Friday on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn expressed ambivalence about the Republican Party's health care reform bill, the American Health Care Act, which is currently being debated in the House of Representatives.
On one hand, Glenn expressed a desire to see the bill passed in the House so it could move to the Senate, where fiscally-responsible traditional conservatives like Ted Cruz (R–Texas), Mike Lee (R–Utah), and Rand Paul (R—Ky.) could bring it more in line with conservative principles. However, Glenn also worried that a majority of Senators would fold to pressure from President Donald Trump to pass the bill fundamentally unchanged, leading to even worse financial and health outcomes than Obamacare.
Arguing for repeal, Stu Burguiere pointed out that Obamacare is harming many Americans, and the GOP's bill may be Congress' only chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the foreseeable future.
"And Ryancare or Trumpcare will hurt people even more,"Glenn countered. "Here's how it hurts people even more. It not only hurts people — you're looking at the tax savings, and so maybe some people have tax savings. That's not going to help us in the long run, because all they'll do is those 'evil people,' they just wanted to have their tax savings. That hurts the conservative movement, because this, whatever it is, will be deemed the conservative health care plan. This is not conservative. This is not free-market. This isn't anything we stand for. This is a progressive health care plan."