Glenn Beck: Obamacare kicks in today

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GLENN: Oh, there is there is good news on medical treatment. Obamacare kicks in today and can you feel it?

PAT: That's today?

GLENN: That's today. Oh, yeah. It's going to be great. And now that we have passed the bill, we know what's in the bill and we can start to see some of the things that are coming. According to the Washington Examiner today

PAT: Now people will get excited.

GLENN: Yes. Obamacare is not going to decrease the health care costs for the government. According to Medicare's actuary, it's going to increase the cost. The same is likely to happen with privately funded health care. As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama's promise that it wouldn't. This means that your tax dollars will be used now to pay for the procedure millions of Americans across the political spectrum view as immoral.

Now, the Department of Health and Human Services are going to bar abortion coverage with new regulations but this is going to go to the court and it's going to be tied up in litigation for years. In the end it probably will lose. Obamacare is not going to allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage that they have and like. How many times did we hear this? By Obama's estimates, as many as 69% of employees and 80% of small businesses, 64% of large businesses are now going to be forced to change their coverage probably to more expensive plans. Obamacare is also going to increase insurance premiums. In some places it already has. Insurers suddenly forced to cover client's children until the age 26, have little choice but to raise premiums. Obamacare is going to force seasonal employers if you work for Disney, a seasonal employer if you work at Sundance or Snow Bird or if you work in Vail or Aspen, if you work for a ski or amusement park industry, the Obamacare is going to force your employer to pay huge fines which will then people will cut hours or lay off employers because you're not providing year round health care.

Obama forces Obamacare is going to force states to guarantee not only payment but also treatment for indigent Medicaid patients. Doctors are now beginning to refuse to take Medicaid because they lose so much money in doing so. Cash strapped states are going to be sued and ordered to increase reimbursement rates beyond their means.

Obamacare imposing a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small businesses. It is going to require a mailing of a 1099 tax form to every vendor from whom they make a purchase of more than $600 in a year. So, everyone that you or I buy anything from in a year, $600, that's not hard to have it add up to $600, you're now going to have to file an IRS 1099 with duplicate forms going to the IRS. There are 2500 pages in this bill. Our senators and representatives say now they were unaware of this one when they passed the measure.

Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure that you stay in line. Congratulations. We had to pass the bill to find out what was in the bill and that is the beginning of what is in the bill

PAT: But the good news doesn't end there.

GLENN: You mean there's more?

PAT: No. There's way more. Tourism is going to be up.

GLENN: What do you mean, tourism is going to be up?

PAT: Medical tourism.

GLENN: People coming here?

PAT: No. People going from here to Mexico, of course, which is good for Mexico and that's what we're, you know, mostly concerned with.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

PAT: So, Mexican Mexican economy, the Mexican economy will sky rocket as efforts to reform the U.S. health care system falls victim to political maneuvering. As the tenacious, according to the story, recession leaves more Americans without jobs or working for employers who can no longer afford to provide coverage, adding a medical procedure to the vacation itenary looks increasingly more attractive. So, more and more Americans are leaving American and going to Mexico for things like a hip, a repaired hernia, capped teeth.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I'm not going to Mexico for the beach. Who's going to Mexico for a hip, for any kind of surgery? You drag my ass across the border.

PAT: Not me.

GLENN: I don't care if I am hemorrhage I don't care if my head has been cut off, which is also likely to happen on the border of Mexico. You drag me across the border. Who is going to Mexico

PAT: Willingly

GLENN: willingly and saying, do you know what

PAT: How desperate do you have to be? That is stunning, that you would go down there and trust. I mean, you don't know what you're getting.

GLENN: That is amazing.

PAT: You don't know what you're getting. So, there's a frightening trend, too. With everything up in the air, though, the way it is, people don't know where to turn and so they're even turning to Mexico. You know, there in Texas people do go across the border and I thought it was a stupid a stupid idea. They go across the border to get cheaper drugs and, you know, in some cases you can also, I guess, get it without a prescription there, but that's a dicey deal. You don't know what's in some of those drugs that they sell at the pharmaceuticals.

GLENN: Oh. No. Mexico drugs I think are very good.

PAT: Do you?

GLENN: Sure. I think that's one thing down on the border. They know. They know drugs.

PAT: I'm talking prescription drugs.

GLENN: Oh. Prescription drugs?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Oh, okay.

PAT: I think most right thinking people wouldn't do that. You certainly wouldn't want to go there to get your hernia repaired or a facelift.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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