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♪ hello and welcome to al jazeera. the sun is setting in washington and there is no solution in site to prevent a government shutdown. in congress there has been talk but no compromise. and across the country americans wait to see how their lives will be impacted. ♪ >> six hours and counting until what could be the first government shutdown in more than 17 years and there are no signs that congress will reach a deal to keep the government open. a short time ago, president obama spoke about the impact of
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a potential shutdown and urged congress to find a way to break the log jam. >> congress needs to keep our government open, needs to pay our bills on time, and never ever threaten the future of america. my hope and expectation is in the 11th hour wednesday again, that congress will choose to do the right thing. >> mike viqueira joins us from capitol hill, and was this another bully pulpit moment? >> i think that's exactly what it was. the president senses he has the advantage. he wanted to punctuate a day of senate and democratic unity across the board. all eyes are on the house of
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representatives, tony, where republicans are having their problems. we understand [ technical difficulties ] key provision of the president's health care law, try to second it back over to the senate with just hours left to go. the president hit hard at republicans. he pressed that advantage, and they struggle so come up to a response and that is restore funding to obamacare. let's listen to a little bit more of what the president had to say. >> one faction of one party in one house of congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut the entire government just to refight the results of an election. keeping the people's government open is not a concession to me. keeping vital services running and hundreds of thousands of americans on the job is not something you give to the other
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side. it's our basis responsibility. >> where are we now, tony? house republicans met in the basement of the capitol for about an hour and a half after they got the so-called clean spending government that would fund the government for another six weeks or so without a cut to the health care act. john boehner appeared before cameras and explained. >> we're going to move here in the next several hours to take the senate bill, add to it a one-year delay of the individual mandate on the american people, and get rid of the exemption for members of congress. >> tony you can't emphasize it enough, republicans are in disarray, democrats are united. it is a big problem for john boehner at this time. harry reid is the democratic leader, he says no how, no way they're going to negotiate over
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the health care law. >> every step of the way boehner knew what was going on, but it doesn't matter. we are not going to mess around with obamacare, no matter what they do. >> reid is number two in the senate, dick durbin accused the republican leadership of cowardice. >> so if the government who stays home and goes to work, jonathan bets is here with some answers. >> the entire federal government does not close, but a huge chunk of it would. let's talk about what will not change first. social security payments will still go out on time, doctors and hospitals will still get paid by medicare and medicaid, and soldiers will remain on duty
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but their paychecks may be delayed. the post will keep on delivering the mail, but close to a million other federal workers will not go to work. national washings, museums, monuments all closed. also almost all of the irs will actually shut down, tax returns will still be due but no more audits, and getting a home loan approved by the federal housing administration is going to take a long time. thousands of government workers, inspectors will also stay home those range from food inspectors to those who work on car recalls, and medical research will be disrupted. and finally turns out most of the department of education would also shutdown and if the shutdown lastst longer than a week that would severely delay
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funding to local school districts and colleges across the country. most agencies can handal brief interception, but the longer this drags on the more damaging it become, tony. >> jonathan appreciate it. thank you. across the country many people are wondering and worrying about how their lives could be effected by a shundown. we're joined by jonathan martin and militia chen at the golden gate national recreation area. a beautiful location that may be shut down tomorrow. melissa. >> reporter: well the bridges shrouded in san francisco's famous fog , so you can't really see it. but it would include golden gate park as well as alcatraz could
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shut down tomorrow. now we understand that the people will get a refund, but it doesn't change the fact that many people have traveled across the country and frankly across the world to san francisco and they will be severely disappointed. every single national mark -- park will be effected. 287 million people visit the national parks last year alone in 2012. and we were curious how this would effect federal employees working for the national park service, and the answer they gave us were very uncertain. >> we just are waiting for the direction to come from the department of interior to the national park service, and they will share with us what level of closure there is, if there is one, or hopefully we're all remaining very hopeful that
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there won't be a government shutdown. >> well, what is really incredit super bowl they said they really weren't getting any direction at the federal level. even the department of interior really doesn't know what is going to happen in the coming days. and the sense we got is these people are frankly winging it. the staff is going to be bare bones, but even among the few who will continue working, when i asked do they know when they will be paid, the answer was no. >> militia thank you. and within the last hour the u.s. senate has voted in favor of a house republican bill, civilian employees will still face furloughs. how are the people reacting?
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>> there is a sense of relief for a lot of those active military workers, but the civilians are still watching this, waiting to see exactly what will happen, and while so much of this is being debated in washington, when you think about it the small communities like this one could feel it the most. there are some 1900 civilian government workers here in this town. we're talking about people who help these families, who help these soldiers, they could be impacted. as far as the number here, we're not sure, 400,000 has been thrown around on the department of defense level. what we could see starting term is some of these active duty personnel will have to pick up the slack. but the first responders, krim
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scene investigators and some of the essential folks would still report, as to numbers we're still waiting to see what those would be. >> we also have to consider those who rely on military families such as small businesses. do you have a sense the toll might take on them? >> as i mentioned here specifically, i know that $4.7 billion or so every year is a direct economic impact from the actual base here. a small rural community here in kentucky. so any shutdown or furlough would be a big impact. there's 11% unemployment rate, so any jobs leaving this community wouldn't be good. >> all right. jonathan martin for us, good to speak with you. thank you. let's take a big step back for a moment and bring in "real money"'s ali velshi for some
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perspective on how this situation is already impacting the business world. what are your thoughts on it more generally, ali. >> i have used this description before, but the u.s. economy is like a runner that is picking up some speed. it's not going as fast as we would like, but it's picking up speed. i think it's dumb to try to trip that runner midway like this. i understand things happen elsewhere, this is not none of the above. so i just don't see the point in playing with the potential pos parity of americans. >> yeah, and the markets are watching, right? >> yeah. >> the street is watching and reacting? >> yeah, the market was down about a percent. now i will tell you, tony, if you look back at a year, the s&p
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500, the dow, they are up 16, 17%. so if you are upset what is going on this week, look at the right side of that chart. generally speaking, markets are very strong, but this is just the prelude to the much bigger debate, the debt ceiling. >> what do you think about that? >> when you see the market reaction this week, it's because they are waiting for that. they are saying if these guys can't do the most basic thing they have to do, how are they going to handle the debt ceiling which is serious because if they do something that causes america to miss a payment, our cost of borrowing goes up. when the fed's cost goes up, so does everybody else's cost.
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so i'm much more bothered by the type of decisions that lead to this happening. >> ali will be talking about this and much more at the top of the hour. all right. ali see you then. and stay with al jazeera for continuing coverage of the looming government shutdown, and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. a serious humanitarian crisis has been the focus at the united nations today. the security council heard testimony about the aid needed to help millions of refugees. and syria's foreign minister addressed the united nations and made a shocking announcement. >> he said the war in his country was not a civil war, but a war against al-qaeda.
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those he labeled terrorists were the ones who used chemical weapons he claims. >> translator: terrorists who used poisonous gases in my country have received chemical agents from regional and western countries well-known by all of us. >> reporter: -- >> translator: ballot boxes for free and fair elections remain the only solution to decide on the options of the syrian people in determining their own future. >> reporter: after friday's unanimous society in the security council, there's hope of another unified effort by the international community. senior un officials have called for better access to syria for humanitarian agencies. diplomats are working on a strongly worded statement to be issued by the president of the
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security council. a presidential statement would be important because it would show the joint position of all 50 members of the security council. it is not legally binding in international law, however. >> aid workers state takes months to get visas to enter the country. a statement from the security council might provide pressure that would lead to better access. james bays, al jazeera. netenyahu will address the general assembly on tuesday. but today he met with president obama at the white house. >> iran is committed to israel's destruction. so for israel, the -- the ultimate test of a future agreement with iran is whether or not iran dismantels its
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military nuclear program. we have a saying in hebrew [ inaudible ] you would say, the bottom line. >> president obama said iran has to prove by its actions that it is committed to international laws. ♪ it has been rainy. it has been windy in the pacific northwest. we have got video to show you of all of that rain coming down. several storms rotating around a large area of heavy pressure has brought this rain. this is record rainfall, literally going from our nice, hot, summer, right over to fall, and some leaves didn't even have time to change. you can see how these trees came down, because the heavy rain came down with the winds, and the leaves helped to grab on to the wind and pull trees down
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faster. rain amounts have been impressive. even today, for areas around the san juan islands. you think the pacific northwest gets a lot of rain, but it doesn't get as much rain as even places in arizona can at times. so that is where the bulk of the rainfall is, in the midwest. these are impressive entire month of september records. portland, oregon since 1972 you have not gotten this amount of rain. and same story for olympia. it is still soggy in the northwest. >> all right. rebecca thank you. we'll hear from a democrat and a republican in washington. the "washington post" reporting.
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this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >> obama administration officials said they need to enrol 2.7 u.s. redents between the ages of 18 and 35 in exchange plans to balance risks and hold down costs. will they enrol come 1 october - should they pay the face. >> joining me now is jen mishory, deputy director of young invincibles, she's in washington d.c. and yevgeniy feyman, a research assistant at the manhattan institute. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you yevgeniy feyman. the young people are crucial to the success of obamacare. >> absolutely. they'll balance out the risk pool, they'll
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keep premiums that need the insurance, and the administration is reaching out to them. >> jen, the young invincibles are in the 18-34 group. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories.
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♪ the second phase of the bp oil spill trial is underway. attorneys for both sides are arguing over how much oil spilled into the gulf back in 2010. bshsp faces as much as $18 billion in fines. the company says it complied with all government regulations. attorneys for the plaintiffs say the company delayed response and underestimates how much oil leaked out of the well. the "washington post" reports that marine corps commanding has fired two generals. it sites two attacks in afghanistan where marines were killed. this would be the first time since the vietnam war that a general has been dismissed
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following a successful enemy attacks. popes john paul the 2nd and john paul the 23rd are on their way to st.hood. hundreds of thousands are expected to be in rome in april for the catniced. pope benedict might join pope francis at the ceremony. >> reporter: the announcement today that two deceased popes will be initiated into st. hood while two living hopes are at the ceremony is an historic moment never happened before in the catholic church. it is also seen as a way to draw a line of continuity between two popes who were huge and historic hopes during the 20th century.
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and it's no coincidence, many say that it is pope francis will be preceding over this event. the process for st. hood was a little bit different. normally it takes five years after a person's death to have the process of st. hood begin. 2005 when the multituded came here, the call for st. hood now was so loud that apparently then pope benedict heard the call and initiated the process almost immediately. in the case of john the 23rd. there is only one miracle confirmed. normally it takes two. so come springtime this square
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will be filled with people praying and celebrating the lives of these two historic men. in many ways this allows for the faithful to have a connection to a pope from living memory, someone they can relate to, someone they saw on the television screens and news broadcasts, and that's important to the vatican, to provide living tangible examples of how a catholic should live and what st. hood is all about. kenyan soldiers have been accused of luting a nairobi mall attacked last week. more than 65 people died in the seize that lasted several days. kenyan soldiers were also accused of luting at the airport in august. ♪
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ross is here with the headlines in sport and a day of reckoning in chicago. >> yeah, the cubs decide to pull the trigger and fire their manager? two seasons cubs 7 games under .500. the cubs are expected to pursue yankees manager joe girardi. the patriots are improved to 4-0 but their defensive captain could be done for the season. he tore his right achilles in this place last night. that is a huge blow for new england. and speaking of injuries, jay locker had to be carted off of the field when he injured his happen on this nasty hit right
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here. titans still awaiting more test results, but the team believes that locker will be out for at least month. and tonight you have the undefeated saints and dolphins on monday night. and the race and rapingers will play a tiebreaker, tony, and the winter will take on the indians. >> thank you, ross. there is a project to bring beauty to detroit. >> tyree was raised on detroit's east side. when others saw blight she saw an opportunity to create works of art. what visitors see is imagination run wild. >> let me tell you something about life, opportunity, when it comes a knocking, you have to be ready for it, right? >> reporter: his drive lead him
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to transform two city blocks into what is now known as the hideelerin hi hideelberg project. >> this is called the house of skulls. >> these streets are trash turned to treasure. >> let's go deep. let's go here. what do you see. >> abandoned homes and vacant lots that share more than a story of despair. >> what is art for you guys? >> art to me is expressing your natural talent for the world to see. >> his creation has received both applause and criticism. he has faced resistance from the city and some of the residents who still call this neighborhood home.
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still people visit every year. >> it's adding colors to life. it's like a rainbow. and sometimes we make life that is all dreary, down, sad, looking place, but when you add a little spot of color, it brings out the joy in people. >> reporter: and those who never thought they would see change and hope do. >> everything you can looking for is in you, and you can change the world. >> reporter: one house, one street, one neighborhood, and one person at a time. a few months ago he lost part of his project to a fire. he doesn't see it as a set back. in his own word art is about change and transition, and plans to rebuild. the shutdown showdown looming as the clock nears midnight, now a renewed push from the president as congress waves the budget bill.
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that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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♪ >> welcome back to al jazeera
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america. i'm tony harris. here is a look at your headlines at that hour. >> the idea of putting the american people's hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility, and it doesn't have to happen. >> president obama addresses the nation as congress debates over the government shutdown deadline. syria had its say at the un general ministry. he attacked the u.s. over threats of military action. and claimed there is no civil war but only a war against terrorists. israeli prime minister said iran is committed to the destruction of israel. netenyahu will address the un general assembly on tuesday. kimberly joins us live from capitol hill as we continue to
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watch the clock tick down here. kimberly what was president obama's message to the american people and the press a bit over an hour ago? >> the president was giving the american people a sense of what a partial government shutdown will look like. basically saying those of you who receive social security, or medicare or medicaid payments that's still all going to be continuing. things like air traffic control, law enforcement that is still going to get paid. but perhaps if you want to visit a national park you won't be able to do that. and things like medical research, food and drug oversight, well, that will be put on hold. the president kind of giving a picture of what america can expect if this goes into effect. but the real message was not directed to the american public, but instead to members of congress who are continuing, the president says to kind of hold
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things hostage. just because you don't like obamacare or the health care reform act doesn't mean you can shut the government down. >> one faction of one party in one house of congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election. keeping the people's government open is not a concession to me. keeping vital services running and hundreds of thousands of americans on the job is not something you give to the other side. it's our basic responsibility. >> so the president speaking there directly to house republicans saying that in fact he expects them to come up with some sort of language that will avert this government shutdown. but that doesn't seem to be what is happening right now. instead we're seeing another
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draft of an emergency spending measure being put together, it will contain changes to the president's health care law. something that harry reid says he reject. >> we're going to move here in the next several hours to take the senate bill, add to it a one-year delay of the individual mandate on the american people and get rid of the exemption for members of congress. >> so bottom line we are still awaiting the results of that vote. in the meantime though, the clock is ticking, less than six hours now. it seems instead of both sides trying to work together on trying to find some common language all can agree on, i can tell you right now what is going on is more finger pointing about
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who is to blame. so the question will be if this partial government shutdown goes into effect, who will be hurt the most. the bottom line is the american people are the ones caught in the middle of this. most polls showing that the approval rating of congress is hovering around 10%. >> kimberly appreciate it. joining me from washington is david goodfriend. he is the founder and president of goodfriend affairs. and here with me in new york is a political commentator and former white house aide to george w. bush. thank you both for being here. since i'm a glass half full kind of guy -- [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry.
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i have to laugh. >> yeah. >> that's great. >> that anyone would be a glass half full person strikes you as hilarious -- >> yeah. >> let me start with you, is a government shutdowni inevitable? >> i think it is. we'll have a government shutdown, and what -- maybe we should hit bottom. maybe it should happen so then people in america are like, wait, they are be calling their legislators going what is going on here? last time when we talked about this armageddon, when they were talk about the sequester, there wasn't a armageddon, so we'll see what happens. >> david what do you think about that? >> well, that of course is the attitude of the tea party republicans in the house.
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they are arguing that this is how things should be. you should use a bludgeon to cut federal spending, and that will be better in the long run. now that is a minority view. i think the question is not so much whether or not there will be damage, there will, and if this is the kind of behavior we see leading up to the debt ceiling, there will be real trouble worldwide. polls show they are blaming republicans in the house for something bad. back in 1995 when president clinton was in office, and newt gingrich was where john boehner is now, there was a calculation that a government shutdown would make clinton look bad. and it was the exact opposite
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and really helped pave the way to president clinton being reelected. >> people are so tired of d.c. -- we're almost in the single digits -- >> congress. congress. >> yes, congress, that's exactly right. but that's the whole point. there is a d.c. dysfunction here. i don't think americans necessarily think it's necessarily a bad deal if they shutdown. >> but you have to be mindful there will be damage done? >> of course. but there is damage now with talking about obamacare and all of these people going from full-time to part-time. talking about business shuttingdown. it's a job killer, so people are already filling that. they are very, very unhappy with congress. 10%? that's a clown show. so if it shuts down, let's see what happens. maybe it will make them come to
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the table because everybody just goes crazy at that point. >> david what makes these two sides come to the table and negotiate something here? >> i think it's going to be the passage of time, and here is what i mean by that. the really reason that the republican party is going to the nth degree is people will see that their premiums are going down, and that success is going to make the republicans look bad for having opposed it in the first place, and having opposed even after they lost an election, lost at the supreme court, they keep losing, and sooner or later it is going to catch up to them. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry. >> when we were here in 2011, was the sfedal deficit and spending -- >> again and again and again
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here we are. >> and now it's about the affordable care act. so what it is that needs to happen here to get both sides together to do what everyone agrees is the government's job which is congress's job to pass a budget and pay its bills. >> maybe the shutdown. maybe that's what it takes. because mr. goodfriend keeps talking about polling. let's talk polling. right now everybody hates obamacare. nobody wants it. people are not happy with obamacare, and that's what the republicans are trying to do. and even mr. obama himself -- president obama saying let's have maybe -- we should delay the problems because they have midterm elections so he has delayed many things in his own policies, right? >> david. >> yeah, there's an interesting
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parallel here on both sides. if you here my republican colleague speak she says if it's a shutdown maybe it won't be as bad as people think. and on our side we are saying when obamacare is implemented it will not be as bad, it will be pretty good. the polling actually shows this, if you ask people should those with preexisting conditions be denied? should everybody be able to buy within a large pool so that you pool the risk and prices go down, everybody overwhelmingly have support for that, when you say obamacare they don't because the republican party and the koch brothers have spent millions of dollars to make a campaign against obamacare. but when people hear about the specific policy it will bare fruit.
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>> let's wrap it where we started, is there anything in the waning hours here that brings the two sides together? >> i think not. i think we're going to shutdown -- >> and david that's from you as well, right? >> yeah, i agree there will be a shutdown, and then the real question will be whether the republican party finally decides it is bleeding so much that it comes to an end -- >> obamacare is so unpopular, because nobody wants it. everyone thinks obamacare is a bad deal and that's what the republicans doing, they are there for the american people. >> dede thank you, david thank you as well. victims of the massive flooding in colorado might also be impacted from a partial government shutdown. paul what challenges are people
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there in colorado facing? >> reporter: well, you can see challenges like this. people can't even get to their homes. the entire neighborhood behind me is still without any suer, power, no communication at all. the town of lyons itself estimated a sustained $42 million in damage. they are looking for the federal government to help them out with 75% of that. and will that money come through if there is a shutdown? there's questions about whether the national guard will be available? how many fema personnel will be here, and people are really getting nervous. >> paul, and about the beautiful national parks in that state? >> all across the west, i think there are some 401 national park facilities across the country
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that will be shutdown in the event of a federal shutdown. and that means all of the employees will go home, and the tourist activities will be shut down as well. >> paul, thank you. shut down or not, health care insurance exchanges roll out tomorrow. it is the most crucial part of the affordable care act, also known as obamacare. if there is one thing that everyone knows about obamacare. it is that it is complicated. really complicated, so we have asked david shuster to join us and help us sort it out. >> tony, let's start with the core of the healthcare law, the insurance marketplaces that are about to start. the first and perhaps most important thing that is about to happen is obamacare leaves most of the healthcare system alone. despite all of the rhetoric in washington, d.c., the new exchanges will only be in play for about 7% of the total u.s.
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population or about 23 million people. the reason is because if you get insurance through your employers, the new exchanges do not apply to you. in 2016 when the population is projected to be 321 million, almost half will have employer-based health insurance. another 46 million americans will be in medicare, the health care system for seniors. they will stay on that. the new health care law does expand medicaid, and that group is projected to be 42 million. an estimated 26 million will get insurance through other places. that leaves about 53 million uninsured americans. experts predict that less than half will use the marketplaces. but again, this is the target group. so if you are uninsured, what
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the new marketplaces like? imagine booking a trip on line. you put in your destination, dates and anything else, and compare prices. the obamacare marketplaces will look the same, though they will be a bit more complicated. each state will have a website that will offer different coverage options. if your family's household income is less than $94,000 a year, the government will give you financial help through tax breaks. if you are an individual, the subsidies will kick in if your annual income is less than $46,000. in the past insurance companies have covered their costs by raising prices or refusing to cover people who were more expensive to insure.
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obamacare is intended to make coverage more affordable in part by limits how much insurance companies can charge, and it will bring the percentage from 18% as it stands now to zero. so the sick, the elderly, and those with preexisting conditions will be added to the insurance pool, but there will still be a rage of premiums. older americans could be charged up to three times more for their coverage than younger americans. uninsured younger people may join the new exchanges. the obama administration and healthcare experts agree the whole system is dependant on getting young and healthy people into the marketplace. the website is healthcare.gov. and by next spring all americans have to have health insurance of some kind, either through
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obamacare or your employer or some other way. if you don't have health insurance you face up to 1% penalty in the first year, 2% in the second here. >> hey, david can i opt out of my employer-provided health care and join one of these? >> you sure can. in most cases the employer based plan is going to be better, because the employer subsidizes the premiums sfwlchlt as now there is nothing that forces an employer to say, tony harris you want to go to these exchanges, well now you are on your own. >> thank you very much. the dow jones industrial average, ali mentioned it earlier, dropping 129 points today, the nasdaq and s&p also
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seeing big changes. >> reporter: the last time the federal government went dark was between 1995 and 1996. the constructional budget off said it shaved half of a percent of quarterly growth from the economy. but the impact of this looming shutdown could be more severe. >> a government shutdown could reduce economic growth in the fourth quarter by as much as 1.4%. that's a major stumbling block in the recovery. >> it's a worst case scenario from moody's analytics. analysts worry the stack market isn't nearly as it was before. >> we have worries about bernanke, we have worries about obamacare. the market is more skittish, so i think the reaction has the potential to be more violent.
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>> also more than 1 million federal workers would have to go on unpaid leave. and private sector workers could be adversely impacted if uncle sam can't spend money. post season transitions and major league baseball, while some teams prepare for the playoffs others begin cleaning house. ross will have that story and more up next. retirement. whether it's bailouts or bond rates, this stuff gets complicated. but don't worry, i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real.
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♪ well, i will tell you this, alex rodriguez, ross, said he was anxious for this day to come, it is here. >> yes, let the games begin. he is fighting for his baseball life and some $46 million. a-rod and all of his attorneys were there fighting his 211-game suspension. the hearing is expected to last less than five days, after that the group will decide to uphold, reduce, or overturn the suspension.
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if the suspension is upheld, rodriguez would lose some $32 million in salary, and he wouldn't be back on the field until he is 40 years old. the big story tonight, people, the rays will be taking on the rangers in a tiebreaker in arlington, so we decided to bring in our mlb columnist rob parker. rob who has the advantage in game 163? >> i have to go with texas because texas has owned david price, and david price has started for the rays. his eric holder is a 10.26 in arlington. so if you are in texas you are running to the bat rack to get hits off of david price. >> all right. the winner of tonight's game will face the red hot cleveland indiance. the indians have been spoking
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hot. how dangerous are the indians right now? >> they are dangerous. they are playing great baseball. to end your season is ten straight wins is impressive. the only thing that bothers me is they feasted on a lot of teams below a '5 -- .500. so when you get into this part of the season you are playing teams with good records. and they didn't have the best record. >> terry francona, said they did good in september because they stayed away from chicken and beer. the pirates have waiting 21 years but they are finally hosting a post season game against the reds. how do you see this one playing out? >> i like pittsburgh in this series. i mean it has been great. they had a couple of letdowns
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the last couple of years, where they faded at the end. they add some more players to a team that has already got a lot of good players. i like the pirates a lot. >> there you go, other stories, rob that are making headlines. alex rodriguez starts his appeal process in new york. when all is said and done, what will his legacy be? >> that's a good question. i think he was smart to put the fight up for this 212 game suspension. i think that was successful, and maybe we'll win in arbitration and that will help a little bit. but i don't know if he will ever be able to clean up his legacy, but he was a great baseball player. >> the cubs fired their manager today. who are some of the people you are hearing that could replace
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him? >> the big name is joe girardi. which doesn't have a contract next year for the yankees. he is from chicago. it looks like a perfect kind of match, because the yankees will going to be able to start rebuilding, and the cubs are looking to finally make a move. so joe girardi is a real candidate. >> thank you very much, rob parker joining us live from detroit. rays and ranger tonight and the nfl action with the saint's and dolphins. >> rebecca stevenson is up next, and then "real money." >> burning the midnight oil, i'll tell you what a potential government shutdown means for you. plus how living a healthy life may save you money under obamacare. all of that hah more on "real money." than the ups and downs
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harvest begins in southwest france by about the middle of this month. they have had quite a bit of stormy weather across europe, so as they were beginning to look at the quantity and quality of wine that would be produced for this year, they started to look at the kind of weather they had. this is the exact same issue they are looking at in oregon. eugene, oregon put out a story that their wine season for oregon, it started south dry and warm, and now it is ending up wet, so there is big concern about the grapes being too wet and soggy for the vintage to be very good, but we'll see. as we look at the showers from this particular large storm, i want to note how it is moving across the dakotas. watch out for the powerful wind gusts coming with those storms.
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we're still getting wind gusts without the storms. in the last hour we had 25 mile per hour gusts for seattle. these storm gusts will be much, much stronger on the coast. and any area where the wind is funnies through the valleys or across water areas. you can see parts of oregon, idaho, nevada, that's a winter storm warning because it is coming down as snow down as low as 5,000 feet, and that will drop to 4,000 people in the next day or two. we look at the national weather condition here, the other wet spot is around the gulf coast, coming up we'll look at the drop in temperatures. ♪
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