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tv   Matter of Fact With Soledad O Brien  FOX  September 24, 2017 11:30pm-12:00am EDT

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' soledad: right now on "matter of fact", the g.o.p. maha pass in repeal obamacare. >> thi a fundamental reason we're in chan i have never, eve anything like this where senators areo vote on something they don't upl soledad: we give you a look at . and three credit report companies gather your personal data.e is hacked. and your identity stolen. now what? >> want to refinance your mortgage? get a car loan? soledad: how do you guard what's in your wallet? plus genius ideas that could solve world problems. what happens if you ask 350
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solutions? we'll open your soledad: i'm soledad o'brien. welcome to "mafa republicans art one lae pinning their hopes for an obamacare repeal a bill introduced by senators lindsey graham of so and bill cassidy of louisiana. the graham-cassidy bill would keep much of the obamacare tax structure ns of funding medicaid and directly, the money would go to states as a block grant. th gives states the responsibilign their own health care systems. a few key points. the bill lets states o of many obamacare regulations allowing states to redefine essential benefits.e medicaid e subsidy funding would be cut going to z next decade. funding to ss is capped so it won't go up and down with the economy. critics say the states that
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expanded medicaid under obamacare and added pele the insurance marketplace will . supports say it will incentivize efficiencies at the state level professor focus health insurance reforms at georgetown university's health to have you. sabrina: thank you.t does that incentivize ef is that, in fact, true? sabr bottom line is they'll be cutting about $250 billion out of federal health care programs particul f low income people. so efficiency, basically, means states will have to decide how deeply t soledad: donald trump tweeted "i would not sign graham-cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. it does! a great bill, repeal and replace." is that in f
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pre-existing conditions? sabrina: well, not really. so what the bill would do is allow states to have insurance companies ch people more based on their health status. so if you had cancer or were having a baby, they could charge you any premiud and the truth is that if you have a pre-existing condition it's will not be able to find affore coverage. soledad: then you haveca this i interview. graham-cassidy will insure more folks and we protect those with pre-existing conditigraham-cass insure more people? sabrina: it's jue math. you can't cut $240 billion out of these federal programs, take money away from states thaai enrollment in these marketplaces and cover more people. it's just simple math.
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it's impossible. so while we don't have an of the nonpartisan budget offic i would say it's going to be anywhere from 20 to 30 million people who will lose cov bill. soledad: here are other specifics. fund block grants to states so people who are not critics of the bill would say this is great news for the stat sabrina: the states get flexibility under this bill. but it's flexibility on what to cut and have to make some really politg decisio. when you think about 2/3 of the medicaid budget goes to care for the elderly and the disabled. half o in this country are paid for b the medicaid program. when you're a state legislator, you have to do i go after grandma? do i go after the babies? disabled people? this is -- this is a lose/lose for states. soledad: money for medicaid expansion will be zero
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the date. sabrina: right this is essentially taking obamacare's coverage expansion and to be clear, we 20 plus million people who gai coverage under the affordable ce act. it just reverts back to before the a.a.passed. it eliminates all that coverage gai many elected officials know that cutting medicaid and medicare is the third rail of politics, right? those wol never come out of their mouths because they recogniz it's very, very challenging. are they lying if they say we're not going to cut medicaid? sabrina: this is a massive cut to not just medicaid expansion but to the core traditional m. soledad: where do you think it goes? sabrina: well, i've been working in hea25 years and i have never, ever seen anything like this where senators are rushingten something they don't understand the implications of. i think there's a decent chanc it seems that the republican y e
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to d for their base and their big donors that are demanding this and they're under a deadline and that sort of creates a perfect storm of what ends up ese members. happening. sabrg with us and thank you always fo through the 101 of health care. really appreciate i happy to do. >> next on "matter of fact", oppo in a case headed to the supreme court. the question -- can your political party draw voting maps to give candid bt at winning? >> redistricting is a political process. >> their voices were being silenced. >> whose argument wins with you? and later, the white house, mar-a-lago, trump tower. or logs for those who come and go be made public? do you have a right to know who's meeting th
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soledad: partisan political divisions are a focu supreme co to hear on october 3rd, a case we talked about last week on a case from wisconsin. les say the decision in this case could change the balance of powe country. two other states in and a state that's controlled democrats, maryland. thes before the supreme court is this k for the political party in control of the state legislatuo w electoral maps that give an advantage to their party? the plaintiff in the wisconsin case claim the republican controlled legislature drew the last out of to give the g.o.p. an overwhel polls. they point to the maps used 200 the onredrawn by g.o.p. leaders afteth 2010 census and used in the 2016 elections. today, we're presenting the two arguments that the court will hear. wisconsin attorney general brad schimel r the state of wisconsin and gerry hebert with thca
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representing the i've asked both men to outline and argue their case for me. mr. schimel, start for me. tell me thl be presenting on behalf of the the things we' that the legislature wisconsin actually followed the traditional redistricting d to keep the districts compac they followed the rules for contiguousness and they follo a avoided splitting up municipal boundaries. the supreme cot has in the past accepted that redistricting is a political process and that winning elections leaves y able to draw the maps and that there's -- they're not go one of the factors in wisconsine ist the demographics. where voters are pa milwaukee c cohe is, we have huge percentages of democratic voters they're clustered very tight together. you have other places wauk
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opposite, republican voters. there's variances around primar big populatire primarily those big populationatar them able to get a perfect mix. but the plaintiffs are -- they won't t but they're really seeming to claim that there's some cons right to proportional representation of political sup soledad: walk me through the case you're goin hebert. gerry: we filed a lawsuit in 2015 challenging the wisconsin assembly districts, the there. 99 districts, about 1/4 of them are represend by democrats and we argued that -- made a claim that the redistricting t they did in 2011 was a partisan gerrymander designed with the intent and the effect of minimizing the minority party,
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in this case, the democr vote t. we a violated the first amendment e and we won in the lower court.t federal court has declared a partisan gerrymander unconstitutional.s so sophisticated and the partisan divide so extreme that what we see is that people entrenched themselves in power in ways through cracking and packing of districts unlike anything we've ever s nation's history. it's so ibdetailed and with surgical like precision p to ensure who is going to win in subsequent elections throughout the enti decade. >> next on "matter of fact", your credit report hacked. your identity st what do you do? >> so no one can use it. >> is responsible for keeping your data safe? and later -- 360 million social media followers?
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find out how they're hoping to feed bil
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we are the tv doctors of america, and we may not know much about medicine, but we know a lot about drama. we also know that you can avoid drama by getting an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. it could save your life. cigna. together, all the way.
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soledad: you may be one of the 143 million american consumers whose personal information was exposed in a data breach at equifax. it's one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies breach occurred bjuly. the hackers got hold of people's names, social security numbers, some instances, driver's license numbers. the breach raises crucial questions abouta chi chi wu worked in the ss and is now with the national consumer law center. a consumer advocacy group, and she join. nice to see you. thanks for talkih us.
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if you think you might be among the 143 million people whose data has been compromised, what shou of all, thank you for having mhe. what we're telling consumers, whether or not they think ke to freeze your credit report. go a. a freeze sort of locks down your credit report so that no one can use it to open up a new credit account. soledad: how do you do that? chi chi: so you have to go te w three credit reporting agencies. equifax, experian, transunion. you have t all three because if your information is out there and you might be t victim of identity theft, they experian r transunn addition to your equifax report to try to open up new credit. so you want to -- you wa it at . you have to go to their websites. you have to goo the web page for security freeze.
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and unfortunately, with experian and transunion, you may have to. equifax has said they're waiving the fee until november 21st. but -- soledad: whi shocking, right? i mean, because they would, i thine like something like 10 bucks depending on what state your in. until no, they're going to kindly waive the fees for us to freeze our credit on something . chi chi: the whole outrageous, you know. we are the victims of this . 143 million of us. yet, we're going to have to go and pay for these freezes to p iden. soledad: i was surprised that these credit reporting agenciey when there's been a breach. why dot not exist or seem very, very weak? chi chi: well, there are l 48 states requiring businesses n a breach of personal
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breach notification laws. they vary. are, you know, very strong, require notification in 30 days. others have a more flexible standard without unreasonable delay. and so we're captive in this. we have very little control. so as a captive, then, all of us, what do we do? what do you think is the fix? chi chi: consumers, obviously have a voice with their members of congra couple of bills introduced af data breac freezes free so that you don't have to pay for them. actually, reimburses people who had to pay something to freeze thei on a broader level, all the problems with credit reporting agencies, thers to try to addre. they're private companies. a is to shareholders, not to
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but to make money, and if you think about where they fit in our cred economy and how important they are and get cre they have a good credit report, you know, we need betto soledad: chi chi wu joining us from boston today. appreciate your time. apprt. thank you so much for having m appreciate it. soledad: my pleafact", presidential meetings at tower mar-a-lago resort. who is meeting with trump? do you have the right to know? and love brain games? think you've got a bit of ge meet three people with genius ideas that could
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soledad: now to a segment we like to call "we're paying
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busy to." this week, several ethics expe information on visitors to president trump's florida resort, mar-a-lago, after filing freedom of information requests, foias for those visitor logs. the justice department released. all of the members of the japanese prime minister's with the president at the florresort back in february. a meeting you'll recall that got lo not-so-private discussion of a federal court ordered them to release records subject to a r. the justice department saying the government believesa information is not subject to foia. the et groups asked for visitor logs for mar-a-lago, trump tower and us for records visiting the president, not his extended family. freedom of information act requests req disclosure of government documents that exempts the white
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house fr requests but the ethics groupe that the visitor logs are under t of the them subject to open records re why is this all impo anyway? president trump d mar-a-lago 25 days between inauguration day and mid may often with high level officials has the rino is meeting with the president wherever he holds meetings, especially giv intersection between the and president trump's vast business interests.s argue of the records provide potentia interest. so now it's back to court as the ethics groups challenge the justice department's deci >> next on "matter of fact" -- meet some good news and then o "national geograhic." three genius ideas. to make the world
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we are the tv doctors of america, and we may not know much about medicine, but we know a lot about drama. we also know that you can avoid drama by getting an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. it could save your life. cigna. together, all the way.
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soledad: some genius ideas caught our eye this . they come from "national geograhic's" chasing genius competition. they to followers across social media with an cr for three pressing problems. how do we make sure the world can serve nine billion people and what would better protect the people submitted ideas. three projects got the green light. asta skocir from the fashion institute of technology won p the environment. her project ca algi knit creates clothing a footwear that's biodegradable made of a material from natural organisms and knit together so when the clothes an wear out, you simply compost t winning idea in the health came from a nonprofit global20
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their project called u.c. could help people in places like rural africa where there's just one optometrist for every eight million people. the u. d like a pair of glasses with attached dials. patients simply dial the lens bars to find their best vision. each setting corresponds to an individual lens snapped into a frame and voila. richard trimble won the global hunger category, his device process a cr staple in subsaharan africa. the process is so time consuming it's tough to prepare enough for one meal a day. new solar powered thresher will increase that number subsnn gets $25,000 towards their pro more importantly, they get to shine a spotlight on these genius solutions to gain attention and assistance from people around wo we like their genius. i'm soledad o'brien. join me next week for "matter of fact." see you th
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