Glenn Beck: Healthcare - Where are the lawyers?


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GLENN: Let me go to Joe who is our, who is our attorney and my chief researcher. Joe?

JOE: Yes, sir.

GLENN: Explain, explain why this is so bad with the deal that they've made with the attorneys, healthcare.

JOE: Wow. You know, the one question that, you know, Glenn, you've always asked me which was, you know, where are the trial lawyers? Why aren't they either coming out supporting this bill or why aren't they coming out against the bill. And you know they're not shy in that regard. If they're for something, they come out and say it. And if they are against it, they spend a lot of money in D.C. on lobbyists and they make their voices known. Well, in healthcare that wasn't the case. So I started looking into that based on our conversation, and the long and short of it is that this bill would provide a windfall to the trial lawyers, and in legal parlance there's something known as an ERISA based plan which most plans are that are provided through your employer, meaning that they meet certain qualifications that the government sets forward and in return for meeting those requirements, they're provided immunity from certain lawsuits. So if I go to my doctor and my doctor says, wow, Joe, you have brain cancer, you need

GLENN: Which quite honestly I'm praying for now because this is really an agonizingly boring don't you think? I mean, it is just

PAT: Joe, it's Joe Kerry, attorney.

GLENN: For the love of Pete, get to the end, will you?

JOE: The end is if you go in to your doctor and you have a particular disease like brain cancer and your doctor says you need surgery and your HMO or PPO won't pay for it I'm going to hang up.

GLENN: Don't hang up. No, go ahead. So anyway, they won't pay for it?

JOE: They won't pay for it and you die as a result of that, the only damages you're entitled to, the only money you get is the cost of the medical

GLENN: The surgery, the brain cancer?

JOE: That was denied, right.

GLENN: Got it.

PAT: Please make him get off the phone.

GLENN: No, no, wait, this is where it's starting to get interesting. Jeez, I mean

JOE: Under the new, under the new legislation, that immunity would be waived for private insurers. So if that surgery was denied, now instead of just getting the cost of the surgery that was denied, you would be entitled to pain and suffering

GLENN: Okay, now listen. So this is what happens. So now the government has said we're going to compete, which, they're not competing. The government can't the government's not competing. They can set any price they want. They're controlling

PAT: They are only doing that.

GLENN: They are controlling everything. So what they've done is they've said now to the trial attorneys, "By the way, just to make it a little tougher for the insurance companies, we're going to let you go after pain and suffering and everything else on anything that those guys deny." So if they deny something, you go ahead and you can get them for all kinds of damages. So in other words, private insurance is going to have to pay a lot more in attorney fees and settlements and everything else.

JOE: And that's going to translate directly into higher premiums.

GLENN: Now, here's the really interesting part of this. Joe, if you have a, say, my policy right now, you are working for me and you're under this policy. If we change anything in this policy, if anything is changed, what happens?

JOE: Yeah. For five years everybody says your plan, you know, you're protected, your employer can keep providing it for five years, you're safe, it's grandfathered in. Well, the fine print says that if your employer makes any changes at all, increases a benefit or decreases a benefit within that five year window

GLENN: Okay, stop.

PAT: They always do. They always do.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Of course they do.

PAT: You have to.

GLENN: Every year my the health insurance coverage goes up to the company.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: So we do it now as long I mean, our agreement with the employees is we'll do it as long as we can, guys, but I don't know how much longer we can do it. If they start going after these insurance companies, the insurance companies are going to have to raise their rates. They're going to have to pass it on. So, of course, your company is going to change it. What happens, Joe, when they do?

JOE: You lose you're kicked out of the grandfather clause and right then and there your plan becomes susceptible to increased government regulation. You basically are flipped over into the public option.

PAT: This thing could happen so quickly. It could go, it could go single payer within, I think five years.

JOE: Now Glenn, you know we talked about this over the weekend. You know, I had a frank discussion with a member of congress that I believe that you respect, and he came out and his quote was, anybody with any part of a brain knows that this healthcare bill, whether you're Democrat or Republican, knows that this is going to collapse healthcare. Now, that was his language. That was a quote from him. It will collapse the healthcare system and it is designed to do that. The progressives want a single payer system, and this is the only way to get it. They know the American people will not take single payer today. So if they can pass this, it is going to screw up, and there was profanity involved which I'll avoid, but it will screw up the system so badly that people will beg for single payer and government control.

STU: I want to know more about this profanity, Joe. Which word was it?

PAT: This was a frank discussion. So what word are we talking about?

JOE: So

GLENN: Joe has absolutely no

PAT: Just dabnabbit?

GLENN: He has absolutely no sense of humor. Joe?

JOE: I'm hanging up now.

GLENN: All right, thank you very much.

STU: Did you guys know that up to 10% of the savings that they're talking about on the healthcare bill has to do with the treatment of insomnia that they're saving? They are just going to use personal phone calls from Joe Kerry which

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). All right.

PAT: That will save trillions.

STU: A lot of money, much.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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