Glenn Beck's extreme optimism about our health care system in face of reform has been punctuated by references to it being called "best healthcare system in the world."
However, before he loved our health care system, he hated our health care system. Following his own surgery back in January 2008, he did a series of stories about "My personal voyage through the nightmare that is our health care system."
At that time, he said "Getting well in this country can actually, almost kill you." "We seem to be a... system now in healthcare that is just trying to shove the patients out that door."
"I was full-fledged suicidal," Beck added. "If they would have come into that room with a handgun. … I would have taken the handgun and ended it all."
"When we got to the ER there was such a lack of compassion. I've never seen anything like it," Beck said.
He also expressed the concern, "This is one of the hospitals where the President of GE goes. If they don't care about the President of GE, do you think they care about poor schlub working stiffs?"
So if his own experience in health care were so terrible, how did he go from thinking the healthcare system was trying to kill him to calling it "the best healthcare system in the world" in just 18 months?
Jon Stewart has more coverage and video.
Glenn Beck elaborated on his own nightmare with our health care system back in January 2008.