willing and able to exploit the country's poor, this trade in human beings looks set to continue. >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm toins. tony harris. deadline day to sign up for the affordable care act. washington mudslide, debt toll toll -- death toll goes up. and a 400,000 camel art piece paid for by u.s. tax dollars.
so just eight hours remain to make the dead line to sign up for health care. enrollment under the affordable care act ends at midnight tonight. david shuster joins us to break down the number. which will ensure the viability of the entire scheme. >> the healthcare.gov.gov received close to 1 million visits this weekend. going into the weekend, according to state and federal enrollment reports at least 9.5 million people who previously did not have insurance had gained coverage. this means the total number of unassureuninsured americans, is
reflected in apology by gallup. at the end of 2013, the amount of uninsured americans had risen from 18%. caring for unassured through hospital or emergency visits somebody has to pay for those costs and that pushes up costs for everybody else. the breakdown of how they did it is revealing. going into the weekend about 6 million americans had signed up at the marketplace exchanges. about 2 million had had absolutely no insurance whatsoever. 4.5 million previously unassured duels to do it. -k a rand survey found this
figure is less than 1 million. most americans who lost their old policies were given new ones by their insurance companies or these found competitively priced alternatives on the exchanges. this is working as far as petting people coverage -- getting people coverage. but insurance companies need a certain ratio of healthy people buying in along with older individuals who are participating. going into this weekend, the ratio was 26%. that's why the push here at the end has been aimed at younger people. the participation of these so-called young invincibles is crucial and that's what the data the experts are anxiously awaiting. the data should come out hear it in the week and tony, it should speak volumes as if this method is sustainable.
>> thank you, david. technical issues to say the least. there was an error message on healthcare.gov, and one a couple of hours ago when the website went down and now it appears the website is down for a third time. the reason, too many people on the site at one time. libby casey is in washington. how are people responding to this? >> the last minute push to the website couldn't handle the traffic. they were getting a lot of hold on hold on messages. overnight the website went down for what the white house described as routine maintenance and didn't get back up until 9:00 a.m. eastern time, really hurting the process of trying to get it done first thing in the morning. jay carney had advice for people
trying to stand up. >> they ought to make a call to the call-in center, ought to start the process of enrolls, if they start they -- enrolling, they can get registered. >> he says they will be able to do it no matter how long it takes. >> more than 6 million have signed up yet millions of americans still can't afford the plan. >> that's right tony. there are a lot of people who are caught in the so-called coverage gap. they live in states that elected not to expand medicaid coverage so for many of them free clinics like one we visited in arlington, virginia are their last hope. >> once a month for four months, diane brown has come to the arlington free clinic in virginia hoping to get care. in this is it for anyone who
doesn't have medical insurance and can't afford it this clinic is the only way. and unfortunately it is the only one here in our area. >> the clinic serves 1700 people but has to turn away hundreds more so it holds a monthly hottary to pick about 2 dozen -- lottery to pick up about two dozen new patients. good hopefully i'll win the lottery and be accepted. >> without a disability or dependent children she doesn't qualify for medicaid. virginia has the fourth toughest eligibility requirements in the country. she's caught in the coverage gap. >> every place i call obamacare they talk about is two, three and $400 a month. if you only get 9-something a month you can't afford that. so the free clinic is really my only chance of receiving medication. >> if brown received more money she could qualify for federal subsidies. the obama administration intended an expanded medicaid
program to cover patients like her. virginia's democratic governor wants to expand medicaid but the republican controlled house is fighting it, citing long term cost. so the arlington clinic is busy as ever. >> most people have families, many have jobs, one, two, three jobs, what they lack is health insurance. >> judy steiner kelly directs clinic administration. waiting to see if he will be chosen, kevin jackson. >> i got here early this morning so i could get some health care assistance. like i say i'm trying to take care of my health today, and you know, hopefully, i be the one. >> some are lucky. >> n-1. >> yeah, we got with it, yeah! >> very excited. i'm happy. the last ticket and i finally got in scham. >> others are not.
>> gok in! >> others are not. >> their numbers and they can be treated. >> diane brown said she will be back next month because it is her only option. good i'm positive, looking forward, motivated, i'm going to keep coming because one day i'm going to get that number, i'm going to get it. >> the forecast deadline may be here but hopeful visitors are more concerned about another date, the clinic's next lottery. tony, there are some visiting the clinic who are capable of getting subsidies or medicaid. the clinic has to take on the added responsibility of educating them, help direct them to their options so they are not just going for free health care. it is giving the clinic a lot to juggle as they try to deal with patients. >> libby casey, thank you. how effective has the health care law been?
impact state by state, coming you up at 4:30. a break for crews in washington state. could make sifting through debris a little bit easier. sabrina register, is in the state for us. how are conditions there affecting workers? >> reporter: well, tony, they're a lot better today than they have been in the last few days. we had a very stormy weekend but right now we've got clear skies, even some sunshine, temperatures in the low 60s. so it's certainly helping crews who continue to comb the debris field looking for the 30 missing people. about 120 personnel are on the ground today, that includes professional search and rescue crews as well as, looking for personal memorabilia for families. they have a much easier time
getting to the debris field. they have opened a former power utility road, access road and now they are able to get into the debris area, versus having a helicopter transport them from one side of the disaster to the other. >> there's still active search out there and they're being successful. very successful. and very methodical in moving through the search operations. we have approximately 120 personnel out this, we're a combination of volunteers and professional search and rescue teams working on that. also folks are still working on the road, improving that, the bypass service road. >> crews are making headway. they're also making headway moving the debris. we were told last night they had moved something 450 feet out of the 6,000 feet of debris covering state route 530.
>> sabrina, appreciate it, sabrina register with us in arlington, washington. dire reports from a u.n. group on climate change. scientists say we need to take immediate action to counter the effects of this pan made calamity. jonathan betz is with us. jonathan. the world's top polluters like china, united states, india cause most of the problems but the poor countries are suffering the most. places like bangladesh. warnings, conditions across the maplantplanet are only going tot worse. europe could see more killer heat waves. weather affecting life stock and crops, crops like wheat, united states will see more extremes,
we're already seeing less snow in the west. the snow that does fall is melting earlier leading to more droughts and more wildfires. the west will see more massive floods. there is a bright spot here. the study says companies and individuals seem to be taking global warming seriously and there is time to slow some of the effects of pollution, tony. >> thank you jonathan. rising sea levels, already noticeable on the islands in bangladesh. more from bangladesh now. >> mohamed never felt it would happen to him. he always thought he and his family would be safe. >> translator: even a year
ago, you couldn't see the river from here, it was miles away, and barriers of erosion but the waters broke through anyway. >> reporter: this used to be the room where his family would eat, now they're forced to eat in the open. mohamed was born in the south. he spends his whole hive here -- life here. process many locals on the island have gone through eight nine even ten times. the locals here say that just ten years ago it used to take two whole days to walk from here to the river bank. stretching out from here there used to be a dozen villages. today they are all gone. according to experts climate change is to blame for the disappearing act. rising sea levels and a river that crashes down on its shores harder than ever thanks to erratic rains. >> the developed countries are responsible so that developed
countries, the highest carbon users have to take the responsibility of these climate changes. >> there aren't enough of them. >> translator: the demand for these houses is much more than the supply. there's so many people who have lost their homes the demand is too much. >> even some of these villages have already been lost to the encroaching waters. so far half a million residents of bola have been displaced. they fear it won'ting long, before they face the same fate. >> north and south korean exchanged artillery fire, shooting more than 500 rounds, the south fired back. some 300 rounds in north korean waters, none of the shells were fired at land or military installations. secretary of state john kerry
returned to the middle east today, during a crucial time in peace talks kerry will try to rescue negotiations that appear to be on the brink o breaking dn public health. nick schifrin joins us, nick, the u.s. desperately wants these talks to advance. it is even talking about releasing a pan who spied on the united states for israel. >> reporter: yes, tony desperate i think is the right word. for 25 years cia directors have all threatened if authorities release jonathan pollard. that is exactly what this u.s. administration is considering right now in its current talks with israel and the palestinians. they are discussing the possibility of releasing pollard early. he's up for parole next year but they have talked about releasing him early as a way to perhaps
convince the israelis to extend the current talks which as you say are on the brink of collapse. just to give you a sense of why those cia directors have been upset about the possibility of the release of pollard, he stole about 2,000 documents from the cia, took them out in suitcases, literally walked out of the agency, there was one story about how one of his colleagues held the door open for him. those documents contained nuclear information on pakistan, the soviet union, all of which pakistan wanted. you cannot let him free, that's exactly what the u.s. is considering the possibility of, hasn't been offered yet but considering that possibility. >> to extend those talks, as it stands now what is the chance that these round of talks might be extended?
>> reporter: well, right now israel has refused to release the fourth batch of prisoners which was promised this weekend. palestinians say if this doesn't happen by tomorrow we walk. deal is over, talks are over, john kerry has come here 13 times, he has put his personal prestige on the line, president obama has also put his personal prestige on the line saying this is, if these talks collapse a lot of work will be lost, what kerry is doing intonight in meetings with netanyahu especially, trying to convince the palestinians whatever deal kerry can convince the israelis to make, to continue these talks, there is no guarantee they will continue and on the brink of collapse at the time. >> nick schifrin, thank you. russian prime minister dimitri
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has led to 13 deaths and led to the recent recall of 2.6 million cars. new rules to provide road safety, the government says rules made after 2018 those cameras are designed to increase visibility for drivers when reversing. according to official estimates, backup accidents cause a total of 210 deaths a year. peaceful protest towrnd mayhem over a serious of shootings -- series of shootings by police in albuquerque new mexico. demonstrators rallied for two hours on sun, police in riot gear lobbed tear gas at angry mobs who say the police are involved in far too many shootings. since 2010, there have been 33
officer-related shootings, 22 of them fatal. david correa, david, good to talk to you. let me see if i can dive into this at the meat-end here. what is the probable with the albuquerque police department as you see it. >> that's a question we have been asking for a long time, some activists have been asking this since the '60s and as i see it there are two answers to that question. the first is that in some ways the albuquerque police department is remarkably violence, militarized force, it has a long history of targeting young chicago kah chicano men, s something rotten in the albuquerque police department. that's not the only issue. it is not there's an idiosyncratic violence going on at the albuquerque pd, also in poverty and we're talking about
a community in which the homeless are criminalized and the mentally ill are criminalized and when james boyd was killed by police on march 16th he was killed for doing the same thing everybody else does. he put his head down to go to bed and because he was homeless around the shelters were closed that was a criminal act and it brought him into confrontation with the police. a long standing pattern of cultural viebles at apd. >> -- violence at apd. >> you want the department of justice to take over the apd, is that something within its purview? >> well as we know from the department of justice and fbi they pretty much do whatever they want. and so it's sort of the better of two bad options. we do want the department of justice to come in because we really have to remove apd leadership entirely.
and to move political authority over the mayor's office and this is no way for that to happen without getting help in that. so we make that demand of the department of justice to put apd in receivership. >> i want you to explain it from your point of view a little more fully. you say the police department has a military mentality. mistaken that. >> well, i think -- explain that. >> well, i think the photos could tell it much better than i could do it here. apd over the last 15 years have become increasingly more militarized. consider everyone a threat, consider everyone they encounter on the street is armed. if you look at the video of the shooting of james boyd you could see it was a military operation. it's really a military force in
albuquerque in the a civilian police force. >> david, appreciate your time, appreciate it, thank you. the controversy over the albuquerque police department is playing out on line as well. maria innes ferre is here with that side of the story. maria. >> he just tweeted out earlier, there is going to be a community forum at the center for police justice. demands and plans for action. as far as the protest that went on yesterday and past midnight one of the groups that has been active in gathering people is anonymous. it's a loosely organized group of activists and hacker and they have these masks on usually and they also have the slogan, "expect us." just today, they tweeted out there, albuquerque police
department, it's too late to expect us. they sent out this youtube video, they are calling from the protests of yesterday, warning the albuquerque police department that they were going to be hacked. the particularly deactivated its twitter account and facebook account and the a prchltd website was down -- apd website was down for some time. anonymous told me they were responsible for that. the police department has not confirmed that yet. legion ops support anonymous, they sent out this statement, tear gas canisters, there has been a twitter account that seems to have been set up today, because just today this twitter account started tweeting out messages like we need to step up to the plate and support the apd against these outsiders and
troublemakers. ashley tweets out, i'm proud to be the mother of two apd officers. >> well in fairness, i think it must be said that we've been trying to reach out to the mayor's office, to get the police chief or police commissioner to talk to us about this issue. we have been unsuccessful so far but we'll continue to try because when you hear things like we just heard from david, talking about the police force being militarized, that's pretty strong language, that it needs to be put into receiver ship that's pretty strong language. the other side confident you don't want people taking a peaceful demonstration, what they consider to be valid issues, and turning it into just a real mess, right? bad apples so to speak. >> that's true and a lot of online action about that.
>> well, today is the last day to sign up for health care coverage under the affordable care act. since enrollment began, lat least 9.5 million people who did not have health insurance are now covered. the website in charge of signups has had a number of technical issues offer the last six months. we have documented it here. it went down at least twice today. but in president obama's home state of illinois getting the word out has proven to be the
hardest steps. ash-har quireshi has the story. >> the deadline for health insurance under the affordable care act. >> we have an rv that's traveling across the state. all our advertising is reminding people, march 31st is the last day so don't wait, get it done now. >> going door to door looking for people who are unshurnd. it has not been a completely smooth process for many. like 27-year-old single mother jack lynn diaz. >> i left a message to a person who supposedly had my case. we went back on, and had to reapply through the whole application again. >> but today's date is a soft
one. the obama administration issued a soft extension. the concern is the administration's enrollment goal of 7 million, is less achievable. >> we're getting mixed signals, is there wiggle room? what penalty do i really face if i don't follow through and get health insurance? is that going to be enforceable? is there going to be an individual mandate that means anything? >> according to a survey, when the health care signup really was and half said they plan to remain u uninsured. >> i found out about it today actually. i found out about it today as i was walking down the street, one
guy told me you need to apply. >> reporter: there are various exemptions under the foocialght that -- forecas affordable care. >> penalties could be $95 or 1% of yearly income whichever is higher. >> on average in illinois a person may see about 30 different plan options. there is help out there to help you get through the process but you need to start right away, you don't need to wait until the last minute. >> missing the deadline completely would mean a wait until the next open enrollment, this november. ash-har quraishi, al jazeera, chicago. >> the law's effectiveness varies state to state. state run health exchanges like the ones in illinois have generally speaking succeeded in getting people signed up. but for the 20 states using a federally run exchange the
process hasn't worked quite as well. joining us is mary agnes kerry, she is a reporter with kaiser health news. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> am i right in saying that even what i suggested there is not the case from state to state? there are some place wrest the federal exchange seems to be -- where the federal exchange seems to be working pretty well and i'm thinking of maryland and oregon that have set up their own exchanges and they are having all kinds of problems right? >> they are having technological problems. in maryland, they start rebuilding that system modeling on connecticut's health exchange which has had a much better result. >> so national numbers for enrollment under the affordable care act, seem pretty good, right? but are these numbers painting a true picture in your view of enrollment around the country? >> the real issue here is what happens in risk pools at the
state and the local level. so now the last number we got from the federal government received was about 6 million. they said they hit this marker. with all this traffic they may hit more. what really matters is how many healthy people are in the risk pool, the ones covered by insurance. there is a focus on young and healthy, but a healthy 50-year-old would be better than a sick 26-year-old. once these people are in the participants will have their history with claims. the open enrollment period in november will give us an idea of what the premiums will cost for next year. >> mary agnes will you mistaken to us the medicaid gap and how it's factoring into disparities? >> the medicare expansion was
made optional and about half the states and the district of columbia have expand it it. if you make up to $16,000 a year and your state agrees to expand medicaid you will go on the medicaid program. if you are below 100% of poverty, 11,400 for an individual and your state has said no, we don't want to expand medicaid under the haw because you are at 100% of poverty or below in income you are not allowed to get that subsidy and go on the exchange. what we find is millions of people, rough nim 5 million may -- number 5 million, they make the poverty line or blow they're not allowed to get those subsidies. >> are these states principally red states? >> most of them are republican dproafns. there are some republican governors that have embraced the change.
the legislatures have simply said this is something we don't want to do. sometimes they say they think medicaid is a flawed program to begin with, it doesn't in their view serve their people properly. they don't want to expand it. while the federal government is paying for this new population 100% for three years it tapers down to where the government is paying federal government 90%, the state pay 10%. some state governors say even though they pay 10% we can't take this on. even though it's a ideologi idel division, they can't take it on. >> in some cases those governors those legislators are choosing to life that money on the table, correct? >> that's correct. >> what are some of the states that are performing the best right now and why? >> california is doing really well. new york is doing really well. vermont is doing really well. part of the reason is that the state legislatures and the governors there embraced the
expansion, they have the benefit of a system that actually works well. maryland is a state they really intrease embraced the health la. oregon is another state where things have just not worked well there. >> mary agnes kerry, we didn't get political at all. mary agnes kerry is a reporter with kaiser health news. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> efforts to find the missing malaysia airliner, that disappeared three weeks ago, a u.s. navy ship with a black box detector, the fastest way to find out what happened, despite repeated failures. australia's prime minister says the intensity of the search is increasing. turkey, decisive victory,
the country stands deeply divided. aal jazeera's omar alsala reports. >> people are getting on with their lives but are thinking about the polarized elections and their result. >> translator: the government thinks they've been acquitted from all the tape that came out but i don't believe that. >> the people have shown they don't beef in the smear campaign and have shown they stand by their government. >> prime minister recep tayip erdogan says the results prove his critics wrong. some analysts say erdogan has organize accused them of orchestrating smear campaigns against his government. >> now the government will go after gulanists within the
framework of the law. >> reporter: the main opposition are disappointed with the initial results but the leader of the people's party is promising to fight on. >> we didn't get the votes we expected. i did what i could as party leader. this is the beginning. we will come back much stronger. >> turkey will probably remain politically divided as it prepares for the presidential election in august and next ye year's primary election. >> al jazeera ifnl. >> in kenya and the blast was centered in an 88 of nairobi popular with somali residents. no one has taken responsibility but recent attacks have been
linked to al shabaab. in pakistan a special court indicted former president per vest matpervezmusharraf. in senegal, the government has closed the land border with guinea after 78 people died from the ebola virus. residents are avoiding the city's hospital over fears the virus could spread from patients there, senegal, this is the first ebola outbreak in 20 years. slave-like working conditions, in london. that's according to human rights watch, which released a report
on the lives of domestic workers. as lawrence lee reports, the law offers very little protection. >> the focus is on filipino workers who come to london with their wealthy sponsors, the system is called cathala, it allows them to effectively enslave them. this woman ended up taking an overdose. >> i took pills and went to the bedroom. my employer said are you crazy? i said i want to die. >> reporter: wass extraordinary is the slavery happens in the very wealthiest part of the city. simply transported their rules and their staff to london on the assumption that they can get away with it just as easily
here. but cafala isn't the only thing set to be behind this. rules put in place by the home office two years ago to cut down of immigration, tie the visas together of worker and employer. say filipino workers are left with no rights. >> you have no opportunity to change anything. not being fed, not being paid, abused, because you know if you run away from your employer, you will become undocumented. >> the home office is standing by its visa rules, abuse of domestic workers is unacceptable they said but they have actions and are provided with a letter informing them of their rights in the u.k. and where to get help if needed. human rights watch which
published the report says the rules are not working. >> there's no method to check on domestic workers once they're in the u.c. their employers told them to lie, saying in the visa application we're going to pay our worker 1,000 pounds a month, instead they pay them 200 per month which they send directly to the relatives, which they do not see. >> not cover abuse of domestic satisfy their rights seem to be solely in the hands of their employers with few checks on their welfare. lawrence lee, al jazeera, london. >> maria innes ferre is back. >> tony, a report on last summer's asiana airlines attack,
airlines systems should have warned the crew of the low air speed. the exact cause has still not been determined. in california rescuers have called off the search for a man who was swept out to sea during a baptism ceremony. 43-year-old benito florez was helping baptise people in the pacific ocean. during the ceremony a wave carried him away from the shore. searchers said it would be difficult for anyone to survive more than a half hour in the cold water. the attorney general is suing federal express for illegally shipping cigarettes. the attorney general says it cost the state $10 million in lost revenue. >> opening day of the babble southbound. >> okay! >> here we go. big changes to start the season.
major league baseball has changed views in the number of challenges a manager has, a maximum of two. hopefully reduce the number of home plate collisions and this will be the final year of the man who signed off on both of those rules. commissioner bud selig will retire after this season. milwaukee brewers star was ruled out instead of safe. the rule lasted 58 seconds so it's already in action. >> television experience of all sports at home, you got to catch up lisa stark maria. >> thank you. >> coming up on al jazeera america, japan's whale hunt derailed. and a $400,000 camel art piece
only on al jazeera america >> it is a landmark ruling that puts a temporary stop to japan's yearly hunt. not for scientific purposes as japan claims. aandrew thomas has more. >> it all boils down to a verdict at a took two hours to mistaken but has one message, japan's whaling program is not for scientific research and should end immediately. >> evidence suggests little attention was given to using nonleadal research message, funding considerations rather than strictly scientific criteria, played a role in the
program's design. >> an internationally agreed moratorium bans whaling but there is an exception for scientific research. japan claimed its whaling program was just that. australia said the scientific argument was merely cover for the operation. whales might need to be killed for scientific research but it found japan's manifests could not be justified particularly -- methods could not be justified. particularly the number killed. japan's chaim that the definition of scientific whaling was whatever one country decided it was, was rejected. >> the court for the first time made it cheer that the test for what is scientific doesn't depend on just one country. it depends on looking at the overall context of the treaty and this test of reasonableness.
japan made a mischasing as to what they were entitled to. >> the big question as to whether rejecting the scientific program means it will never be able to whale again. this is a big victory for australia, cover for a commercial operation was right, it could come up with another scientific whaling program the one that court would accept or kills fewer of them or more awkward, it could withdraw from the whaling institution altogether and whale again, without pretending it's for scientific purposes. but japan's whaling program looks to be dead in the water. >> let's turn to captain paul watson, the founder of the environmental group sea shepherd. he joins us from vermont, captain good to see you, thanks
for your time. serl members of sea shec shephed were in the courtroom when this decision came down. what do you any of the decision? >> we are very happy about it. the japanese wes were killing ws and the decision vindicates us in that and we're quite happy. >> the program established in 1986, 12,000
>> planned meeting with mahmood abbas, instead secretary kerry will meet with a lead palestinian negotiator. the aim is at restoring shaky peace talks. and dire warnings from an u.n. panel of scientists who say the effects of climate change can be seen across the globe. we so could be seeing famine and drought if we do not fix it.
>> those are the headlines, i'm tony harris in new york city. "inside story" is next. if you like more information on any of the stores go to our website at www.aljazeera.com. >> both its biggest fans and strongest opponents said that nafta was going to bring the america, mexican and canadian dismiss. now who was right about nafta? that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray