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statesman there and bit of a bully boy. i can say that marin le pen is doing very well along not know french cost, and he's look and he's desperate to get those votes back again. we have to be very, very strong, would never ever while down to a bullying and we shouldn't don't. now we shouldn't allow this month's bully is also that the french to buller this country. we need to get control of all wall to which way we're promising the brakes it were promised come john, my waters. i don't believe we've got that yet little so we've been waiting to get access to those waters for more than 11 months. now it's time to do something about it now through we're aware of what the other party is trying to project. everyone is trying to flex their muscles, but i don't think it will end in a naval battle between the french and british. this is not so much of an economic issue as a symbolic one. the way we resolve this problem will determine how bricks it is settled in other sectors of the economy. you see, i don't, and that brings us up today for the south loan use and around 30 minutes time up.
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next? announce international eternal documentary on the us health. ah ah. a j b i you're shaking with well, i'm gonna put alon prepared to wait. don't,
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don't come through to get my eyes checked. i haven't been able to get him checked since 1982. they have been waiting patiently for hours. i got here that for you. oh my huh. some have driven hundreds of miles to get here. with the most has spent the night in their cars. oh, really to be called. we need to be patient. i. when i say, you know what happened to me show me, you know. yeah, sorry. you're with all are desperately waiting for free medical treatment.
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i mean, vision, dental o e is 65 with more, your eyes with these american families are at homeless. most of them are middle class, and yet they have no choice but to come to this clinic with tap. allison is 26. this uninsured mother has just given birth. are they going to have live jack, who's 4 days? and then junior here, my 4 year old i don't feel great that i have a 4 day old baby out in. so i, i mean there's so technically flu season and there's the germs everywhere. but
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i mean, we had to be here. so i had to take him with me. i had any glasses sent a high school graduated like 40 years 10 years ago. so i've just been wearing the same payer so i definitely knew i had to come to get some new ones today and where it's free and it's same day i can leave with glass. it's just it's frustrating. it really is frustrating that there's just nowhere else to go to . actually my heart, i let's go with, i can't say that at all. like allison 28000000 people in the united states live without health insurance. a originally created to deliver
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medical aid and developing countries. this mobile clinic provider now operates mainly in the united states. oh, these volunteers give their time every weekend holding 100 clinics a year. ah, the world's largest economy. decent medical care is a luxury. most americans simply can't afford. i. every country pretty nearly in europe in this matter of medical care for austin. aah with obamacare is a complete and total does that state medicine has become
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a you're standing there at that point. you given them money or you die. and, and you give them the right mm. it is not a fair system. us health care system is lethal. it is killing people. do what? no parents should have to deal with that. hold your child. if they die a ne list debt ah, human rights and the hosting plan mm mm oh,
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i get up every morning and i do some kind of exercise. i run, i ride my bike. not working out to lose weight. it's because i have to just by getting outside and getting my heart pumping and making it strong. so that would prolong my life for years. a normal blood sugar would be about $100.00. my blood sugar is 4. 05. which is extremely high. so yeah, i mean, i need to take insulin to try to bring it down. insulin isn't essential to life
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just like water and just like air, it's life or death. if i don't have insulin, i would die within a few days. probably. it doesn't take long. karen is 30 and it's been living with diabetes since she was 12 years old or medication, which would be covered by the state in europe is very expensive in the united states. when i go down to the pharmacy and they say, oh, what's going to be a $1000.00? i'm? i'm used to hearing that, so i just leave without the insulin. my solution right now is just to ration to a dangerous degree. i know that i need to stop doing that. ah, unlike in europe, there is no universal health insurance in the united states. the only americans to benefit from a limited public healthcare system are the very poorest members of society, any over 60 fives. every one else is either covered by their employers who pay most
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of the cost of health insurance, or they have to take out an individual health insurance plan like karen and her husband, eric some $1.00 of the site right now to look at the plans for next year okay. although they both work, they can barely afford the costly insurance premiums. oh, so for me, the premium is $695.00 and need to be covered in the united states. you must 1st pay a monthly premium. these are very high. the average premium for a family of 4 is $15000.00 a year. and on top of this premium, you pay a deductible on the set amount paid each year for healthcare. before a plan starts to share,
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the cost difference deductible is nearly $8000.00. after meeting the deductible, you pay a percentage of medical expenses. the insurer pays the rest. this is known as co insurance on average. policyholders pay 20 percent. mm hm. it doesn't cover insulin. no. karen's health insurance plan covers very few medical services. ah, the things that are super important for me, they don't cover like being able to get insulin or going, you know, to have my eyes checked, which diabetics really need to do. so it's almost useless until we reach $15000.00 and even then they might not pay for certain medication for spending almost half our income just on insurance. that doesn't really cover anything. so it's
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aggravating and stressful to say the least for buying this plan just in case something terrible happens. so i would need to go to the hospital this bill and you getting hungry. yeah. the young couple can't afford to set up whole 9 years after their wedding. they're still living with karen's mother. i mean i oh yeah, yeah, monster. mm hm. mm . in the united states, you have to be rich to be able to afford enzyme insulin. is luxury good for sure? my insurance company controls a lot of what i do and what i get this man is a former health insurance company executive,
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a whistleblower and reformed insurance, propagandist mm. after 20 years of loyal service, revolted by the brutality of america's health system, wendell potter cracked and decided to expose the cynicism of his industry. my job, along with everyone else who worked for the company, was primarily to make our shareholders richer than they were. now the most important people to these big companies and it's not taking care of people. if you're denying payment for someone's care, your make life and death decisions and determine who gets to live and who dies to me that's, that's getting away with murder ah, at the expense of life. the system that benefits a minority,
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not the majority of americans. the u. s health care system. we spend about $3.00 trillion dollars a year on it. people like to say that that's about the size of the g, d. p of france just for health care, which is a little bit crazy. despite having the most expensive health care system in the world, we have poor life expectancy. we have higher infant mortality. we have more death from readable causes. so americans are suffering every day from it. oh, how did this system come about flu?
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the british and american governments have often been accused of destroying lives in their own interests. while you see in this, these techniques is the state devising methods to essentially destroy the personality of an individual by scientific means. this is how one doctor's theories were allegedly used in psychological warfare against prisoners deemed a danger to the state. that was the foundation for the method of psychological interrogation, psychological torture, this year, disseminated within the u. s. intelligence community, and worldwide among allies for the next 30 years. and how the victim say they still live with the consequences today. welcome to max hazard, financial survival guy. looking forward to your events, we go yeah, this is what happened is dimensions in britain del,
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at this app of you watch kaiser report o time of war was in time of peace. in 945, after the 2nd world war, europe adopted the principles of the welfare state. france introduced its social security system. britain founded the n. h. s. inspired by this model, democratic u. s. president harry truman proposed a universal national health insurance program. mary truman couldn't do it because the american medical association, in particular, was very opposed to creating a system like most european countries had. and they began using the term socialized medicine, keep in mind, this was during the early part of the cold war when there was a great fear in this country of communism. in the early 19 sixties. now back in power, the democrats again tried to introduce
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a european style system. in this plan to met with resistance, a massive publicity campaign was launched to warn the american people of the dangers of socialized medicine. the propaganda paid off and the democrats bill failed to pass. in 1965, they got their revenge. president lyndon b johnson signed into law to public health insurance programs, medicaid for low income families, and people with disabilities and medicare for the over 65. mm hm. mm hm.
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witnessing 1st hand the despair of americans who cannot afford treatment. prompted the former insurance executive wendell potter to change his life ah, 10 years ago. on his way to visit his parents, he ran into a mobile clinic close to where he grew up. ah, it's broke my heart to see what was happening. people are just completely out of the lot. they have no means of getting the care health care that they need if these people don't count i think that's a big reason why i was so affected by the remote area. medical plan are almost somehow walked into a refugee camp. i very possibly could have been one of those people
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in 2008. he became a whistleblower and spoke out in the press against the health insurance industry's expletive practices. mister chairman, thank you for the opportunity to be here this afternoon of a special respect. the year later he testified before the u. s. congress doing something, i think very courageous and very, very brave. i saw how they confuse customers and dumped. so all they so also they can satisfy their wall street investors. he wages his campaign in washington, the heart of power. i know how the game works cuz i was a part of it on the other side. now the change team said we're working to try to
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make this a better system. i like it a lot better, much better. i sleep better at night to achieve his objectives. he's joined forces with other advocates of health insurance for all together they hope to make it the number one issue in the 2020 presidential elections. so i think number one is to get that issue kind of going in people's lives in a talk about because co, the bottom line health care has always been a divisive issue. he's splitting democrats and republicans. you guys have really nice idea, but we can't for republicans say, well, let's leave it to the free market and democrats, they will, that's not good enough, but you've got to also somehow break through the noise and the opposition that the other side is creating. and i used my old job in charge of propaganda and it's,
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it's extraordinary. successful propaganda is the weapon of choice. while working for an insurance company. wendell potter was involved in a landmark campaign. the year was 1902. bill clinton had just been elected president a year later, he asked his wife hillary to draft a universal health care bill. after we saw what the clintons were doing, that we would do what we could to keep it from ever passing. so i spent a lot of time in washington working to create this propaganda campaign is to get people to fear change to make them feel uncertain about what's being proposed. and to doubt that those who are proposing it dis, campaign sabotaged bill clinton's reformed own
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one man learns from this barack obama elected president of the united states in 2008. he made health care reform a priority have now been nearly offensive. nearly every president and congress, whether democrat or republican has attempted to meet this challenge in some and that is the issue of health. i'm not the 1st president to take up this cause, but i am determined to be the last obama knew he would be attacked from all sides to succeed. he decided to negotiate with the 3 powerful players and the health care system. the insurance companies, hospitals, and drug companies all were given a seat of the table that only a seat there were given the responsibility of actually writing big parts of the
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legislation. so he gave away a lot of things that were valuable. i think to him personally, in order to get something, anything done that was important, the obamacare compromise imposed 3 core principles with, with the individual mandate, every american was required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. the purpose of this measure was to increase policyholder numbers in return, the insurance companies promised to lower their rates. obamacare also expanded medicaid coverage from the poorest members of society to a new section of the population. those just above the poverty line. another positive development. no health insurance could discriminate against
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individuals based on their medical history and allergy, asthma, diabetes. in the past this was used as an excuse to increase the premiums or even to deny coverage. on march 23rd, 2010, the legislation was signed into law these measures were really met with enthusiasm. it made it better in a lot of ways that it offered 20000000 people received coverage that had not had it before. obamacare was a historic step forward for the united states. the number of americans without health insurance had not dropped as much since the 970 s. but this reform was not enough. every year, 45000 uninsured americans die due to lack of access to health care. i amy layla
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lost her daughter 4 years ago. ah. that whole feeling of anger. i had to find a way to let that. so release it. nothing's ever going to bring back my daughter she said mm hm. everything around here. mine's michelin, i remember saying when i 1st moved here, thinking that's so great, we're really close to a looks like a new hospital and i was very excited about being close to hospital
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little did i know what it was going to mean for my family. this building represents loss. members, it represents pain to me. ah, she came here right behind me here at the hospital. the red, sullen lake and i went to the emergency room. the 1st thing i asked her when she got in there was do you have insurance? and she did, it started with the receptionist telling her its gonna be really expensive. you can leave now and it won't cost you anything. can you get your parents insurance? it started there. and then all the way through to the back was to where she was supposed to be being treated. mm mm. at the time, her daughter's shaelyn was 22 years old. between jobs, she had no health insurance. 3 weeks after being turned away from the emergency
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department, shaelyn went to cardia respiratory arrest amy raised to the hospital and found her sister already at her daughter's bedside. i remember running down the corridor and i saw my sister's outside of the waiting area and i was yelling, you know, is he still alive? no parent should have to see what i saw. and i remember to sit in the house like please me, strong, strong, pull through please don't die please. and then they told me that she had a pulmonary embolism and i was like, what do you mean? i said, and they said well, she must, those she is, her leg is still swollen as she has a massive clot still at her leg. and i remember thinking, wait a minute,
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she was just in the emergency room. what do you mean? an ellie's like i don't know how they missed us and i held her like i had held us through the baby with her hair and i was the the so i used to speak to her as she was at it. and when i knew they were going to be turning off the sheets, i was like a little bit of a lease. you know, when the machine went? it flat. right? that is the reality of adidas death at y m because she could provide for from issue ah
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oh, in the united states, hospitals have increasingly become businesses. and so they act like businesses by often in terms of maximizing the revenue they can get from insurance companies and from patients, ah, ah, if you want something done, right, do it yourself. the acronym d i y, i do it yourself, has now become the name for a new genre of online videos. we do a couple of this month or do i need a new one? you can have one more any smarter up to the deal if
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people use materials and whatever is at hand to rig up all kinds of stuff from household items to pump action. squid guns, richer company for my freshman long list of must be out of my own little pool with the best part is people want to watch millions of viewers spend hours seeing how a person they've never met and who's half way around the world, assembles the contraption no one else needs a check in with me. a
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ah support is of true to an assange playing washington's form is to allow him to serve a sentence in his homeland. australia should not be trusted downtown, for you, case high court deliberation. what the to hand him over to the americans today. hi paul, final figures have spoken in support of the whistleblower. he would spend the rest of it. a supermarket prison in the united states. what kind of life with no crime. oh good. telling the world the truth. also the sound a solution to the editor crisis and other big issues have been discussed at an economic form. and they've tendency to have the rhona where prominent figures shaping voices from europe and asia and getting together on facebook. no more as mug is.

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