these Doc in a Boxes where you just pay the rate and they see you and you're out. It's not really the best healthcare but it's not bad. I've gone to some that are good and some that are bad. But why doesn't the government just make Doc in the Boxes? You take the load off the emergency room and off of the hospital. There's two things right there that would dramatically change your hospital visit. The other thing, and speaking of the experience of somebody who's been in the hospital recently, try to get the nurse or the doctor to relate to you as a human being. They don't. Because they're terrified that somebody's going to sue them. And so you can't get ‑‑ I had one nurse that spoke English. Now, they all spoke broken English and, you know, they were fluent, et cetera, et cetera. They were, you know, they were good nurses. But the point is you can't get nurses in America anymore because no one wants to put up with the system. Because you're treating sick people, and anything you do puts your butt on the line for litigation. I don't think so. I'm not going to do that. Are you going to do that? Are you going to treat sick people? Are you going to be vomited on all every day and then have people threaten you with lawsuits and all that paperwork and everything else? I'm not going to do it. Who would? Mother Teresa, or people that want to come to America to have a better life because when they come to America to have a better life, they are not coming over here because it's a level playing field and everybody makes the same. They are coming over with a profit motive. They know they can make more money here, thus have a better life. They also know they can live their dreams here, thus have a better life. This isn't about healthcare. This isn't about making sure that everybody has access to healthcare because the president himself last night said, you know, little Timmy Tomtower who, you know, didn't, he gets ‑‑ he loses his job and then doesn't have healthcare, wakes up in the hospital after emergency surgery and has a $10,000 bill. Well, gee. Sounds like he had access to healthcare. Sounds like he got it ‑‑ now, I don't know. They may have done surgery behind, you know, in the alley behind a Chinese restaurant with chopsticks and a spoon. They may have replaced his intestines with lo mein noodles, I'm not sure. But I think the president would have mentioned that had it been bad healthcare. No, instead it just wasn't free healthcare. But he had access to it and they saved his life. Instead we write the president in saying ‑‑ instead of saying, "My gosh, and I didn't even have insurance, I just pass out; next thing I know, I wake up in the hospital and they have done surgery on me and I'm living. Mr. President, this is the greatest country on Earth." Instead of saying that, we say, "Mr. President, and then they charged me $10,000." What the hell is wrong with us?

You know, Ben Franklin was walking down the street after they signed the Constitution and a woman came up to him and said, so what have you given us, Mr. Franklin? And he said, "A republic, if you can keep it." That implies that there's responsibility on our shoulders. If you want a republic, if you want freedom, you must be responsible. Respect it. Understand what it is. Understand that it requires work and vigilance from all of us. And I've got to tell you something. Ben Franklin, the guy who went around to all of his rich, all of his rich profit‑minded people and said, "Hey, give some money to charity. Let's build a hospital." I think he would say to the guy who wrote the president and said, "And then I wake up in the hospital after they perform emergency situation, they saved my life, but I had to pay $10,000," I think Ben Franklin would say, "Here's a man who doesn't respect what he has; and B, doesn't have enough responsibility, personal responsibility to save the republic."

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-whats-in-the-2-trillion-relief-plan.html
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8152139/Every-American-four-months-unemployment-checks-earning-95-000.htm
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3077011/coronavirus-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-says-early-signs-show-social
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak https://news.trust.org/item/20200325200808-oc1ie
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200325203242-zgoc4
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World... https://www.foxnews.com/us/mypillow-other-us-companies-making-face-masks-to-meet-coronavirus-shortages
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-could-become-seasonal-top-us-scientist-001146451.html
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-sheriff-orders-gun-stores-to-close-adds-1300-deputies-to-patrol
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/america-e2-80-99s-millionaire-ranks-shrink-by-500000-in-record-time/ar-BB11DrqN
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-population-will-be-under-orders-to-stay-home-by-midweek
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/makeshift-morgue-for-coronavirus-victims-set-up-outside-nyc-hospital/
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/what-infection-rates-in-iceland-and-australia-may-reveal-about-how-covid-19-could-spread-in-the-us/707057
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus, Rio Giardinieri, 52, was admitted to the ICU at Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida. After more than a week without showing any improvement, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. Desperately ill, Giardinieri started saying his "goodbyes" to family and friends.

That's when a friend told him there was a potential "cure" for coronavirus, an anti-malaria drug called hydroxycloroquine. Though doctors at the hospital said they couldn't prescribe hydroxycloroquine, they put Giardinieri in touch with an infectious disease doctor who authorized the use. The next morning, he says he woke up feeling "absolutely perfect."

Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

"I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I can just tell you how I feel. And I know that I was not doing well. In my mind, I didn't believe I was going to be here by the morning," Giardinieri said. "I don't know what else to attribute [for recovery] but that medicine ... and it's not just me that it's worked for. There're many people this has worked for. So, you know, I certainly understand the hospital's position. They may not be too happy me telling the story. But the facts are the facts."

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