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people with preexisting conditions appeared to sway some hold-outs. >> i'm trying to get become and read it now. >> reporter: even as protesters heckled them outside. >> shame! shame! >> reporter: and democrats inside warned republicans will pay a political price. >> you have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. you will glow in the dark on this one. >> reporter: the bill eliminates or alters the key elements of obamacare, which house speaker paul ryan described today as a failed experiment. >> what protection is obamacare if there is no health care plan to purchase in your state? >> reporter: his plan provides tax credits to help individuals buy insurance, though many low-income and older americans would get less than obamacare currently provides. insurers would be allowed to charge older customers five times more than younger ones. obamacare capped that ratio at 3-to-1. states would also be allowed to roll back the requirement that
of basics, including maternity care and emergency services. indiana republican larry buschon. >> this is going to bring dunn premiums and get things back on track and give people options. >> reporter: republicans did not wait for the congressional budget office to determine the cost and impact of their bill. an initial analysis projected it would leave 24 million more americans without coverage, 14 million of them due to medicaid cuts. >> tens of thousands of americans will die if this bill passes. that's a fact. >> reporter: the numbers worried some g.o.p. moderates. >> you're a no on the bill? >> i am. >> reporter: but many republicans, like alabama's bradley byrne insist the bill will get better now that it has left the house. >> it's going to go to the senate and be chained, come back here. >> do you want it to be changed? >> i think it can be improved, i do. >> reporter: senate republicans have already established a 12-member working group to modify the legislation, but they
line. there was a lot of urgency to get this done in the house, scott, but senators say they're more focused on getting it right than doing it fast. >> pelley: probably won't come up in the senate until june at the earliest. nancy cordes on capitol hill, thank you, nancy. as nancy mentioned, the republican plan covers preexisting conditions, but not the way obamacare does. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: robin robin, a motr of four from louisiana, says she was troubled by today's vote. >> it's frightening. i'm worried about what that impact will have on my family and the medical bills that we might incur. >> reporter: her three-year-old son collin has a preexisting condition called hydronephorsis. it is a chronic condition that prevents his right kidney from draining properly due to a blockage. >> are we going to have my son's insurance cut? are they going to cover him? will
because without what we had, we would still be in debt, and we would forever be in debt i have a feeling. >> reporter: more than two million americans covered by obamacare have preexisting conditions. this new house bill would allow states to file for a waiver from the requirement that guarantees their coverage. to qualify, states would have to set up so-called high-risk pools, money used to help pay for expensive premiums. back in louisiana, officials have not signaled that they will seek a waiver, but $138 billion has been set aside in the g.o.p. bill for all 50 states to help fund those high-risk pools. >> this bill does not automatically eliminate coverage for people with preexisting conditions. >> reporter: larry levitt with kaiser. >> this bill would unleash debates about whether people with preexisting conditions should be covered and protected.
with the highest percentage of people that have preexisting conditions all voted for president trump. scott, here in louisiana, 30% of people under the age of 65 have a preexisting condition. >> pelley: 31 states have republican governors. david begnaud, thanks. with some insight is john john dickerson, the chief anchor of "face the nation." john, we saw concerns about preexisting conditions. that's just one landmine going forward as this goes to the senate. >> that's right. there are a number of senate republicans who think the house legislation weakens or removes just too many of those obamacare protections on items like preexisting conditions and also on some of the guarantees that were part of the affordable care act that certain health benefits would be covered. also medicaid might shrink too much under it, and if that scepticism kills the bill, then the house republican members will be stuck having voted for an up popular piece of legislation. >> pelley: john, the
non-partisan congressional budget office analyzes these bills to senators and congressmen how they'll affect the american people. last month when this came up, the congressional budget office said it would cost 24 million americans their insurance. this time the republicans didn't wait for the cbo report. >> they didn't wait because the report was likely to be nearly as bad or perhaps even worse, but regardless, the number was not going to be a good one that they were going to get in terms of that coverage because they argue the congressional budget office doesn't see health care the way they do, that they argue the reason those numbers is high is under obamacare people were forced to buy insurance. the republican plan doesn't do that, but they think people will get insurance nevertheless, and the cost will go down. but they didn't want a number that would look bad as they're trying to build momentum showing republicans coming together and use that momentum to get the senate to overcome its obstacles to passing health care legislation. >> pelley: john dickerson, ie
thanks, john. in another big story tonight, it is raining in the east from florida to upstate new york. this follows a system that brought floods this week to at least nine states in the midwest and the deep south. rivers rose to record levels in missouri, illinois, oklahoma, and arkansas, where residents were assessing the damage. michelle miller was there. >> reporter: in walnut ridge, arkansas, greg gill used a motorboat instead of a tracker to sail over his rice, corn, soybean and peanut plants. more than 5,000 acres of crops and ground in up to 16 feet of water. >> this is definitely not normal. you know, they say it was a 100-year flood, but this is the fourth one in my lifetime. >> reporter: bit by bit, greg and kim chaffin mopping up the last of 15 inches of floodwater that drenched their
store just up the road in pocahontas. how big of a setback is this? >> well, what i told someone earlier is we probably lost 15% of our inventory. we're hoping that in two weeks we'll be back up and running. get right back here actually. >> reporter: the shop was in its new location for only two months when torrential rain swelled the nearby black river nine feet above flood stage and caused major levee breaches. >> this time, i don't know how much water, it's in the house, but i don't know how much. >> reporter: 87-year-old charlie rose is making the most of his time at a nearby shelter, entertained by a boy scout volunteer. he's not sure when he's getting back to his flooded home. >> you got to think on the positive end of things. negative will get you in trouble. and that's what it is here. this is all very positive. >> reporter: it's been raining like this off and on all day, and yet floodwaters are receding. the good news for folks north of us in st. louis, scott,
interstate that's been shut down all week is finally reopening. >> pelley: floods coming to new england next. michelle miller, thanks very much. today president trump marked the national day of prayer by announcing plans to travel to israel, saudi arabia, and the vatican. he also signed an executive order meant to allow churches to get more deeply involved in politics. but what's on paper doesn't match his rhetoric. margaret brennan has more on that. >> no american should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith. >> reporter: president trump's order falls short of the promises he made to social conservatives. >> get rid of and totally destroy the johnson amendment. >> reporter: as recently as february, mr. trump said he would lift the ban on religious organizations from endorsing political candidates, a 1950's era law named for lyndon johnson, but that would require an act of
today's executive order only signals to the i.r.s. that it should not aggressively enforce the law, even though mr. trump in his remarks went further. >> this executive order directs the i.r.s. not to unfairly target churches and religious organizations for political speech. >> reporter: religious non-profits also wanted exemptions from obamacare provisions mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives, an issue a group of catholic nuns took all the way to the supreme court. >> and we know all too well the attacks against the little sisters of the poor. >> reporter: today's order just instructs government agencies to consider crafting new regulations. a number of prominent religious leaders celebrated alongside the president today, but others were left disappointed. greg baylor is senior council with alliance defending freedom. >> we do hope that the president and his agencies follow through on some of these
will end up fixing them. >> reporter: scott, after reviewing the attacks, the aclu has dropped its threat of a lawsuit calling the order "an elaborate photo op with no discernible policy outcome." >> pelley: margaret brennan at the u.s.s. intrepid air and space museum in manhattan where the president will be speaking tonight. margaret, thank you. prince philip will soon be spending more time around the house, of windsor. buckingham palace announced today that at the age of 95, the prince is retiring. from what, you ask? here's mark phillips. >> reporter: the role from which prince philip is retiring was to walk one step behind the queen, but even back there he was able to carve out his own reputation and place in history. >> so essentially the queen has always worn the crown. >> reporter: giles brandreth ran one of philip's charities. >> and prince philip was
that's the way it worked. >> reporter: it worked as a partnership from the very beginning. the queen's cousin, margaret rhodes recalled the impression he made in an interview before she died last year. >> of course prince philip was the most utterly good looking viking god. he really was too good looking. >> reporter: and so outspoken. he was a famously gaffe-prone fountain of political incorrectness. he once asked aboriginals in australia whether they still throw spears at each other. closer to home he asked scottish driving instructors how they kept their students off the sauce long enough to pass the test. > prince philip said if ever you see man opening the car door for his wife, it's it's ear new car or a new wife. >> reporter: still his old wife paying tribute some years ago seemed to appreciate him. >> he has quite simply been my
years, and i and his whole family owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know. >> reporter: philip couldn't resist one last one liner when someone said they were sorry he was standing down, he replied, "well, i can't stand up much longer." mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> pelley: coming up next on the "cbs evening news," texas lawmakers pass what's known as the "show me your papers law." 80 percent of recurrent ischemic strokes could be prevented with the right steps. and take it from me, every step counts. a bayer aspirin regimen is one of those steps in helping prevent another stroke. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
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senator charles perry, who cosponsored the measure, claims this bill will make texas communities safer. >> it's about prote
communities. we don't want those individuals that have committed crimes, illegal or otherwise, that when they had an opportunity to be locked up for public safety to be released at the discretion of a local law enforcement. >> reporter: the bill will give every texas police officer and sheriff's deputy the power to enforce federal immigration laws. police officers can ask the immigration status of
anyone under arrest or even detained. travis county judge sarah eckhardt says the new law will unfairly target texas' large mexican community. >> they feel they're being hunted. even the native born are in fear they'll be pulled over and asked by a police officer whether they belong here or not, even if they've been here for generations. >> reporter: a syracuse university project showed between 2014 and 2016 texas police complied with federal requests and detained more than 35,000 undocumented people. that's 20,000 more than the state of california detained.
criticized by police chiefs from dallas to san antonio. under the measure, officers who exercise discretion and do not comply with federal immigration requests could be charged with a misdemeanor. >> if the state has chose on the conscript us as immigration officials, we will have to comply. >> reporter: texas governor greg abbott tweeted after his legislative victory saying,
"i'm getting my signing pen warmed up." once signed the law will go into effect on september 1st, but, scott, opponents plan the fight the measunre iou crt. >> pelley: omar villafranca. up next, she's the hit of the plouaygrnd. city with all the over-the-counter products i've used. enough! i've tried enough laxatives to cover the eastern seaboard. i've climbed a mount everest of fiber. probiotics? enough! (avo) if you've had enough, tell your doctor what you've trieand d how long you've been at it.
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>> pelley: that's the first national telecast of the kentucky derby 65 years ago this week. cbs cameras captured the action. hundreds of photographers will be at the derby this saturday, but one stands out from the pack. don dahler is up at the downs. >> reporter: in a sport of raw speed where champions are determined by million second, it's barbara livingstons job to freeze time. what makes the perfect photograph? >> i'll let you know when i get one. i look for color, light, and to keep distractions to a minimum from the subject matter, so you're drawn into the mt,
moments here. >> reporter: many of which happen off the track. >> to get something that evokes feeling versus something saying that's technically a good shot. there's a world of difference between the. two again, it doesn't always work, but it sure is fun when it does. >> reporter: livingston fell in love with horses as a young girl. beginning with her dad's instamatic, she's been photographing them all her life. now chief photographer for the daily racing forum, she's won more of her industry's eclipse awards than anyone. >> that's great. >> reporter: not bad for someone who is nearly blind. >> okay. who is that there? >> reporter: due to an unsuccessful childhood eye operation, she can only see blobs of color with her left eye and extremely blurry images with her right. her cameras have special view finders that help somewhat, but she has zero depth perception. >> i don't know if you're closer to me than the horse. i just know by going like this. i think that helps me. >> reporter: you think it helps you? >> sure. i see like a photograph. the world is a photograph.
she sees. >> reporter: this photo says so much. a triple crown champion basking in adoration. on race week, the 56-year-old's days begin before dawn, and her paces, well, exhausting. but the smile never leaves her face. >> reporter: every day i wake up i'm happy to come here. every day that i go home, i'm happy i was here. and every night i go to sleep, i can't wait to be back here. >> reporter: you found your place in the world. >> and how lucky am i have to have that? >> reporter: no, how lucky are we? don dahler, cbs news, kentucky. >> pelley: and that's our picture of the world tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org on the front lines of
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