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importance of faith and staying true to myself, no matter what. it's a lesson i'm now passing on to my daughter as she gracefully grows up as a young woman, ready to take on the world. thanks, mom. happy mother's day to all of you and the rest of the moms who make their families special. thanks for joining us. hello, i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside "america's news headquarters" house republicans pushing to it open a new benghazi investigation. but democratic leaders calling the move a political stunt. we'll hear from house speaker, john boehner. >> islamic extremists holding nearly 300 young women kidnapped from a school in my jeria and threatening to sell them into slavery. a member of the house committee is joining us to tell us more about the group. and a controversial decision to return the unidentified remains of those killed on 9/11 to ground zero.
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we'll have a live report from downtown manhattan, coming up. first, we start off with the healthcare scandal rocking the department of veterans' affairs now getting a lot worse. a bombshell new e-mail now revealing that an employee at a va hospital in wyoming instructed his workers to purposefully manipulate records in order to hide delays in patient care. this, of course, comes after months of allegations of similar waiting lists at v.a. hospitals in phoenix and in ft. collins, colorado. molly henningberg is live. this is extremely disturbing. >> reporter: the department of veteran affairs doesn't appear to have done anything until yesterday even though an internal investigation revealed these shady practices back in december. it appears what was going on at v.a.s in wyoming and colorado was employees were being told by their superiors to make the
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records look like patients were seen within 14 days, when they weren't. one e-mail from a man named david newman at the cheyenne, wyoming, v.a. center dated last june told employees, quote, yes, this is gaming the system a bit. but you have to know the rules of the game you are playing, and when we exceed the 14-day measure, the front office gets very upset, which does not help us. eric shinsecchi, secretary of veterans' affairs says he only found out about this gaming the system e-mail yesterday. and immediately put newman on administrative leave, and ordered an independent inspector general to investigate the matter. but republican congressman jeff miller, chairman of the house committee on veterans' affairs wants to know why the department of veterans' affairs didn't do something months ago. he said in a statement that shinsecchi's reaction is, quote, more of a knee jerk reaction to tough media questions than anything else. if this is what it takes for v.a. leaders to do the right thing, you can't help but question how they operate when
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they think no one is paying attention. former arkansas republican governor and fox news host mike huckabee says while secretary shinsecchi is not personally responsible for the misdeeds in wyoming and colorado, he quote, needs to go, because he's, quote, ultimately responsible. as of thursday, before these latest revelations, the white house said the president is standing by secretary shinsecchi. kelly? >> a lot of veterans out there quite concerned. molly henneberg, thanks for the report. from rescue to recovery mode. crews just finding the second body of a passenger following a fiery hot air balloon accident. it happened in virginia, and here is an image of it. search teams still scouring for the third and final body. the balloon was attempting to land in doswell last night, just north of richmond, when it struck a power line, then burst into flames. organizers have cancelled the balloon festival following the tragedy. the unidentified remains of
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those killed at the world trade center on 9/11 returning to ground zero in a solemn procession. the remains being placed in an underground repository in the same building as the national september 11th memorial museum. bryan llenas is live in downtown manhattan with the rest of the story. bryan? >> reporter: hi, kelly. that solemn procession began at 6:30 this morning. new york city police cars and fire trucks transporting the unidentified remains of 1,115 9/11 victims on manhattan's east side to the 9/11 memorial museum. there were no bagpipes, no dignitaries, just silence. firefighters stopping and paying their respects to the nearly 8,000 remains transported in three flag-draped caskets led by an honor guard and 20 families of the victims. the caskets carried past the north and south poles where the towers once stood. the remains are in the
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repository at the national 9/11 museum, but will not be accessible to the public, only to the victims' families. a wall separates museum guests, reading "no day shall erase you from the memory of time." and between the footprints of the twin towers, 70 people at bedrock where the majority of the remains were found. >> they're not in a dungeon and they're not in a basement. they're in such a beautiful place right now. and it's just the right place for them to be. and when people see it, and when families see it and the world sees it, they'll see what i was saying >> reporter: some victims' families are upset. protesting outside this morning, saying they prefer the repository be placed above ground, akin to the tomb of the unknown soldier and not in the basement of a commercial museum. >> they've never consulted all of the families. when you talk to four or five families, that's not all of them. 2,700 families, one vote for each family in the basement
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museum or above ground on the plaza. and that's all we ask and we could have a beautiful museum and everybody could be happy. >> reporter: the city says the repository is dignified and respectful for the remains and families. they also say it's a workplace, a reminder that the chief medical examiner is still trying to identify these unidentified remains more than 12 years later. the 9/11 museum opens this thursday for the families on the 21 to the general public. >> bryan llenas reporting, thank you. ukraine is on edge. a day after at least seven people died in clashes between government security forces and pro-russia separatists. this as two hotly contested eastern regions prepare to vote on a resolution tomorrow. to either stay part of ukraine or become so-called sovereign people's republics. ukraine's acting president warning a vote to secede could lead the country into, quote, complete destruction.
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grant pal cot is streaming live. hi, greg. >> reporter: that's right, julie. strong words coming from ukraine's acting president, warning people against this vote on secession, but from all signs they're going forward with it amid a lot of tensions. in the city of mariopole in the eastern ukraine region, people still reeling from crashes yesterday that happened between pro-russian militants and ukrainian security. again, the death toll at least seven, maybe higher. many more injured. barricades now have been set up in the street, and the police headquarters there is in ruins. military vehicles have been abandoned, because from our intelligence, authorities have basically abandoned the center of the city, leaving a lot of angry people. here in donetsk, nine of their workers, including one swiss citizen, were abducted overnight, reportedly by armed separatists. the rebels say they were spies,
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one said to be beaten. released after seven hours. we spoke to one eyewitness to all of this. she said it was very scary. finally, we had the chance to look at the balance lasts today which will be used in that referendum tomorrow on independents both here in donetsk and another region nearby. the officials claim this vote is all by the book, but also admit they'll be using old electoral rolls, no international observers. a yes vote, which is thought to be very likely, could lead to union between this region and russia. again, some strong words coming from kiev, the central government. they say it's illegal, would destroy the region. but again, it looks like they're going forward with this vote. back to you. >> greg pal cot, thank you so much. roman catholics are about to get another new saint. the vatican saying pope francis will elevate pope paul vi to
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saint hood. two weeks after saint francis proclaimed john the xxii and xxiii as saints. a new plan to investigate the benghazi terror attack, but democrats still refusing to sign on. is this the right move politically or will it cost them in the long run? we'll have a fair and balanced debate. new details on the donald sterling racism scandal as the nba announces a big update about the fate of the l.a. clippers. plus, a very special beyond the dream tribute to mother's day. coming up, the story of one woman's struggle and sacrifice as a single mom. [ female announcer ] there's a gap out there. that's keeping you from the healthcare you deserve. but if healthcare changes, if it becomes simpler... if frustration and paperwork decrease...
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time now for a quick check of the headlines. the nba is naming dick parsons as the interim ceo of the los angeles clippers. parsons is a former citigroup chairman and time warner ceo. the news comes ten days after the league handed down a lifetime ban on owner donald sterling for racially charged comments that were recorded and leaked online. some severe storms hitting across the country right now, and while scattered showers and
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thunderstorms are expected up and down the east coast today, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible in the central plains. and some good news for late-season skiers. the mountains across wyoming, utah and colorado could get up to -- are you ready for this? 1 to 2 feet of snow. >> wow. and today is the 22nd annual stamp out hunger food drive. all you have to do is leave nonperishable items out by your mailbox or bring them to your local post office. it's the nation's largest single-day food drive. house republicans are now moving forward with a select committee to investigate the white house's handling of the 2012 benghazi terror attack that left four americans dead. but democratic leaders have slammed the committee as a sham. they have even threatened to boycott the whole thing. in a fox news exclusive interview with sunday morning futures anchor, maria bartiromo, house speaker john boehner says he's made it clear, this is a serious bipartisan endeavor, and
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he wants democrats to feel welcomed to join in. listen. >> have you heard from leader pelosi, you know, going -- leading up to today, the dems were saying this is politicizing a horrible attack. what has she said about this? >> i have assured her that this is a serious investigation. and that the minority members of the committee will be treated fairly. there have been discussions over the last four or five days that would protect the rights of the minority. >> angela mcgluan is a political analyst and those discussions he talks about aren't really going so well, doug. john boehner has asked five democrats in the committee panel, along with seven republicans. what's wrong with that? >> there is nothing wrong with it, and i hope it gets worked out. but the democrats are worried about overly politicizing a process that should be, as the speaker said, a fact-finding mission.
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and i think most people would agree that the fact that the republicans started fund-raising around benghazi as soon as the select committee was announced is a worrying and troubling sign. >> angela, i think republicans want facts, they want to have answers as to why four americans died. they are unlikely to bow to democratic demands for equal subpoena power. let me point out that doing so would be unusual. let's be real here. if the democrats were the majority, do you think they would be giving republicans an equal voice on this committee? >> i think not. but it's time for us to move away from partisan politics, because americans want to find the answers. this is not a red issue or a bluish u. this is an issue. and basically, our forefathers put in place when the government fails us that the government is supposed to protect the consumer. and that's what boehner is doing. the committees that had jurisdiction over benghazi failed, the state department failed. and even hillary clinton said what does it matter now? so americans want to know the answers, and i think that republicans will be the victor
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here. >> doug, nancy pelosi hasn't given a decision as to whether democrats are going to take part or boycott it. if they boycott it, they see this as a political move. however, aren't they cutting off their noses to spite their face if they don't have a voice on the panel? >> if they boycott, they'll be making a decision that the republicans are once again playing politics. and certainly with the nature of the republican overreaching with the government shutdown and repeal obamacare going in the face of what the american people want, there is ample reason to believe the republicans can and will overreach again. angela, let me finish. >> finish your thought. >> i want to make it very clear that we need a bipartisan process. i think the democrats should participate, but to make sure that this will be, as we say here at fox, a fair and balanced investigation, is really preeminent before democrats agree to participate. >> if you look at the committee and the members that boehner chose, some of them are former d.a.s, some former attorneys.
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one sits on the homeland security committee. they're diverse members that really promote the military. and, doug, the military is america. therefore, it's not democratic, it's not republican. but you have a lot of minorities who are part of the military that support the democratic party. so if democrats do not step up to the plate to help boehner with this issue, with benghazi, i think it's going to back fire in the midterm election. >> doug, you talk about how democrats are essentially turning this -- or they're saying that the gop is turning this into a political event. but, i mean, obviously they're going to be grilling current and former obama administration officials, including hillary clinton. are they more concerned at this point, perhaps, they're going to be grilling and exposing secrets that potentially could have been covered up by the obama white house, and especially considering this is their democratic prospect as far as the future presidential hopeful. >> i think it's about the fact that there has been
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investigation after investigation of benghazi. i admit, and certainly agree that there are unanswered questions. but we have a republican party that is overly politicized, it's divided among itself. it's been overly partisan. and i think there are very real fears about how they're going to operate. and perfectly logical. >> if we're going to talk about politics and fund raising, i did want to take the bait. democrats have used republicans constantly to politicize to raise money. >> they should. obama does it constantly. >> he should. >> republicans are utilizing benghazi to fund raise? >> that's a different kettle of fish, angela, i think you know that. >> how? >> you say the loss of life overseas where we should have a fact-finding mission, not, angela, a witch hunt or otherwise politicized investigation. you don't fund raise -- >> when hillary clinton went before the committee, she said what does it matter anyway now. of you've had darrell issa that have had hearings.
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and certain hearings have been politicized. we're trying to find facts here and nancy pelosi doesn't want to step up to the plate. she is politicizing it, doug. she is. >> i guess when you come from where i have, when you have the deaths of lives on 9/11 to make people benghazi advocates and ask them to contribute is very different from traditional fund-raising. you have acknowledged, angela, there is politicization. i think we can both agree there shouldn't be politicization, angela. can we agree on that? >> meeting the american people -- the president didn't want to say it was a terrorist attack. and my sources tell me that we knew that it was a terrorist attack within 24 hours. so if we're going to talk politics, talk to your party as well, doug. >> doug, final word here and then wrap it up. >> just do fact-finding, angela, rather than trying to outscream one another by making a case of who did what wrong. would you agree, wouldn't you? >> the democrats doing a lot of screaming, though. they want to have more presence. they won't let facts be
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revealed. >> i agree. >> and doug, you're a member of congress. >> so did you. we both failed. that's what we want. we need assurances that it will really help, julie. >> angela mcgluan, doug schoen. you can catch maria bartiromo tomorrow on "sunday morning futures" at 10:00 a.m. eastern, only on the fox news channel. kelly. a very special mother's day installment of "beyond the dream" today, looking at life through the eyes of a young single mother of two children who is still growing and pursuing her life's goals. and she is using what she put her family through and how they responded as an example to others how to overcome any setback and make a comeback. >> i won't promise perfect. but i promise to wrap your pain with my love and give it to god. >> what happens when your life
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turns upside down? how do you turn it right side up? sarah jake's gives us a personal account of her journey in her book, "lost and found: finding hope in the detours of life." at 25 years old, sarah has lived a very full life. she lived her teenage years in brokeness and despair. at age 13, she got pregnant. making matters worse, her pregnancy came at the same time her very famous father, bishop td jake's, appeared on the cover of "time" magazine, dubbed america's best pastor. what a predicament for sarah and her parents. >> i didn't feel like that was going to fit in the family at all. so i decided to not even try to be this good church girl at all. >> it was devastating for her family. but sarah's parents and siblings rallied around her, covering her with love and guidance to help her through the delicate balance of being a child who would now take on the responsibility of
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motherhood. >> to their credit, they let love win. they didn't allow their disappointment in me to keep me from earning forgiveness. and they told me at the end of the day you can beat this. you just have to hit the ground running. and i did. and i think i just didn't know when to hit the brakes. >> at 14, sarah gave birth to her son, and began her journey as a teenage mother. she excelled in school, eventually going to college to pursue a degree in accounting. but life is full of twists and turns. sarah took yet another detour to her goals, getting involved with a college football player and eventually rushing into marriage at age 19. the relationship proved to be very toxic, and at one point she rammed her car into her husband's car, seeing another woman. >> they called the police on me and stuff, and i was -- the officer said, ma'am, what seems to be the problem here? i said, well, my husband brought his girlfriend to our house. and the officer said -- well, i
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see how that could be a problem. [ laughter ] >> the marriage ended in divorce. alone and jobless, sarah, in desperation to make money to provide for her now two children, began working as a waitress at a strip club. when her parents found out, immediately they called her, telling her to come home. >> i go home, and the first thing she did was hug me. >> they are incredibly loyal. undeniably loving. everything i know about love came from them. and their love really led me back to god. because i felt like if you guys can still love me through this pregnancy and through this marriage and through -- you know, me working at a strip club and all of these detours, in some kind of way you guys still say you love me. why? and i think they're incredible. >> sarah is telling her story to help a new generation of young girls who, like her, have been through some really bad stuff.
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her transparency is transforming lives, helping people learn that faith gives grace to win, strength to overcome and heals the wounds to live beyond the dream. >> three things come to mind with me when i watch sarah and her relationship with td jake's and serena jakes, her parents, and that is faith, hope and love. which guided her throughout all of this ordeal. and i mean, when i think about serita jakes, who we've talked to on this program before, what kind of -- you couldn't have a greater mother. >> no, you couldn't. and she definitely breaks the mold. when you think of young teens, preteens, getting pregnant, you just assume their lives are going to end up in unfortunately not the most fortunate circumstances and she has turned a negative into such a positive. and seeing her speak -- she speaks beyond her years. >> good credit to her. >> amazing example. >> great credit to sarah. >> absolutely. and she is absolutely stunning. >> she is.
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well, the desperate search for the nearly 300 school girls kidnapped by boko haram in nigeria getting help from a major ally. and our next guest flagged boko haram as a terrorist organization back in 2011. congressman patrick meehan will weigh in. and what many americans are willing to invest for money in, over their health care costs. you might be surprised to hear the answer, next.
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michelle obama delivering her husband's weekly video address alone for the first time, expressing empathy for the parents of the nearly 300 school girls kidnapped by the boko haram terrorist group in nigeria. this as u.s. and british security experts are now on the ground helping the government there coordinate its search efforts. dominic dina tally is live in
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los angeles with the latest. hi, dominic. >> reporter: hey, julie, this is very unusual for a first lady to wade into foreign policy but analysts are saying geopolitically, this is the very right way for america to express its outrage at boko haram and kidnap of these girls in nigeria. here what we have, a black lady saying that -- sorry, a black first lady, saying that america will come to the rescue of young school girls in africa, considering that it is an affront to the white house is what the analysts are saying. considering who is in the white house today. but michelle obama saying she and the president were heartbroken at the abduction of the 223 school girls from their dormitory. and she explained how it truly hit home to her and her husband. >> i want you to know that barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the nigerian government's efforts to find these girls and bring them home. in these girls, barack and i see
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our own daughters. we see their hopes and their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now. >> reporter: so the united states has sent an advise and assist military cell to nigeria to assess the situation. the brits have also sent their experts over, as well, and possibly the french might be piling in, as well, international effort, really, to get these girls free. there have been calls from congress in the past couple of days to take out the leadership of boko haram, to actually get tactically involved in the situation there, but that could get complicated for the united states. and although the nigerians have formally requested help, not exactly clear what the united states will actually bring going forward. there is some sense of urgency here here, because we're hearing some of the girls have been taken to neighboring chad. 50 managed to escape, but by no means does that mean the others will really be able to get away. we are understanding today that some of the girls have already
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been sold as sex slaves, being sold for $12 each. back to you. >> tragic. dominic, thank you so much. back in 2011, our next guest called on the state department to designate boko haram as a foreign terrorist organization, which took another two years to finally pass. republican congressman patrick meehan, member of the house homeland security committee and chair of the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence joins us now to talk about this unfortunate set of circumstances that has so many people throughout the world outraged. and congressman, your first reaction when you heard about this kidnapping of nearly 300 nigerian school girls. >> well, much the same as i think people all around the world, just the horrible nature of kidnapping of young girls. but it is an aspect of the terror and it is designed to sort of supplement the message
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that these militants are driving home, which is one which is designed to tell young women not to be educated, and it's a -- this is a pure act of terror. >> we've seen the first lady come forward today, and a very dramatic and emotional way as a mom. as a mother concerned about other mothers who are now living in constant fear of where their daughters might be. could they be sold into sex slavery already and human trafficking? and is this sending the right kind of message out to these terrorist groups throughout the world? >> well, yes, i think it is. it's particularly -- this is the kind of thing that touches the sense of every parent anywhere in the world who are worried most about the welfare of their children. and now to feel that a child may not just be kidnapped, but the concept they could be sold into sexual slavery, and the sense of where are they? so the fear about what may
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happen well into the future for each and every one of the girls. whether they are collectively together, which is probably highly unlikely at this point. whether they're going to be sent into other countries, which is probably likely at this point. so as the trail goes colder, it gets more and more difficult to account for such a large number. and i think that increases the sense of horror and concern on people all around the country. and frankly, all around the world. >> and quite frankly, that's what's so disturbing and frightening about this entire ordeal, because it's three weeks past now. so we're getting that cold trail, as you talked about. and as one of our colleagues, amy kellogg spoke on this recently, reporting on it, if you look at the lay of the land and terrain out there, looking at it from above the ground, it looks like broccoli. that's how much vegetation is there and overgrowth. so how can we possibly at this juncture help them get all the data to try to find out where these girls might be? >> well, it's going to be very, very difficult. and this is one of the
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frustrations. we believe we should have been much more aggressive years ago in terms of tracking boko haram and collecting the kinds of intelligence. and frankly, being more proactive and aggressive in confronting nigeria in taking on boko haram. they have become increasingly more belligerent, have carried out more and more acts of terrorism and continue. one -- they blew up a bridge, exiting a town, moving into a sensibly cameroon, where they went into heavy brush and forests, as well. so it's a very difficult trail and a cold trail, as well. >> and even retaliating with raising a village and actually shooting people there. congressman, hindsight is 2020. i know in 2011 you made a push for the state department to declare boko haram as a terrorist group. we did not. we failed to do it. the wheels of politics sometimes moves very slow, as we know. but as a member of congress right now, what can we do? what do you anticipate being done to stop this group from conducting this kind of heinous activity in the future?
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>> well, sending the advisers and working directly with the nigerian government, assuring the nigerian government is putting the resources and the military resources, because it's not clear that we're not going to see more direct acts of terrorism on the part of boko haram. the secondary, and i think the most important question will be whether we can, by virtue of working with them, be able to identify trails or other kinds of things which will show us where at least some of the girls are, and begin to try to rescue the girls. but i think it's a two-pronged approach, and most of the work will go into supporting the effort to find those girls. >> congressman patrick meehan, i really thank you for joining us and shedding some insight on this. and i know you're doing your work there with the homeland security committee. and we just hope we can find these girls and bring them back safely. thank you. >> thank you for your continuing concern. a major landmark is taking place in arkansas. state clerk has issued the first
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same-sex marriage license. kristen seton and jennifer rambo arrived in eureka spring at 2:00 a.m. this morning and were the first of about ten couples to line up outside the courthouse. yesterday a county judge struck down the state's 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriage. but the arkansas attorney general says he still plans to appeal that ruling. kelly. one mother lost her baby. getting some comfort from a couple's random act of kindness. plus, which one are you willing to save up more for? retirement benefits or medical costs? surprising results of a new study. we'll also look at some smart ways to gamble with our money. with diabetes, it's tough to keep life balanced.
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a survey to tell you about, a new one. it finds that many americans are willing to take a gamble on their future and would rather invest their money in retirement benefits instead of health care costs. according to the survey, 62% of workers say they would pay more to have a nest egg set aside when they retire but only 34% say they would do it for predictable medical costs. like the common cold or injuries and emergency room visits, the unexpected. and they are making the right call or not, that's the question. let's discuss with pat powell,
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founder and ceo of the powell financial group. great to see you. . >> great to be here. >> are you a little surprised people are willing to gamble with their savings? >> absolutely not. some experts say that people have really gotten fatigued with all of this health care stuff. but i think it's actually rational. because it's all about risk. when you think about it, young people, they're invincible, so, of course, they never worry about getting sick or getting into an accident. and they do know in cease they're in an accident that no hospital in the world is going to turn them away or no hospital in the united states. and older people know they're going to get into medicare so it's a risk issue. but when you get to retirement, almost all of us, if we make it alive, we're going to retire. so there's the playing the odds and saying i would rather have a retirement fund and dedicate resources to that than have the money for health care. >> why are people more likely, though, to gamble with their health? >> they don't see it that way. remember, we're fun-loving people, okay? health insurance, no fun.
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it's all about negatives, all right? retirement. if you have enough resources in retirement, what it essentially -- what people are aspiring to is to have a second childhood, with money, and no adult supervision. it's a fun time of their lives. >> 74% of the people surveyed, and this is a bit of a surprise, that the 401(k) they were investing in their chief way of saving for retirement. isn't that a big problem, considering what has happened with the 401(k)? you're throwing all your eggs in one basket here. need we remind people of 2007. >> you're absolutely right. but it's the only game in town. and here's the issue. you years ago, many people are pensions. only about 20% of the people in the private sector are covered by pensions. so the majority of workers have no hope of a pension. they're going to have to make it on social security and what they can save themselves. and they are not saving enough. in fact, there was a study released a couple months ago, fidelity said the average 401(k) they have is about $89,000, vanguard said $101,000. not enough. >> another startling percentage
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here. according to the survey, only 34% of workers said they would pay more for more predictable medical costs. clearly americans are fed up with having to pay more for health insurance. so is obamacare responsible for people irresponsibly dipping into their 401(k)? >> i think obamacare to a great extent really has created this fatigue. and it is costing people more. the majority of people who have gone into obamacare have found that it costs more, unless you're in the medicaid portion. if you're not in the medicaid portion, you're paying more, higher deductibles and basically going to have more out of pocket. so a lot fatigue with it in the country, i find. >> here's what's scary. let's say you retire at 65 or 70 and dumped all your money into your 401(k). >> right. >> and it comes time to needing medical assistance. let's face it, at age 70 and above, we're going to the doctor more than we are when we're younger. and if you don't have any money, who is going to treat you? who is going to care for you? >> everyone in this country who is 65 or older is in the
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medicare system. everyone. whether you -- >> should we depend on medicare? >> that's a great question. it has been -- >> because that's another gamble. >> it's been rated by obamacare. they refer to things as a medicare tax, but it's not going to medicare. it's going to obamacare. and they have taken money out of the medicare system. so it's a really big question. and the part of our social system that is going to hit the brick wall first, it is running out of money. of. >> sort of like social security. i mean, can we depend on social security and medicare? >> more -- >> that's what we're depending on come retirement. >> medicare is a really big question. social security is funded longer. but medicare is running out of money. i would be a little shocked, though, if we took medical care away from people over age 65. >> right. >> i think that's actually one thing that republicans, democrats and the general population could agree on. >> pat powell, good to see you as always. it thank you so much. >> thank you for having me.
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>> kelly. a minnesota woman getting some comfort after so much pain. this mother's son was delivered stillborn last year, but she kept the crib and tended for her child as a reminder in her home. she eventually sold it, the crib, to a couple in a garage sale. after they heard her story, check this out. two weeks later, the crib returned to her in another form, after being converted into this beautiful bench. >> his wife was there looking through my garage sale at some of the baby clothes and asked how old my son was since i don't use the crib anymore and the clothes were little. and i told her he had passed in july. >> and then we decided on our way home that, you know, this bench is going back. >> what a great act of charity. valerie also says the random act of kindness proves there are good people living in this world. >> certainly are. a new drug for heart attack patients is getting the green light, but the side effects could also potentially send you to the emergency room? we're going to weigh the pros
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and cons with the medical a-team coming up next.
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heart disease. it works by stopping the formation of blood clots, but the side effects, well, it includes an increased risk of bleeding. the drug's approval comes the same week as the fda announced taking aspirin on a regular basis raises your risk of stomach and brain bleeds. let's weigh in on these risks with dr. david somati, professor of urology at the hostra long island school of met sin and member of fox news medical a-team. this new study, what should be my concern. >> i just want to mention what you just said about aspirin, which is fda and aspirin. and for years, we talked about how aspirin can prevent heart attack and stroke. so everyone went out there and they started taking baby aspirin. and that led to a lot of stomach bleeding, stomach ulcer, you see blood in the urine, blood in the stool. and now fda wants you to know that if you have had a heart attack in the past, talk to your doctor and then you may be able
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to go on aspirin. but don't go out there and randomly start taking these aspirins on your own. >> it's interesting you bring that up, because a lot of men, like you said, who are actually encouraged by their doctors to take one baby aspirin a day, they do have that bleeding. so that could lead to other things. >> the risk -- any time you take these medications, balance the risk and benefits. if the benefit is more obvious, it's a good medication. so talk to your doctor moving forward about taking aspirin, fda is putting a warning that if you really are not at high risk or haven't had a heart attack, you may not want to be on these aspirins. the news that came this week is that fda just approved medication called zontiviti. this is the first of its class, it's supposed to prevent the platelets that cause clotting to prevent them from clumping and getting together and cause blood clots, which lead to heart attack and stroke. this medication was just approved, and it's also reduces the risk of heart attack by .5% every year.
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now, it's not for everyone. if you have had heart attack before, in the past, if you are at high risk, if you have any kind of peripheral vascular disease, the arteries are clogged up, you should be going on that. if you have had previous history of stroke or what we call transient schemic attack, meaning clotting in your neck, don't touch this. the risk of bleeding with this medication is very high. and it should be under close surveillance of doctors. so it's good for people who have had high risk, heart attacks before, may reduce the risk of future heart attacks. but if you haven't had that, you don't want to take this medication. this is a medication made by merck, just approved by the fda. that's the news. but the risk, unfortunately, is bleeding, whether from gastric ulcer or colon or in the bladder for blood in the urine. so there is going to be a label -- sorry, there is going to be a label on the actual medication that talks about the high risk of bleeding. >> but again, hearing you correct aspirin and zontiviti,
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one size does not fit all. >> that's a huge message. if your doctor tells you that everyone should take aspirin or everyone should be on this medication, that's bad medicine. individualizeded, personalized care is the way to go. again, if you have had a heart attack before, this medication may help you. it just was approved this thursday by fda. but we want people to be aware of any kind of bleeding. and if you see that, if you see any bruising any kind of bleeding, stop taking the medication and go to the emergency room or talk to your doctor. >> julie? >> what if you have any hereditary background? almost better to be preventive, one of the best ways to tackle future disease, especially heart disease. if you have heart disease in your family, all of us have at least one relative that has suffered from some sort of heart disease. my father had a heart attack. should i be taking anything like aspirin as preventive care? >> the fda will tell you today you don't need to take aspirin. you should have a full checkup, look at your heart, look at your ekg, your cholesterol and then as a whole we can decide whether you should be on it. but just having a family member now is not --
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>> good to stay on top of it. >> prevention is the way. >> doc, thank you. see you again tomorrow morning. i'm kelly wright. >> i'm julie van daris. unlimited. as in, no limits on your hard-earned cash back. as in no more dealing with those rotating categories. the quicksilver card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% cash back on everything you purchase, every day. don't settle for anything less. i'll keep asking. what's in your wallet? i'll keep asking. my dad has aor afib.brillation, he has the most common kind...'s not caused by a heart valve problem. dad, it says your afib puts you at 5 times greater risk of a stroke. that's why i take my warfarin every day. but it looks like maybe we should ask your doctor about pradaxa. in a clinical trial, pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate)...
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...was proven superior to warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke. and unlike warfarin, with no regular blood tests or dietary restrictions. hey thanks for calling my doctor. sure. pradaxa is not for people with artificial heart valves. don't stop taking pradaxa without talking to your doctor. stopping increases your risk of stroke. ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before surgery or a medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding or have had a heart valve replaced. seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have a bleeding condition or stomach ulcer, take aspirin, nsaids, or blood thinners... ...or if you have kidney problems, especially if you take certain medicines. tell your doctors about all medicines you take. pradaxa side effects include indigestion, stomach pain, upset, or burning. if you or someone you love has afib not caused by a heart valve problem... ...ask your doctor about reducing the risk of stroke with pradaxa.
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