Friday on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Beck explained why he believes CNN's Jake Tapper is one of the best journalists in America. Beck praised Tapper for going after former President Barack Obama, asking tough questions of Donald Trump, and refusing to take Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I–Vt.) claims at face value. Beck played an audio of Sanders' answer to Tapper's question regarding where the senator obtained his estimates of people who would die if Obamacare were repealed.
"I get that estimate from the fact that studies have been done. That people who do not have health insurance, who do not go to the doctor when they should, who do not go to the hospital when they need to go — in fact die," Sanders told Tapper. "If you throw 24 million people off of health insurance, there is no doubt that many thousands of people will die."
Tapper informed Sanders that Obamacare is in dire straits. Even Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said that the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable. "According to HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] in 2017, there's going to be a 25 percent decline in the number of insurers participating in Obamacare, compared to 2016," Tapper said.
Beck then reiterated his appreciation for Tapper's work: "The point is, for me — I mean, do I need Bernie Sanders' answer? — if Jake Tapper is pushing back."
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