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GLENN: Okay. Now, I saw the movie and I went with a friend of mine. We went with our wives, and it's the same friend that we went a couple of weeks ago to another movie, New Moon. And I said halfway through New Moon

PAT: You've got to be kidding me. You went to New Moon?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: I don't remember you telling this story.

GLENN: Of course not.

PAT: You went to New Moon?

GLENN: I went to New Moon. My wife is a big New Moon fan, my daughters are a big New Moon fan. I actually brought my daughter this weekend to New Moon. So I've seen it twice. I wanted to claw my eyes out. I said to halfway through I said to my friend, "I think we need to check each other's man cards. I don't think we can carry..."

STU: Well, it is, I've heard it's littered with lots of shirtless men.

GLENN: It's ridiculous. It was ridiculous.

STU: Lots of abs, I would say. Is that true?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Would you say that's accurate? Would you say that's why you went?

GLENN: Well, not the first time. So the my daughter was like, "Dad." Because I was on the Blackberry the whole time saying, "Yeah, this is a good part, I saw it, he takes his shirt off." But anyway, I saw a... whew. After admitting to New Moon. I saw the Sandra Bullock movie this weekend. Yes, there, I said it, okay? I saw the Sandra Bullock movie.

PAT: Blind Side? Now, I want to see that.

GLENN: It was great.

STU: I saw it as well.

PAT: A true football story behind it. There's nothing shameful about that.

GLENN: Really?

STU: It's sports. It's okay.

PAT: It's sports.

GLENN: Okay, all right, yeah!

PAT: You can get your man card back for that.

GLENN: Thank you! We went to the movie and we were walking in and I said, this is Sandra Bullock. If this isn't good, man, we are definitely, we might as well just kiss each other now. And so we did because we didn't think that it was

STU: Just preparation. You always say be prepared. You always say be prepared.

GLENN: So went and I really, really liked it. I thought it was a great movie. It's one of those movies that you walk out really uplifted and I mean, the reason why I thought of it was because of the Forever Strong movie. That's the kind of movie that Forever Strong is, where you just walk out feeling good.

STU: Yeah. Blind Side was really good.

GLENN: You saw it?

STU: I read the book, too. It's the story of Michael Orr who is a guy in

PAT: Plays for the Ravens now.

STU: Ravens now. But yeah, they did actually a pretty good job with it. It was interesting because, you know, if I'm going to pick it apart from the right wing talk show host perspective, there's a few, like, there's a couple of George Bush jokes in there, there's a couple of instances where they are pointing out that, you know, her friend because she's hard core rightwing Christian conservative, like this family that did this.

GLENN: I love her.

STU: But all of her friends were like racists and all this other stuff. But the

GLENN: She's in Memphis. You expect some older women down South, not I mean, a tableful but you will expect that there are some, you know, people that are like, "Well, I don't know now." You know, there are

STU: Sure.

PAT: Although I lived down South for eight years. I didn't encounter any of those people.

GLENN: There's a difference between

PAT: None!

GLENN: There's a difference between the Old South and Texas.

STU: Well, but there's of course there's obviously racists everywhere.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah, and there's white racists, there's black racists.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: I mean, living down South I saw black racism as well.

STU: But, like, the fact that they, like, find a way to work in a George Bush joke and do a story line that is literally hard core rightwing conservative saving a young black man who had absolutely no family, no life and rescuing from the most, the worst parts of society.

GLENN: From a rightwing family.

STU: Just, bringing them into their home for absolutely no reason other than they just cared about him.

GLENN: I laughed harder at this line than I think I've laughed at any other line, ever! Because it was finally, it was a good line on our side. And that was, "Did you ever think that we'd have a black son before we knew a Democrat?"

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I mean, I laughed hard at that.

STU: Yeah. No, it was well done, though. And they stayed very true to the story in the book and, you know, it's a good heartwarming thing for the Hal days, I think. It's a good way to go.

GLENN: Oh, it's great.

PAT: Have you guys seen

GLENN: Because I didn't know the story at all. I went into the movie going, is this a true story, I think this is a true story, I don't know who this guy is because I'm not a sports fan. So I didn't know, you know, who this guy was at all. And when I saw it turn from the NCAA, NCAA?

STU: Good job, good job.

GLENN: Thank you. I was so disgusted, so disgusted. And I didn't know how it ended. And I thought, oh, you've got to be kidding me. Did they turn this guy around? You know, how much of that is real life? I thought, okay, are they going to have a hap they have got to have a happy ending now, what's the real story, et cetera, et cetera. Because this family was totally innocent. I mean, they were just

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Out of the goodness of their heart. Have you heard interviews with the family?

STU: Hmmm. No. I mean, they had a lot of quotes from them in the book and stuff when they were talking about it.

GLENN: Well, they're white and Christian and conservative; they must love us! Let's see if we can get, let's see if we can get them on the air.

STU: Yeah, great.

GLENN: I'd love to talk, especially her. I mean, I don't know if I don't know about anybody else, but I loved I read a review beforehand and it said, you know, it's the same old Sandra Bullock. I didn't think so at all.

STU: No, she did a good job.

GLENN: I thought she did a great job. And I loved I mean, if that's the way the woman really is, I love that.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I thought she was great.

STU: Yeah. No, it's shocking to I think Hollywood. I don't know how they made that movie. I guess just because it was a popular book beforehand. But conservatives actually care about other people.

GLENN: No, no, no.

STU: That are poor and minorities. I mean, what are the odds?

GLENN: Look, look, look, you can be born with three eyes, too. It happens once in a while. It happens.

STU: So just a one in a billion case.

GLENN: Yeah, that's a conservative mutant clearly. I just thought it was a fantastic story that, I love the scene where she's laying in bed and she's smiling. She says, I'm happy. Shows where happiness really comes from, doing the right thing and serving others. It's fantastic.

 

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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