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i'm jim scuitto. >> i'm poppy harlow. we begin with important breaking news this morning, reporting on the president and his relationship and belief in the intelligence community, this is after your stunning exclusive report yesterday about the covert operation to remove a russian informant from very high up in moscow in the kremlin. we will get to those details in a moment. first new reporting to me this morning on the president. >> it's reporting that has consequences for senior security. multiple officials that served under trump tell cnn trump privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to covert sources, including oversea spies who provide the u.s. government with crucial information about hostile countries. in private, the president said foreign spice can change relation with host countries and undermine personal relationships with their leaders, the sources said. the president says we shouldn't be doing that to each other. one former trump official told cnn. in addition his fears for such
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intel excellencegent sources will damage his relationship with foreign leaders, trump has expressed doubts about the credibility they provide. another former official told cnn trump quote believes there are people selling out their country. of course, we should note even in public trump has looked down on these foreign assets because they are known in the intelligence community, responding in reports the cia recruited kim jong-un's brother as a spy. this is what the president said. >> i saw the information about the cia with respect to his brother or half brother and i would tell him that would not happen under my auspices, that's for sure. >> trump's skeptical view on informing informat mants undermines one of the most essential ways u.s. intelligence agencies gather information about u.s. adversaries, including analysis of their capabilities and intentions. gel sentence assessments of national security threats all typically depend on a
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combination of human and signals intelligence and other sources. this includes assessments about a whole host of national security threats. north korea's expanding program and terror threats and military capabilities of russia and china. i will note that if the cia and white house both declined request to comment for this story. >> so, there is that and then there is this other new information that you are gone or can talk about in the last 24 hours from your reporting on that very high level informant within the kremlin. >> that's right this speaks to how high this person was and this was a russian national who had provided information for more than a decade and has risen to the highest structure, they mimic ours, the nnc, someone with such access to the russian president that they had the remarkable ability to even take photographs of presidential documents. so providing enormous insight to
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u.s. intelligence agencies, that insight contributed to the u.s. intelligence assessment on russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including on a crucial find tag president putin directed, ordered that interference and that he did so not just to disrupt u.s. politics, but also to advantage president trump over hillary clinton. so the loss of this asset as it's known in intelligence circles is a real one to u.s. national security. >> and their reasoning behind why it was lost is so sequential, good reporting. great job, stay on it. we know you will. we will stay on it on this show. >> let's get reaction from the kremlin, cnn mathew chance in moscow, the president's spokesman asked directly about this reporting today. >> yes, he was. basically, you will be happy to hear he described your reporting jim as a pulp fiction. cheap sensationalist, nonsense, essentially. you should be flattened by that
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because it's a sign of how sensitive this issue is. because, remember, what was undoubtedly a major intelligence coup for the authorities in the united states, you can see it from the russian point of view. a major embarrassment having revealed in this way that there was a mole working for the united states so high up in the echelons of power right in the sort of corridors of the kremlin, communicating important, sensitive information back to the handlers back in the united states. that's not something that the russians want to talk about. they're embarrassed about this they do not like it. remember, russia has ruthless record when it comes to dealing with its traitors. we don't have to go back very far to see evidence of that, sergei scripo and his daughter a former agent that betrayed his country. back if 2006, alexander
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lipanchenco was poisoned and had an agonizing death in his london hospital bed as well. i can't say for sure, but the expectation is, there will be concerns about the security of this inform mant now as well. >> one note about both the attempted murder and the murder of lipman yenco, both on british soil and substances that threaten those targets but a whole people in the uk, novachuk. extremely radioactive. great to have you on the floor. >> pulp fiction. you should take that as a compliment. >> we are hearing at home this morning from the acting chief of noaa after the "new york times" reported that commerce secretary wilbur ross threatened to fire top agencies if the agency did not support president trump's claims that hurricane dorian would impact alabama. neil jacobs just finished speaking at the national weather association meeting.
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our martin savidge was inside the room there in huntsville, alabama. martin, how did jacobs address this? >> reporter: he walked a very fine line, jim, in support of both the national weather service and, of course, also he seemed to uphandedly be supporting the president as well. it is hard to really describe to you how carefully he was trying to walk a line in between the two. he did not mention the president by name. he did not mention the erroneous tweet that the president put out, talking about alabama being in danger of hurricane dorian. what he did do is go into the difficulty of forecasting and on and on about that. he did, though, also talk about what is up until advisory 29. this is one of the key advisories that came out actually 24 hours before president trump and he made what many mate consider a controversial remark. he said, up until advisory 29, the gulf states, that would include the area of alabama,
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were under more of a threat than the carolinas. there are many in the weather profession that would disagree with that particular characterization, which would seem to lend support to president of the united states. i want you to listen, though, to further comments that came from director acting director jacobs talking about alabama. here's what he had to say. it's an audio recording. >> at what point how bad was alabama in the mix as was the rest of the southeast, the ensembles, not j you the gfs ensembles, the -- roles particularly out in this forecast. >> reporter: now, let's get back to that very controversial statement that came out from noaa. remember, that was unsigned. sow really couldn't trace it back to anyone. but it seemed to support the
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president and at the same time not the birmingham, alabama office, that had come out with a contradictory report that alabama was never in jeopardy. the director, acting director, says the purpose of that statement was to clarify the technical details. what it did not say, however is, we understand and fully support the good intentions of the birmingham weather office as he tried to calm fears in short public safety. he says, no one is going to be fired over this, but it is clear this issue is not going away, jim, poppy. >> marty savidge, glad are you there. let's talk about this and more. good morning to you both. let me begin with you, you had jim hines, the democrat in congress saying if this is true, the "new york times" report tag wilbur ross threatened fire noaa officials if they didn't stand down from contradicting the president. if that's true, wilbur ross should resign. the commerce department is saying this is hogwash.
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this is false. you have john thunes the second ranking republican leader and new chairman saying quote we want the weather service to operate with integrity and without bias. i mean, where have we come that weather has become politicized? >> yeah, poppy. weather, typically, not a partisan issue. both republicans and democrats suffer from natural disasters. they both want to rely on the national weather service to put out accurate information. it's clear from this statement that came out last friday was this was done under duress. this was not a statement they wanted to put out. they were budget it out without a name attached to it several days after the original tweet from birmingham. it was clear that something triggered this and the "new york times" reporting shows that it was the threat of firing that this had become such a hot button issue. something so important to the administration, to the white house, not only do they put out multiple statements from the homeland security adviser and
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the president's twitter account. they pressured normally a political national weather service to put out a statement backing up the president and really undercutting their own officials. so, it was clear that this was done under duress and there were ramification of this are starting to continue into a second week as members of the national weather service pushed back and say that they're not comfortable with the idea of having their service politicized by the white house, by the commerce department or by anyone in the administration. >> it seems what happened here is that several days before, it was possible alabama was in the sights of the storm. by the time the president was tweeting about it, new information had made that no longer true, but to kind of backfill this statement now the wheels, the machinery of government had to kind of come in to defend the president. because he wouldn't admit just a simple mistake there. >> that is the core issue. >> right. i think that's important to raise this. this is something that is truly extraordinary. the machinery of government is
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not supposed to be used for, you know, to cover up for political missteps. that's not the point of government. traditionally, there has been a bit of a separation between the civil service, the people who are supposed to be delivering non-partisan information, in this case for the benefit of the american people's safety. and the white house and more of the political appointees. president trump has really violated that in a number of ways. this administration, we've seen him attack the civil service quite aggressively, certainly the beginning of his time in office. now i think you see that sense that everything is political filtering in a concerning way into these, down into the government. >> that the job is to freeze boss rather than deliver information libel information to the public. >> let's turn the page here. of course, we will stay on the story and see where it all shakes out. but on the economy, which has
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really been propping up the president, you are on the byline of the washington post abc news polling, the headline is that most americans now think that the u.s. economy is going to fall into a recession in the relative near term six and 10. right, there you go. what does this mean for the president? >> well, this is typically for this president, he likes to talk about the economy. he thinks that's the strongest message going into 2020. right now, it seems that people are worried that a recession may be coming. as you said, six if ten americans according to this poll believe recession is likely in the next year,als, six in ten believe that their prices at the grocery store and on the other things they buy will increase because of the president's trade war with china. they directly link the economic uncertainty with the president's trade poises, with the president's economic policies. so what has been a strong suit for the president, the economy is now more of a mixed pag with a lot of american -- mixed bag, with a lot of americans saying it's going to take a turn for the worst, there is going to be
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a slow down. >> that is a difficult message for president trump in the white house to hear. because on every other issue the president is under water. if he starts to fall under water on the economy, it will make his re-election tougher over the next 16 months. >> it seems to be affecting the top line, overall approval. thanks, so much for coming on this morning. still to come this hour, voters hitting the polls right now for a critical race in north carolina. one widely seen as a test for the president and republicans headed into 2020. plus the president says the talks of the taliban are dead. a special envoy to afghanistan says this morning there is still hope for a deal. we'll get into that ahead as well. e amount of student loan debt i have i'm embarrassed to even say i felt like i was going to spend my whole adult life paying this off thanks to sofi, i can see the light at the end of the tunnel as of 12pm today, i am debt free ♪ not owing anyone anything is the best feeling in the world,
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welcome back to this morning. the president's special envoy to afghanistan says the u.s. and the taliban have reached an agreement from principle, pending final approval by the president. >> that agreement would pull the troops in 125 days if the taliban meets certain terms in the agreement. this comes as talks of the taliban were dead. joining me tom reed, he co-chairs the problem solvers caucus, good morning, thank you
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for being with me. >> good to be with you, poppy. >> given that and what they said a few weeks ago in late august, we heard the taliban tell reuters quote we will continue our fight against the afghan government to seize power by force, regardless of any agreement with the united states. do you believe that the taliban can be trusted to truly end the violence if there is an agreement? >> well, the taliban has a rich legacy of not being trustworthy in our group to work with or honor any agreement. the reality of the situation is we will have to have some type of negotiation with the taliban and others in that region to make sure when we withdraw, we don't create a bigger problem down the road for america's interests. >> are you comfortable with those negotiations happening at camp david as the president had planned just a few days before 9/11 and happening without the involvement, at least at the outset of the afghan government s. that the right course?
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>> i'm not so concerned as to where. obviously, i don't appreciate the fact that a member of the taliban would be on soil especially around 9/11 coming to new york. >> that to me needs to be taken into consideration. what i focus is not the where but when and how are we going to withdraw from afghanistan? i think it's prudent for us to do that. and i appreciate the president's disruptive style of at least honoring the commitment of negotiating with anyone he has to in order to keep our men and women in the military safe and sound by bringing them home. >> let's spend some time talking about guns. today the house judiciary committee will vote on a series of gun violence prevention measures, bank high capacity magazines, red flag legislation, a bill to prevent people convicted of misdemeanor and hate crimes when purchasing firearms. you voted against both of the house's background check bills earlier in the year. that was hr8 and hr1112. should the house pass any of those measures i outlined, sir? >> it depends on the details
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when they come to the committee. we'll see. what i believe the better solution is to if cuss focus on who solution? who are committing these acts? they demonstrated they do not have their 2nd amendment fundamental freedom as guaranteed by the 2nd amendment. >> let's spend time on the legislation you have read. you voted on it. both of them, hr8 and hr 1112. which is something that 89% of americans agree should happen and that is universal background checks, something that would have stopped the odessa shooter from getting that gun after he failed that federal background check. listen to your fellow republican of new york peter king just a few weeks ago. >> it's not going to answer all of it. it's a small part. we don't know. we do know it will save lives and it will start making it harder and harder for people who are the most dangerous to obtain
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weapons. >> he says it's not perfect. he says it will save lives. you are co-chair of the problems solver caucus. he voted for a legislation. he was standing alongside chuck schumer at that event. is he wrong? >> i disagree on this issue. i think you go down the slope of universal background, now are you talking law abiding citizens caught up into a system that is proven with a background checks that we have today to be flawed and defective. maybe the better course is if we are going to focus on the background check solution, how do we fix the existing legislation, existing background checks? >> how is it flawed? do you truly not believe, congressman, having universal background checks would save lives? >> what is flawed is you have people in the system today of the existing background check with false information, with erroneous information. >> i get that -- >> with the ability -- >> i get that i'm asking you, clearly, do you really not believe that just having universal background checks,
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which has such overwhelming bipartisan support from american voters, would not save lives? >> i'd be clear with you. i believe in the 2nd amendment, astand on the second amendment. -on-an infringement. >> the second amendment does not say crazy people should have guns. a well reg late militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms sham not be infringed. it says nothing about people that are nuts being able to have guns. it says nothing about people that have true mental illness. those people as well. it says nothing about that, sir. >> now you are talking my language. so if you want to go and establish a system where somebody is adjudicated to be a psychopathic individual with violent tendencies. i don't use the word crazy. i think that's that bridge too far. if you have a diagnosed and declared psychopathic mental
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illness, yes, i would agree with you, that individual should not having a says to a gun. that's not a universe am background check, is everybody has to go into that system and i don't think that's too far. >> congressman, why shouldn't everyone? let me talk about your district. okay. let me talk about one of the people in your district who was murdered just recently. you've talked about him. his name is trevor irby. he was 25 years old. he was murdered with an assault-type rifle at the gilroy garlic festival in california. >> i know trevor. >> you know him? >> i don't know him personally. i know history, yes. >> yet you believe that there should be no legislation, sir, none at all. >> that's not what i'm saying. >> -- limiting those weapons? is that correct? >> that's not what we're saying. what i'm saying is if you attack the what solutions going after weapons per se. >> that is not going to solve this problem. if you use the term crazy, psychopathic individuals adjudicated, i will work with you to say those individuals
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should not having a says to weapons. a defendant criminally convicted and used a weapon in a crime should never have a 2nd amendment right. >> that we can find common ground on. >> on assault weapons, you do not support any legislation restricting them, correct, the same type of weapon that murdered trevor, is that right? >> when you talk about banning assault rifles, i do not support that. because how do you define an assault rifle? i've seen folks throw this out in such a way it would trigger folks with shotguns, rifle, handguns duly licensed and banning the expense. >> that's not the same thing and jim asked you as you know a few weeks ago on this program about high capacity magazines. right, like the one that was used in dayton. do you think there should be any limits on those? >> estand on finding common ground on the who solution i am a firm believer of the 2nd aechltd i stand with the individual and on the side of freedom. >> the house again is voting on these maybes today on a number
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of these measures that i just laid out. what gun reform laws in the united states right now do you support? are there any? >> yes. i supported the background check, fix the knicks act. i voted for that. that was a step in the right direction. and i would also say. >> currently, are there -- proposals out there that you support that you think would help keep americans safer on guns? >> there are proposals, for example, on criminal defendants that have used a weapon for making sure that they have stiff incarceration that would remove the individual from society to commit these crimes, that would prevent a lot of gun violence in our inner cities if particular. i am very supportive of psychopathic individuals that have been adjudicated, losing their second amendment right they get the equipment that we should provide to them to get them into a stable condition. >> that legislative i'm supportive of. >> except without red flag laws don't lose the ability to
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identify those people? >> that's where we are potentially opened to a conversation to be sincerely honest with you. if we engage on the who, you bring more people together. that's where i think there is common ground. >> common ground, we heard this morning they were talking about compromise. i appreciate your time, congressman tom reed. >> great to be with you. >> you got it. >> you got republican support behind red flag laws, that has been opposed by the fra and others in the past. that's notable. >> we'll see. we'll see what happens. these votes are today. is a do-over from the 2018 mid-terms, it may as well be 2020, more on the special election today. it had to be rerun because of election fraud in a previous election. we'll have an update coming up. 3 out of 4 people achieved... ...90% clearer skin at 4 months... ...after just 2 doses. skyrizi may increase your risk of infections... ...and lower your ability to fight them. before treatment your doctor should check you for infections and tuberculosis.
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once again, this is a special do-over election if you will. it's more than a u.s. house seat on the line, though. some see the outcome of today's race between republican dan bishop and democrat dan mccready as a referendum on the president trump presidency in his 2020 election bid. >> the stakes are so high, the president and vice president visited north carolina for a campaign rally.
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joining us to discuss the observe, taylor batten. for folks at home who might forget this this race was voided, first of all, it was tight in 2018, a democrat lost by less than a thousand votes. but it was discovered that the loelt gop committed criminal election fraud to advantage the republican candidate. i'm curious, is that factoring into this race as you are covering it there. >> yes, it sure is. that was one of the factors that tilted this race to be more competitive than it might have otherwise been. you know, after the scandal, it was a fun plan of an election in 2018 voting scandals and the democrat dan mccready who is running again lost by 905 votes, but there has kind of ban little of a stain from that whole episode on the republican party, they've had to overcome that in this race. >> so when you look at history
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here, a democrat hasn't won this district since 1963. the president won it by 12 points. what -- you know but this one's so close. what are the odds that the democrat retakes this seat and what does it tell you even if a democrat comes close about where the political winds are shifting? >> yeah, the reason the rest of the country ought to be in this race it is a referendum on president trump and potential harboring of what's coming in 2020. this was as you said, this was a district that trump carried very easily in 2016 by 12 points and now the republican dan bishop is in a heck of a fight with dan mccready. all those inside polls we are told private polls suggest it is an extremely close race. the other thing about it is that this district is partly urban, partly suburban, exurban and rural, it's got all of it. it goes across north carolina so it is going to really test
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whether those suburban voters that went pretty heavily for trump in certain parts of the country in 2016, how they're feeling now. >> we saw in 2018, the mid-terms, particularly suburban women tended to turn a lot of those swing districts blue from red. final question before we go, the economy, such a key factor as we approach 2020. i'm just curious on the ground there in that district where you are, what are the feelings about the direction of the economy and how might that influence the voting? >> well, that probably differs in different parts of the district. you know the far western end of the district is here in charlotte, where the economy is booming. there are downtown is dotted with cranes everywhere you look. as you go eastward, out into the rural parts of the district, the economy is still strong but not like it is here and so, yeah, if there is any unease about that, that would affect how this race plays out. >> well, we'll know about that warning. you will have a busy night.
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>> we'll know tonight. >> there you go zblpt unless it's really close. it could go longer. >> jim is like a night owl. taylor, thank you so much. we'll see you soon. >> thank you. so, a new question this morning from the oversight committee, did the white house drag its feet when imposing those sanction on russia? coming up, the house oversight committee has major questions on that front for the trump administration. hey, who are you? oh, hey jeff, i'm a car thief... what?! i'm here to steal your car because, well, that's my job. what? what?? what?! (laughing) what?? what?! what?! [crash] what?! haha, it happens. and if you've got cut-rate car insurance, paying for this could feel like getting robbed twice. so get allstate... and be better protected from mayhem...
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. house democrats are pressing
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the trump administration this morning on their decision to delay for months the implementation of sanctions on russia. members of the house oversight subcommittee want to know why it took that time to pose those sanctions, this on russia for the poisoning of exrussian spy sergei spinow and his daughter in the united kingdom. what more are we learning from this delay? >> reporter: that's right. so it took nine months from the time the state department says this action by the russians when they poisoned an exrussian spy and his daughter on uk soil were not legally acceptable by the u.s. it took nine months for the u.s. to put sanction on russia. so that's why this committee is asking questions of the state department. why did it take so long? they want some answers to get some very specific questions. who are the folks that made these recommendations to the white house? what did the recommendations
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say? and who signed off on these sanctions? because according to this letter from the house oversight subcommittee chairman, what actually went into action here was insufficient according to u.s. government officials who had looked at these sanctions in the past. so they also want a transcript, actually of president trump and president vladimir putin when they spoke over the phone in july. really getting down to the nitty-gritty of how these sanction came to from youition. i want to read you a quote from the letter from the house subcommittee chairman saying, quote, your department has claimed on multiple occasions that we condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anyone, under any circumstance. these words ring hollow if they are not enforced through timely, meaningful sanctions and remedial action. so, clearly, they're asking for some very specific questions and a state department official is telling us that after they
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received these two letters in august, it's taken them a while to get the answers, they're expected to give the answers to the committee today. >> kylie, thanks so much for that reporting. still ahead this hour, as people across the u.s. struggle to pay medical costs, cnn investigation shows that one hospital in new mexico is suing thousands of patients to collect debt. many of them say it's devastated them financially. we will have their stories next. i call this dish, "stress." stress can also affect our bodies. so, i'm partnering with cigna to remind you that your emotional and physical health are more connected than you think. go in for your annual check-up. and be open with your doctor about anything you feel. physically, and emotionally. body and mind. s zblrnlgs
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a choice about where you go? >> no. >> how many hospitals are in town in. >> one. >> patients here are at its mercy, forced to pay whatever it charges. patients like donna hernandez, who manages a local hotel here. last year whenen she had the flu and went to the emergency room, she received a bill for $6,000. >> and it was $6,000, two-and-a-half hours in that hospital. >> what did you think when you got a $6,000 bill for two hours of care? >> i was shocked. >>. >> reporter: and when patients can't pay, the hospital will sometimes sue them to collect the money. a cnn investigation of court records shows in the past ten years, carlsbad medical center has sued more than 3,000 people to collect debt. everyone here, donna, victoria pena, misty price and her husband a.j. price have all been sued bety hospital. sometimes as a part of the lawsuit, carlsbad medical center takes money right out of their paychecks.
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it happened to victoria, a teacher's aide. >> why would the hospital do that? you know, you are not just hurting me, or making me pay, you are hurting my husband and my kids and our livelihood. >> so how many of have you either had your wages garnished or are about to have your wages garnished? everybody. so they go right into your paycheck? and take out the money. >> contact your employer. >> they go trooit straight to your hr. >> you can't go anything about it. misty was a single mom when she was sued, raising three kids. she saved stacks of bills and legal papers with her fight with the hospital. >> i had a car repossessed. i lost a house. i didn't know how i was going to support my kids. i mean it makes you not want to get medical care, because they're going to come after you. i've had insurance the entire time. >> you were working at the time?
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>> three jobs. >> reporter: carlsbad medical center says it sues as a last resort. in a statement, the hospital ceo told us, we sue less than one per sent of the patients who receive care at our hospital. before initiating a collection suit against anyone, we make multiple attempt, usually trying to contact our patients ten to 12 times to offer additional discounts off of already discounted charges. in many cases, patients do not respond to our calls and letters. most other hospitals in the area maca different choice. artesia general and lincoln county medical center and none of them sought debt collection. it's not sure how many garnish wages like carlsbad medical center does. a study in virginia found in 2017, 36% of hospitals garnished wages. dr. marty mccare carrie is one of the study authors. >> tell me about carlsbad, new mexico. >> this is a wonderful small
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town of about 28,000. kind of your classic americana town. >> reporter: in his new book, the price we pay, he has a new chapter on carlsbad medical center. we met misty price. she's been sued. her husband was sued. her sister was sued. her sister's husband was sued. her best friend's husband was sued. >> that's a disgrace. how does one local community hospital create all this terror and financial hardship to so many people? we talked to a lot of people whose lives have been ruined him financially. >> but some people might say, look, they incurred the bills, they need to pay their bills. >> doctors and hospitals should be paid fairly, i foreign ministerially believe that oftentimes these patients are being shaken down with the most aggressive and predatory practices we've ever seen in the history of medicine. >> reporter: in a statement, the carlsbad medical center ceo told us absolutely no patient pays the full price of our services.
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we provide charity care for anyone who qualls. for those who struggle to pay their hospital bills, we offer extremely low payment plans. donna eventually got bouven those discounts. her bill was cut in half to a little over $3,000. still steep she says for simple visit to the flu. >> it makes me mad. it angers me you would take advantage of people in a situation where they need medical care. >> do you feel like carlsbad medical center is taking advantage of the fact that they are the only game in town. >> big time. >> oh, definitely. they are going to get every case, every injury, every accident is going to come right here. and i think they pray on that. >> reporter: after being contacted be i cnn, the hospital told us it has a new policy. they'll stop suing patients whose encome is below a certain level. for example, if the patient is single, the hospital won't sue if they earn less than $119,000. for many other patients, the lawsuits will continue, leaving them here at the eddie county
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courthouse. >> this hospital has a big law firm working for it. do you have lawyers working for you? >> no. >> no. >> could you afford to hire la yourself to work for you? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: without legal help, patients often lose these lawsuits from carlsbad medical center, putting them in good company with so many others living in this valley. elizabeth cohen, cnn, carlsbad, new mexico. >> important reporting. still to come a new poll show the president's approval numbers are developing as a majority of americans say they think a recession is likely in the next year. stay with us. the first time. wow, that's clean! cascade platinum.
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