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listeners make some suggestions and one suggest was louisvil vir anshla jackson lee. >> i think you have to know washington to get that. that does it for us. we're going to toss it over to my kcolleague ali velshi who is hold up in new york. >> i am hold up. i'm at msnbc headquarters in new york. we begin with the massive blizzard practically shutting down the northeast. at least 70 million people are feeling the impact up and down the east coast. snow totals are down a bit. the storm is shifting slitghtly
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to the left but 6 to 10 are expected in boston, millions are home from school. officials are urging people to stay home. snow and ice is pummelling the i-95 corridor. governors are declaring states of emergency in six streets. travel bans for major highways, dozens of accidents reported. the conditions are so tricky, employers are telling people to work from home if they can or to come in late. >> stay inside, view this through the window, it looks beautiful through the window. if you step outside, it is not as beautiful, trust me, i've been there. >> i watched one shot of a car that slid off the road and of course it's a connecticut state trooper assisting but that prn
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is in danger because he's he's assisting that situation and i doubt that travel was necessary for that individual. >> we've got live team coverage right now with our reporters fanned out across half a dozen states all day today. cal perry checking out the conditns in new york city, ann thompson inston where conditions are getting worse over the next several hours. let's head about 20 miles north to ridgefield, new jersey. blake, i've been watching you all morning. it was actually hurting you for a little while because it was hard. >> reporter: that's right. you mentioned that transition to sleet. that's what we've seen here in ridgewood, noew jersey, little ice pellets coming and smacking you in the face, it hurts a little bit. right now a lull in the storm.
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you can see folks taking advantage to get some plowing and shoveling done. the road plows have been out as well trying to clear these roads before the next round of snow hits. earlier i couldn't find a ruler so i was measuring the snow showing it's about a water bottle deep. oh, there's my ruler. we finally found one here. and here in ridgewood, new jersey we're looking at -- that's easily 6 inches. bill karins sad some people in this area have seen up to 8 inches. we could see a foot here when all is said and done. i know the storm hasn't necessarily lived up to its potential but at least in the suburbs, we're 20 miles north of new york city, we're still seeing significant snowfall. people are still being urged to stay home. ali. >> let's head to boston now where nbc's ann thompson is tracking the conditions there. ann, you have not seen the worst
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of it yet. >> no, in fact, we're waiting. the snow is starting it pick up here at boston common. the massachusetts statehouse is closed today. the governor has asked people throughout the state of massachusetts to stay home, don't hit the roads today because in the next couple of hours they think the snow is going to pick up and we could see 2 to 4 inches an hour and that's going to create huge visibility problems. still open today is boston's favorite t. ridership is said to be about 25% of what is normal. a couple of things to watch as we go through this day, one is high tide at 1:30 this afternoon. that's go to coincide with what is expected to be a big pick up in winds, winds that could be 40 to 50 miles an hour. that's going to cause two problems here along the atlantic coast. one is coastal flooding, so you
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can see it in the south shore in places lying hull and scituate. the other is power outages because this snow is wet and heavy. it will get on those wires. then you pick up, you get those 40, 50 mile-an-hour winds, that means downed wires and that could be a big problem as we go into this afternoon. >> thanks very much for that. that is the stuff to be careful about, downed wires, power out ands, advisability, fast snow that comes down so fast that no one can actually do anything about it. it's almost better to sit back and wait that out. meteorologist bill karins has been tracking the storm for days. this one actually happened, bill. >> it didn't happen exactly howe we thought it would but that's how these nor'easters go. a little shift of about 20, 25 miles made a big difference tw the snow and sleet forecast. we still have a high-impact event. give it a couple hours and things will improve to new york
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city. to the north, that's where the heart of the storm is currently. can you see this white ban moving up through connecticut -- that's where we're waiting to see if we get thundersnow. we had hundersleet. this white band is exemely heavy snow up through connecticut right now, hartford having really high totals in just the last half hour or so and that's shifting to the north. we'll get a closer view and show you other problems. d.c., we're just about done. maybe another inch or so. total only ended up about 2 inches, baltimore maybe an inch or two. philadelphia, you'll end up with burr b 4 total, maybe another inch. new york city will end up 6 to 10. in the poconos and we'll have 24-30 inches of snow before it's
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all done. just because the i 95 corridor didn't get it doesn't mean it didn't happen. it just shifted a little more inland. newberg, poughkeepsie will, bigging out from a two-foot storm the next couple of days. it's a quick thump and then we change over to sleet and rain in boston and providence. so there is some pretty strong winds out there. and they were confined to long island and isolated spots in cape cod. >> and a good reminder to all of us in work -- thanks very much. great coverage on.
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i actually took bill seriously for about the first time in a long time. we'll have much more today on the winter weather. first we're going to break down the c.b.o. score on the health care. i'm going to review exactlywhat the projections mean and separate the fact from the blatant lies and broken promises. >> i'm not going to cut social security like every other republican, and i'm not going to cut medicare or medicaid. every other republican is going to cut. thrivent mutual funds. managed by humans, not robots. before investing, carefully read and consider fund objectives, risks, charges and expenses in the prospectus at
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zplf we're back with today's other big story. among the highlights, the krchblts c.b.o. estimates the republican plan would leave 14 million more people uninsured next year and that could jump to 24 million in the next decade after individual and employer mandates are eliminated. it will also take $880 billion away from medicaid. the c.b.o. also estimates average premiums for people buying health insurance on their own could be 15% to 20% higher in 2018 and 2019 versus what they would have been under obamacare, but after that, premiums would be lower than
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projected under current law by about 10 p% by 2026. it doesn't mean lower than they are today, it means lower than they would have been in ten years. you're hearing people say the premiums will go down under this plan. that is falsehood number one. >> we think we've created a system that saves money and will provide health care. >> they didn't look at medical malpractice reform on all those things in totality that makes it better for american people. >> how can they look their constituents in the eye when they say to them 24 million of you are no longer going to have coverage? >> you remember when president trump was a candidate? he said everyone was will be covered and costs will go down.
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we now know that he had no intense of keeping either promise. peter alexander joins us live from the white house. how is the white house responding to those types of accusations? >> reporter: we haven't heard a response to senator humor but more broadly, the trump administration going at the heart of the credible of this nonpartisan score keeper, the congressional budget office. it was tom price, the health secretary, who said the numbers aren't believable, he said they defy looj gic. he said the c.b.o. scored this in isolation without the regulation reform and other
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changes that couldn't happen without reconciliation, that would include the ability to shop for better pricing on insurance in other states right now. but just sort of to best encapsulate their mocking of the cbo report, this was mick mull ma -- mulvaney earlier. >> as you can see from the congressional budget office, it's sunny and 75. >> we're witnessing them really trying to undermine the credibility of the c.b.o.'s numbers. >> let me play what speaker of the house paul ryan had to say. very different tone. >> if you read this entire report, i'm pretty encouraged by it and it exceeded my expectations. this compared to the status quo is far better. i'm excited about this analysis and i think they sort of overestimate the uninsured number, just like they overestimated who would be
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insured by obamacare. but if we're not going to force people to buy something they don't want to buy, they won't buy it and that's kind of obvious. >> peter, two different eval situations of t-- evaluations oe same report. >> reporter: i think you're right. we watch the divisns that exist among republicans, between the administration perhaps and paul ryan and other congressional republicans and the way they're responding to this, paul rying san saying ins was not the goal necessarily, the goal was not to force americans to buy into health care but to give them access to health care more broadly. so in many ways you're witnessing this rift between what you can describe as trumpism and ryanism. >> peter, thanks very much. peter alexander for us at the white house. let me give you more on the c.b.o. report. i want to really drill down into the numbers, separate fact from
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fiction and dispel some of these popular myths. let me start, by the way, by showing you the numbers. by 2018 under the new plan there will be 14 million more in uninsured than there would have been, by 2020, and 24 million uninsured by 2020. this is the number uninsured by blake, 28 million, under the new plan, 52 million people will be uninsured. let's talk about premiums. premiums are just premiums. there are also changes to co-pays and how much out of pocket you pay. based on just premiums, the new program will be 15 to 20% higher than they would have been under obamacare. by 2026 they'll be 10% lower than under obamacare. how, what you're hearing people
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say this morning is this means premiums will be lower. they're not going to be lower than they are today, they would have been lower than they would ve been under the higherates of obamacare. and medaid changes, $880 billion less in direct spending to medicaid. states will in theory be able to put that -- be able to take that up themselves. it not really a savings because someone else will have to pay for it or people will drop off medicaid because the level at which you qualify will change because 14 million fewer enrollees to medicaid by 2026. and it's important for you to understand what this conversation is about free market health care. i want to bust this myth about there being no entirely free market health care systems. here's a conversation i had with -- at least a piece of it with republican congressman jim jordan talking about free
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insurance markets. listen in. >> it's just one of those areas a free market doesn't work. it will work much better than it's working now under a complete government control of health care for goodness sake. >> so i want to point something out. out of all the developed countries in the world, the united states is the only one that doesn't have universal or single payor health care systems. there is no where on earth a free market health insurance system because this is what we call a market failure. you can't have a free market health care system because a for-profit health insurance company will never willingly insure a sick person. so that's a fallacy we're listening to that we want to get closer and closer to a free market system. there's a conversation that steve kornacki had yesterday with republican congressman chris collins in new york about restrictions to selling insurance across state lines. listen. >> the c.b.o. is not taking into account the huge difference it's
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going to make with competition across state lines and fundamental tort reform. >> i'm going to say this as many times as i possibly can on tv, as many times as they'll let me, there is no federal restrtion on selling insurance acros state lines, zero, nada, none. that is a talking point that makes no sense. the ability to sell health insurance is regulated by states, not by the federal government and many insurance companies do sell across saturday lines. those who doesn't choose not to because it's a fairly complicated deal. right now i want to bring in the former chief of staff for speaker of the house paul ryan and senior adviser at the one nation health coalition. there a lot of myths floating around, including reducing government involvement in health insurance coverage is going to lower premiums, offer more choice and somehow cover more people, yet no other country has a free market developed
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insurance system. every other has some or form of universal health care in which there's a single payor. why is there a disconnect? >> tease the key to their system of government control is rationing care. that's what secretary clinton wanted to do. the big secret of the last election was everybody running for president knew if they got elected, the first thing they were going to have to do is change the anca. they would have to change obamacare because it was failing and it was bound to fail. >> sir, please don't filibuster. we have a limited time.
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>> go ahead. >> let's forget about bernie sanders and hillary clinton. neither of them are president of the united states. let's talk about this particular plan and when you talk about rationing health care, in every other developed country, health care outcomes are better than they are in the united states for half the cost. st as an example life expect -- >> we're not going to start with this again, are we? >> give me a second to talk. the health care system in the united states has never been an open market system. since world war ii we've had a system that was based on government tax policy which said you get your health care basically from your employer because he can deduct it for a culture that had people working all their lives for one company, which we had in the 50s, 6 0s, and 70s, that went fairwayly we.
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you have to reemphasize a system that has small group and individual health care insurance. >> if you just answer one question of mine. >> sure. >> every single payor health care system solves that problem with better outcomes at lower costs. >> it gives poorer health care to people with poorer outcomes because they ration it. >> so why do canadians live longer than americans? >> they come here for their health care. >> can you cite something for me, dave? give me one -- >> you know it's out there. >> it's not out there. direct me somewhere. do you have researchers and staff and tell me where you see studies that canadians go to the united states to seek health care. >> did i bring it in my brief case, no, i'll get it for you. let's talk about what they're trying to do right now. it's move to certainly we've
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never had in this country since world war ii and probably didn't have it before then and that is a doctor/patient market oriented system. when obama came into office, he wanted to go the government route. and what president trump and the republicans in congress are trying to do is move that away from that to a doctor/patient -- >> i would love to have this conversation with you. come back with information about the canadians who are running across the border and any country anywhere in the world with a market-based health care system. any example i will accept and i promise you i will read it out on this so. >> i'm looking to have something better than they have. >> there isn't one. there isn't one. >> what we need to have is a market oriented system base on you, your needs, what your familiar ly needs, your -- >> if you find that -- this is not in this bill. >> it's not all in the bill --
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>> not even part of it. >> those reconciliation restrictions so can you only do certain things in this bill. but it is the first step along that path. >> let's get a few more facts and then you and i will have this conversation again. >> happy to join you. >> and intense weather hitting millions on the east coast, gusting winds upwards of 60 miles an hour making for dangerous driving conditions. we'll have live reports on that next. so when i need to book a hotel room, i want someone that makes it easy to find what i want. gets it. they offer free cancellation, in case i decide to go from kid-friendly to kid-free. now i can start relaxing even before the vacation begins. your vacation is very important. that's why makes finding the right hotel for the right price easy. visit now to find out why we're booking.yeah
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we'll have move politics in just a minute but we wanted to get you an update on the weather. parts of eight states are under blizzard warnings and more than 5,500 flaights have already bee cancelled across the united states. let's start with meteorologist bill karins. the blizzard warning has been cancelled for new york city. tell me what that means for people's lives in danger.
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>> you need three straight hours of 35 miles an hour of wind. the issue with new york city it turned to sleet and they're not expecting a lot more in the way of snow. so you're not going to get the three hours with the low visibility. we were thinking more snow in new york, it turned to sleet. so we sti have the 68 million pele at risk here but the blizzard warning are more for where it's sold colder, central portions of massachusetts and northern new england. this is a potential power outage map. we don't have any with a widespread area. we could see scattered on eastern long island and all areas from boston down to the cape, all the way from portsmouth up to kennebunkport, maine. the storm is about to head over the top of long island.
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we have snow that's heavy, northern new jersey, but we are watching sleet still in new york city. there as a little bit on the back side of it but not a lot. d.c., looks like you're complete hi don completely done. 84 is ahead through connecticut, 95 is starting to change over to sleet and rain now. further to the north we are going to be watching the winds really picking up this afternoon. highest winds now are around new york city and near montauk as we go to 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the worst of the storm, albany new york to areas of interior new england, that's where the heart of the storm is going to be and that's where the struggle will be, too. we're cleaning up from new york city southward. >> bill karins for us here. let's take a look at conditions outside now. we'll go to now to indra peterson. are you in new york city? >> right now we're around the
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bronx area of new york city. you've been through these nor'easters before. up see how quickly these things change firsthand. that's what we've been doing all morning long. we're originally along interstate 95 and that one weep know that i-95 corridor, that one is tricky. this morning before sunrise we were talking about heavy snow. but you will literally go miles on the highway and everything would completely change. it would be icy conditions, rain, back to flakes and huge, fat snowflakes and now we're looking at 87 north and you can see as we look outside, conditions, they're okay right here. that doesn't mean as we go a little bit further down the road that's not going to change. very windy. gusting about 30 miles per hour. so out of nowhere when those gusts come up, you do see the car sway around a little bit. tractor trailers are not allowed on the highway right now. conditions intermixed throughout the day. >> thanks, indra.
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looks like a little bit of a fun gig you got there so stay safe. >> thanks. i'm warm. >> conditions are expected to given even worse in massachusetts over the next few hours. we expect massachusetts governor charlie baker to hold his second update on the state's preparations about a half han hour from now. massachusetts is pretty familiar with storms like this. what's the latest you're hearing about conditions in your state? >> good morning. thank you for having me. right now we're keeping an eye on conditions across the state and from a roads perspective, things seem to be going pretty well so far. that's largely because most of the residents have heeded the governor's advice to stay home when they can. in general the plows are doing pretty good job of keeping up so far. >> areas boston east out to the cape are probably going to get
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more snow and it's going to come down a little built fait faster. are you bracing for anything in particular? >> sure. in addition to the heavy snowfall which we know is going to occur over the next few hours, we're watching the wind threat for possible power outages, particularly as your meteorologist just mentioned, we are prepared for that, we have representatives here from the utility companies, so we have the right plan to respond. >> what's your advice. >> ifou're able to stay home all afternoon and evening, let the ploughs do their job a-- pl job and you stay warm and safe. >> and we go live to worcester where we're watching miguel almaguer. getting better or worse pore you?
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>> getting worse, ali. we've been out here all morning. we had really light snow earlier today. now we're having more of those blinding whiteout conditions. over the last several hours, plows like this one have been going up and down streets here, trying to clear the way. as you just heard from state officials here in massachusetts, this is the major train station here. as a matter of fact, just a few moments ago with the strong gusty winds upwards of 60 miles an hour, they lost power here. so that's part of this unfolding story here. as you can see, there are still some folks here who are out on the road but these are becoming blinding, whiteout conditions. on the ground i'll show you we've got a couple of inches before we hit concrete down here. we're expecting more of that snow to continue to fall to intensify through the day. this is the beginning of what's expected to be a bigger surge in this storm system. we're bracing for more inclement weather as the hours pass.
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>> we'll kooep checkieep checki you as well. >> air travel, more than 2,600 of today's cancelled flights at the three main airports in the new york city area. tom costello is live at laguardia. i feel like going there after my shift just to keep you company, tom. you look lonely! restraining ord >> reporter: when was the last time you saw laguardia look like this? there is nobody at laguardia. we just met a family from chile has has been camped out here for 24 hours and th have to wait until friday to get out and they speak very little english and they were trying to figure out what the heck to do. they're going to rent a car, drive to miami and hope they can catch a flight from miami down to chile. here is the american airlines check-in counters.
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everything is open and empty. there is not a single flight taking off today from here. we checked united and delta and jetblue. it's all pretty much the same. i want to show you what the concourse looks like down here. this is normally the tsa check point, this is the d gate. and the gates are down. you can't even get down the concourse. so this place is completely empty. let me give you the latest numbers. come over here for a second. we got a nice shot out the wind open as they are working on snow removal out here on the ramp between the dog gates and delta gates and charlie gates. there's not a single plane out there on the ramp right now. so laguardia as of this morning have cancelled 1,124 out of 1,150 flights. they say over at newark they've cancelled moore than a thousand
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out of 1,200 and they've lefts possibility of flights leaving tonight. i think that's highly unlikely given the clean-up they have going on here. a lot of work ahead of themselves. the same thing in boston. the good news is washington hopes to have flights o off this afternoon. >> washington, they didn't shut it all down but here they weren't taking any chances. tom, great job. if i get some time later this afternoon, i'll come and hang out with you. >> reporter: come on by. the coffee shop is open. >> coming up, we'll go live to capitol hill. how republicans are spending the bltering c.b.o. reportnd new goc concerns about getting the bill passed. more "earning something you love" per roll bounty is more absorbent,
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don't start humira if you have an infection. talk to your doctor and visit this is humira at work. now that we have this encouraging score from the c.b.o., this gives us more room to work on to make good, finishing touches on this bill as it moves through the four-committee process. >> they're talking about moving forward in the wake of the congressional budget office's report on the impact of the republican plan to replace obamacare. nbc news's capitol hill correspondent kasie hunt joins us now. this is truly confusing. this is what we have you there for to make sense of this because you've got paul ryan who said that the c.b.o. score was better than he expected and you
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got tom price and mick mulvaney saying not to believe it. >> reporter: i do think there's a little positive spin in what the speaker was saying. a lot of republicans were thinking this would show fewer people would lose coverage. but the reality is the house speaker and white house have been promising two very different things. this score reflect what is paul ryan has been saying all along, which is that this will in their view increase access or choices for people, people will be able to elect not to have coverage. it does show some lowering of premium increases in the out years, which is also something that they wanted and they've never prom $ thised it was goin cover more people. it promised the opposite. but that's what conservatives on capitol hill have been saying. and president promised nobody would lose coverage. the score is very negative for them. they're arguing today of course
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people if you have don't force them to buy insurance, it's going to show fewer people ultimately do but that doesn't account for what's going on with medicaid and that's 14 million of those 26 million people and that's really whereof course you end up having a conversation about moderate republicans, governors who would have to shoulder a lot of that responsibility and a lot of lower income americans who would be left out of this. it all adds up to a very difficult assessment overall for the long-term health of this plan has it tries to get through congress. >> the conservative web site breitbart, that was run by steve bannon and thought to be close to donald trump, it was expressing concern over what donald trump, who was then the candidate had done in the wake of that access hollywood tape. let listen for ament. >> there are basically two things that i want to make really clear. i am not going to defend donald trump, not now, not in the
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future. you guys know i have real concerns about a nominee. is it going to be a turbulent month? many of you on this call are facing tough reelections. some of you are not. but with respect to donald trump, i would encourage to you do what you think is best and do what you feel you need to do. >> so to point out nbc news has not been able to independently verify the reporting. it does fit with reporting that we had that we knew that paul ryan had said that. it seems really weird that all of a sudden this has appeared. >> i think the house speake would say what happened on that callas reported at the time but, yes, this does come into an interesting political context, considering that, you know, the house speaker is up here trying to sell this but sort of saying different things than the white house and raising some questions about the white house's commitment to this plan that house leaders have written and whether or not those two things
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do line up. i mean, one major question going into this process for a lot of members was is this the plan that the president, president trump, is ultimately going to throw his entire weight behind and you have a lot of republicans who have campaigned on repealing and replacing obamacare. the speaker's message is this is the one and only shot. >> kasie, thanks very much. kasie hunt at capitol hill. coming up next, we bust another myth on the health care battle. this one is about premiums. ♪ can i get some help. watch his head. ♪ i'm so happy. ♪
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all right. we're here with our experts for new reaction to the cbo score. there was an assessment last week of the republican health care plan. also joining us, a doctor who worked on president obama's heal ce law as a senior adviser to valerie jarrett in the obama administration. good to see you both. thank you for joining us. larry, i want to bust another myth. this is about premiums going down. here is omb director mick
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mulvaney. >> the premiums will go down 10% with this plan. >> that's not how i read it. it said that premiums in 2026 will be 10% lower than what they would have been under obamacare. generally speaking, premiums are expected to go up under any law? >> absolutely. premiums always go up. what they are talking about here, what cbo is talking about is the average premiums that people pay. the average is based on who signs up for insurance and what they buy. and what cbo is saying is that because old people get so much less help under this plan, fewer of them will be insured which makes the pool of those insured younger and they tend to buy skimpier policies. you get fewer older people getting insurance and the
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younger people get coverage and so the premium goes down. but it will be very similar to obamacare. >> and it's not going down. so when they say it will be lower, it won't be lower. i want to get a little more from you on this, doctor. i'm struck by the defenders of this act that say either hhs secretary tom price or someone else will cause premiums to be lower than the cbo's estimates. this is interesting to me because there's no federal restrictions whatsoever across state lines. how do we address this myth that's being pedalled. >> a couple of points. you covered a couple of them. first of all, selling products across state lines is actually a lot more complicated than it sounds and when you do sell insurance across state lines, it creates a lot of trouble, not only for the people who are
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trying to buy care because then you're setting up kind of a demand for the lowest cost in a state that might not have the requirements that actually the people who need the care in their local geographies need. you may not have adequate networks. there's so many fallacies, as you pointed out earlier. in addition, this other kind of notion that somehow selling across state lines could reduce cost that dramatically has been modeled in scenario after scenario before by economists. it's just simply not true. and furthermore, ali, we have medicaid and part of what is driving down this enrollment and driving up premiums is the facts that we're going to leave people without medicaid coverage and they are going to be scrambling, as larry pointed out, to try to buy plans that have less coverage than they would have today. >> and less of a tax credit for it. let me play for you what the
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director of office and budget and management mick mulvaney had to say about the cbo and the cbo report and i want to play an answer i got from a former clinton aide. >> as you can see, according to the congressional budget office, it's sunny and 75. >> the cbo is very nonpartisan. it has a republican head at the moment, but it's gone back and forth and has maintained a very strong nonpartisan stance. it works for both the house and the senate and for the republicans and the democrats. >> larry, the reason i bring this up to you, you don't live in the political world. you deal with valuations and facts. if you don't like their outcome, say that they're flawed? >> yeah, and the truth is, cbo has been very consistent in how they view changes to the health insurance market, whether it's under the current republican
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appointed cbo head or under the previously democratic appointed head, how they look at the models has been very consistent. for example, individual mandate, they think it's very important to keep the insurance market stable and to get people covered. kavita, why are health care costs twice as much in the u.s. compared to other developed countries and when you look at life expectancy, it's higher elsewhere? >> you've brought this up, ali, and it's true. when you look at our per capita spending compared to health outcomes, america does just about kind of at the bottom of the eu chart and, in many cases, other third third countries are doing better than we are. that comes down to three reasons. number one, we have no checks and balances on what we're paying for. when you and i go to purchase anything else, we have a sense
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of how good that product is. we have very little insight into whether the doctor that we're seeing is a good doctor or a bad doctor. second, we actually have been burying the brunt of the costs for the world around drug prices, around the costs we pay for images, lab tests, hospital beds, you name it. so a lot of economists like to say it's the prices, stupid. and that's a lot of what we're paying for in health care. >> thank you both for your time. i appreciate it. we'll talk to you again soon. we're taking a break. we'll be right back. it's time for your business entrepreneur of the week. daniel was only 24 when he was suddenly placed at the helm of lonely planet. with declining guidebook sales, he knew it would take innovative thinking to modernize this dinosaur. find out how he turned things around on "your business."
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