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president obama and fellow democrats are praising a supreme court decision upholding subsidies under the affordable care act. in place despite challenges. michael what is the mood now. >> the case you saw earlier in the flag here. >> supporters of the affordable care act and the one whose are watching. the ruling in this court that can be looked at as a landslide, but statute who was the lead attorney opposing the case, a lead attorney for king, and the king case had this to say.
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>> today's ruling is a tragedy for the rule of law in this country, in a 6-3 decision, the supreme court has twisted from traditional laws and essentially allowed the i, ares to rewrite the very statute that congress enacted. this is a separation of powers and for that reason it is all the more important for congress to now do two things. one is to protect that and secondly to undertake real reform of obama care and the problems it is causing for millions. >> you can hear him say now that the court has not done what he wanted it to do, it is time to go back to congress to exam the separation of powers.
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was of course elated by today's desis. >> today's decision has monumental significant. it will remain the law of the land it means the. s who have been receiving subsidies that make all the difference in terms of whether health insurance is affordable, people will continue to receive those subsidies and they will continue to have health insurance. >> so there was a great deal of relief, as you heard from president obama, and of course the people who had supported this. it was a 6-3 decision, but was perhapsed the most pointed. this ruling was about whether four words should have been taken literally. and what the legislative intent was. that it should have been
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taken literally what do we take literally, this is what the justice said. words in longer have meeting of an exchange and it is hard to come one a reason other than the purpose of limiting crediting to state exchanges. he is saying he said established by the state why is this court not reading it as established by the state. >> all right, thank you. president obama spoke a short time ago about the decision, he says he hoped the ruling can bridge over the law. this is not abstract any more, this is not a set of political talking points. this is reality. we can see how it is working this law is working exactly as it is supposed to. in many ways this law is working better than we expected it to.
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for all the misinformation campaigns all the dooms day predictions and job destruction, for all the repeal attempts this law is now helping tens of millions of americans. our senior washington correspondent has more now from the white house. >> and the president admonishing congress to put it down, put obama care down. the president says it is now time to move on, this is part of what healthcare looks like. it was a provision allowed under the affordable care act
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a house speaker is one of those republicans that oppose it is law. >> the problem with obama care is the same, the law is broken. it is raising costs for american families, it is raising costs for small businesses. and it's just fundamentally broken. >> the majority leader. >> . >> the interesting thing that the republicans have continued to demonstrate is their inability
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undermining --. >> they haven't reached a consensus on what they would like to see. 25 million people will be enrolled in exchanges. so it is an integral part of our system now. >> speaker boehner says the law may be broken, is there some legis matsy to him saying look, the cost to families has increased. costs are always a problem but the interesting thin is this is the lowest cost growth we have seen in history. we have never seen cost growth. >> the real question -- as well as the affordable care act, have produced abilities
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to control costs that we just didn't have five years ago. >> senator, there are additional cases that are charging the a.c.a., they have been on hold, do opponents have a case after the supreme court decision today. i suppose at some point we can continue to see legal actions taken none of the consequences for the one we had three years ago will be at stake however. there will be other issues and i think they can be litigated but by and large i think we have seen the end of the major ones for a long time to come. >> others are saying get over it, move on, will the fighting over the affordable care act in your opinion just increase after this?
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there is an opportunity to look for ways to work together. there is a yearing to find ways in which to work on ways that avoided the controversy around the affordable care act. this could trigger new environment for that work to continue in a more meaningful way. >> >> last question, to what extent will this issue do you think be at the forefront of the campaign? republicans no doubt want to keep up the fight, do you think their base will support support. >> i think the base will continue to demand the rhetoric, but if they want to win elections they have to look beyond their base, the they do, they have to be honest with the american people, and with those that are not of the same mind as the base. that we have got to build on what we have done now. let's quit the rhetoric, let's get on with getting
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work done, and i think there's plenty of opportunity to do that. >> former senator majority leered, thank you so much for joining us. >> he has been covering the affordable care act extensively. the people that get health care, are they the real winners today? is. >> i would say so this is nothing to scoff at, this as group of people, that would face a premium increase in their monthly health costs by about $272. they might be scraping by and say we may get health insurance maybe i won't.
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we are seeing companies shoot up in the market today what do you make of those. >> that is a great point. i am glad you brought it up. this is a portion of the obama care, that few people are talking about. the creation of these affordable care organizations they were in place before this came into place basically ushers these along and what it does is move the pay to play mind set of healthcare systems. it gets insurers and hospitals and doctors all working together to try to improve patient outcomes. we have seen a downturn or slowing of the healthcare costs it isn't clear whether that's because of the affordable care act, or the latentsy because of the
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recession, people putting off medical procedures. but what we look forward to in the next couple of years is how this will play out as a consumer, but also employers. there's that mandate that will require employers to cover more and more of their employees up to 30 hour as week. they have to give them health coverage, and that's how that plays out in terms of whether that forces small businesses out of the market, owhether that creeps these costs down that's something we have to look to. >> thank you so much. >> kathleen is a former secretary of the department of health and services she play add big part in implementing the affordable care act we spoke to her earlier today by phone. well, i was pleased that this vast majority of health frame work of the law, i was baffled by why the port took the case in the first place. but there's no question that it was written to have subsidies available not based on what kind of marketplace was in place and
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sort of 6.4 million americans are now assured that they have affordable healthcare into the future, and millions more will be able to take advantage of this trevor is a research pillow, he co wrote the proof on king verses. he disagreed with the way the supreme court interpreted obama care today. trevor, what do you make of the decision? talk to me about the primary opposition to it. >> before -- right before the last word is bewill ensure they all have affordable healthcare, the reason i oppose obama care for a long time, is i don't believe in magic words. i don't believe you can save and say here is affordable healthcare. by entransforminging a model by taking insurance power out of the patient to go and shop and to take that -- why
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can't you email your doctor, why can't you call them in the morning and say i have something wrong with you all the stuff you get from your vet, obama care has made that worse. why don't you see what anything costs in healthcare, you didn't see it before you won't see it after. it is just doing to be worse. so we tried to take this law on, on the constitutional case, and now the statutory interpretation case, and again today we see that the chief justice apparently has a few principles and he is often food on them but when it comes to ard toble care, he decides he needs to save that law and as the justice said, it shouldn't even be called obama care it doesn't even resemble what obama reportedly passed. >> does it shift it where what we need to have a model that we are trying to get
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healthcare to become cheaper. we will be asking why is it the case that healthcare is not getten better like everybody else. and look at the system we had before, which is getting insurance through your job that makes no sense why did that happen? because of government, not shopping for insurance, not being on the market, not knowing what anything costs hey, maybe that's why healthcare is getting more expensive not peter and maybe that's why the patient is being hurt, and then we request unlease forces as opposed to entrenching the same mod and digging it into the sand. i fear for the health of our citizens and the pocketbooks of our country. >> one of the criticisms was there's no good alternative that has been offered up. what would row have done differently? is. >> well, i would have taken -- let's say the crazy
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idea of trying to decouple insurance that would be crazy, what is crazy is that we even do that, and uninsure before obama care, were often unemployed. very easy to do, you fix the provision, you allow buying insurance over state lines all of this waiting to hear. they believe in magic words. they believe that if washington says something that is called the affordable care act, they believe in magic words. the few people left are people trying to control from washington and harry potter fans. what exists are incentives to make things cheaper and better. that's where markets are operating. why they get better service from their vet than their doctor, and ask if they are for this law. >> research fellow at the kato institute, thank you very much. the street has upheld a key tool. the justices ruled that federal housing laws can
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prohibit seemingly neutral practices this harm moor norties. it was the efforts of the texas nonprofit group that proud the issue of their housing before the highest court. erica has more on the history of that case. >> section eight is a us howing program providing vouchers to low income people. equal housing advocates say the policy is dividing along racial lines. segregated the city by keeping minorities out of mostly white neighborhoods. in 2008, a nonprofit group sued both mckinney and neighboring dallas for discrimination, for how they administer policies. in dallas, the issue is tax credits for builder whose put up affordable homes. activists say the tax breaks are often almost seoully for housing build in minority
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neighborhoods. a long history of having a policy being used and having the effect graduating segregation in the city. this year the issue landed before the supreme court the fair housing mark became law. it guaranteed equal access to a home without consideration of race, religion, or national origin. it was up to the court whether it had intentional discrimination. resulting from a policy as well, what is known as desperate impact, created segregated neighborhoods in dallas. offering few clues about how they might vote. one concern about this is that it is very difficult to decide what impact is food and bad. which is the bad thing to do. not promote better housing or
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not promote it. >> opponents say it is impossible to fairly prove impact because the evidence consistents almost entirely of statistics. >> erica pitsy, al jazeera. >> and once again, the street ruled in favor of those fair housing advocates today straight ahead paying their respects. mourners come out for the first funeral for the nine murders at the emanuel church.
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>> one took place this morning, the other starts next hour in the charleston area. morgan radford is live for us in charleston, morgan, set the scene for us, what is going on. >> that's right. well to my left here you can
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probably hear the live gospel band, doing a little bit of praise and worship this afternoon. and it got free signs that say free hugs and love will win. they are also passing out water bottles for anyone who wants to come and mourn and offer words of encouragingment, what is interesting is we have been standing here all day and every hour, people have been coming up saying when is the president coming. so there's a lot of anticipation for the arrival and the answer to that question is tomorrow. he h be delivering the eulogy and he is expected to be accompanied by the vice president joe biden as well as the first lady. but lisa, today there are also viewing. 2009 and 2010, and led bible services for the children. >> morgan, i understand that
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the college of charleston is honoring one of the victims what have they decided to do? >> the college just a couple of miles up the road, and that's also where the reverend's funeral will be held tomorrow, what they decided to do is name one of their scholarships in honor of one of the victims. cynthia hunt was the longest serving part time librarian and she was known by the students for her quick wit and her charm, and smile and she has been there since 1990. >> thank you. the house has passed a bill that would provide aid to american workers hurt by trade deals it now awaits the signature, he found support among republicans after facing strong opposition from within his own party. it comes one day after the republican controlled house and senate voted to give the president greater authority to get a major trade deal done. coming up on al jazeera using a bird's eye view to
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help elephants. how drones are protecting herds in africa.
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>> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live...
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new york city is taking wholed foos to task for allegedly overcharging customers. the city's consumer chief says the supermarket overstated the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy, and baked goods. he said is problem is on going. one investigation found a package of shrimp was marked almost $15 higher than it should have been. and a vim table platter was overpriced by $6. whole foods denied the allegations.
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white foam caused by household detergents has been choking rivers. using drones to stop the killing of elephants. poachers killed more than 40,000 elephants last year that's 96 every day, and now one man is using this technology to help put an end to it. and poachers operate at night, but our drones are able to do is for the first time see at night. and so they can see thermal signature of these, and their cars and the animals and we are able to get to the poachers and call the rangers. before they have a chance to kill the animals. and they then can either tell
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the aircraft where to do or in some cases the aircraft has a flight plan and it goes on it's own and the operator viewed the video can and decides whether the aircraft should stay and loiter or continue on, but then the next eight or nine years all of the wild in camp will have died from poachers and the same is case with rhinos. a single horn is worth half a million dollars in vietnam. the thought of having noelle pants in the world is extraordinary to me, they would go extinct because of poaching and people honor them for minor kind of things.
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it is just so hard to believe. when we fly airplanes the poaches stops. to learn more and to donate, visit air a san francisco start up is planning to shake up the car manufacturing industry with this it is the blade the first environmentally friendly 3-d car. that means less plastic is used for the printing process the manufacturer says it can accelerate from zero to 60 in two seconds. thank you for ever joining us, the news continues next, and remember, for the laidest headlines you can always go to our website at, see you later.
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