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time to play reporter roulette. i want to begin with this huge, huge health concern, so large it is absolutely baffling the government. the number of cases of children with autism, it is rising, it is rising rapidly, and cnn's dr. sanjay gupta is live with me. first, i want you to watch this. >> frankie sanders is a ninth grader that loves to play chess on his ipad and trying to pass the test for his driver's permit. frankie also has autism. assist you may know, it is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects language, behavior, and social skills. boys make up the vast majority of cases. what you may not know is 12 years ago the centers for disease control and prevention began to estimate the total number of cases in the united states. they based it on account of eight-year-old children with autism in select communities. if you look back in the years 2000 and 2002, it was about 1 child in so with autism.
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two years later, 1 in 125. then 1 in 110. now the latest report as of 2008, the last time an estimate was performed, 1 in 88 children has autism. that's a 78% increase just over the last decade. the question on a lot of people's minds is why? >> how much of that increase is a result of better tracking and how much of it is a result of an actual increase? we still don't know. >> researchers have discovered many genes linked to autism but in most cases genes are only one part of the equation. genes alone wouldn't change that fast in just ten years. there is something else that triggers the problem. >> we're talking about infections. we're talking about social conditions. we're talking about exposures to toxins, things in the environment. >> researchers are still looking for answers. with a when they do know is that diagnosing children early is
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critical. as was the case with frankie sanders. >> he was diagnosed at 15 months old. he immediately began to get speech therapy and occupational therapy and physical therapy and placed in a group with kids typically developing. >> all that far hard work is paying off. frankie is now 15. he attends a regular high school and plays on the football team. >> we can diagnosis autism at two years of age almost always but 90% of the children. by three, certainly. we actually can diagnosis it at 18 months in many children. >> according to the new report, most cases are diagnosed late, after age two or three. that's when therapy has been shown to help the most, especially with speech and communication. >> parents need to be aware of their children and how their children are interacting. >> and then they need to seek help. >> if you as a parent are concerned about your child, talk to your doctor. talk to your school system, to see if they should be assessed, get them assessed.
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>> sanjay gupta, i want to get to parent awareness in a minute. you look at the numbers. why? why are they so up? >> you know, it is one of these tough things to sort out. this particular study is more of a survey. they're looking at numbers specifically. they're not trying to find causes. it is the question everyone asks, and the answer to most of these things, it is a combination of genetics and environment. you and i have talked about that before. i think there is an important point here, and that is again your genes just don't change that fast in a decade. genes in the human beings take hundreds of years really to change. the environment is where a lot of poo em are focusing their attention, after a child is born and also while they're in the womb, exposures, infections, toxins, could it be advanced maternal age and paternal age, both mothers and fathers older now when they're having kids? could that play a role as well either because the parents are older or because the parents, because they are older they accumulated more toxins in their
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body as well before having kids? we don't know the answer. each time one of these surveys is done, you're getting more data. where are the cases more prevelant? which groups are they prevelant in? eventually you drill down on this more. >> if the child is in a womb, that's one situation. another is if you have a child, a parent detects autism earlier, is it possible to actually reverse some of the symptoms? >> i think so. i think that's not just platitudes. i think people always say, look, detect early, intervene early and you hear i think with autism a lot of the stories we reported over the years show that really does make a difference. i mean, first of all, what to look for, you know, you can see some of these signs in children between the ages of 6 and 12 months and, brooke, as you know, i have small children. it is sometimes difficult to parse out specific behaviors but take a look at the list here. kids typically start babbling in the age range. if it is not happening, it is a concern.
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it doesn't mean for sure anything but it is a concern, doesn't gesture, poor eye contact, not engaging with parents or other people, doesn't reach up for a hug or to be picked up. those are signs that may signal you or talk to a doctor or specialist. what they found is if the diagnosis occurs at 18 months or around that time period, those interventions which focus on increasing social contact, trying to either delay or reverse as you said some of the symptoms of autism, that can happen. these children with autism have a much better chance if the early diagnosis intervention occurs. >> sanjay, thank you. >> you got it. thank you. >>. florida senator mark rubio tells cnn what he thinks about running for vice president. jim acosta spoke with him awhile ago. jim, quite the news making interview. what did the senator tell you? >> well, you know, brooke, seems we have to ask him this question every three or four months because we have to, but his endorsement of mitt romney sort of brings the subject back up.
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obviously this is something talked about in republican circles that he would bring a lot to a republican ticket. he could potentially help mitt romney win the state of florida which would seriously hurt the president's reelection chances. we had a chance to catch up with mark rubio on the hill earlier today in between his meeting and votes and asked him what do you think? what's your latest response on this, senator? here is what he had to say. >> last year you said under no circumstances would you appear on the ticket this year. >> my answer hasn't changed. i know people keep asking. >> under no circumstances. >> i won't not vice president. >> i don't know if you noticed that, brooke. i asked him a couple of times about this interview that he gave to meet the press last year in which he said under no circumstances would he appear on the ticket for the republican party in 2012. both times he did not exactly say under no circumstances, so does that leave the door open? that is in the eye of the
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beholder and remains to be seen. he seems to be saying no for the record but when you say my answer hasn't changed, that talks about now, and it doesn't talk about where we might be tomorrow or three months ago or heading into tampa. >> we didn't stop asking chris christie, so keep doing our job and asking marco rubio as well. also a little bit of news on the romney front. officially signing on the dotted line, a big endorsement there. >> that's right. former president george h.w. bush, bush 41, is expected to appear with governor romney later on this afternoon at an event at the former president's office in houston, and this is another big sign that the republican establishment is coalescing behind mitt romney. it is a good endorsement for mitt romney, not unexpected. former president bush did indicate his support for mitt romney back in december and barbara bush as you might recall was recording robo calls on behalf of mitt romney in ohio and it is another sign that the
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establishment is moving behind mitt romney and not behind the other candidates. so obviously that's a good step in the right direction for mitt romney. >> still nothing from george w. bush, right? >> no. >> nothing from him yet. >> the political staff did touch base with his staff as of last night. still nothing on that front. >> still nothing yet. jim acosta, thank you in washington. next, barbara starr at the pentagon with a story of a u.s. soldier that died saving an afghan child's life, a very emotional story. what happened? >> you know, brooke, there is plenty of heartbreak to go around but this is one that will give you pause. it was just a few days ago in eastern afghanistan. we want to tell you about this specialist dennis wikel was in a military convoy, big armored vehicle when is they noticed small afghan children in the road. we have a picture of him now and wanted to get the children out of the way. it was very dangerous for them to be in the road. he and other soldiers got out
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and pulled the kids to safety and at the last minute a little afghan girl ran back into the road to apparently pick up some shell casings. afghan kids often try to pick up whatever they can and basically sell it for pennies. their families need the money. the specialist went after the little girl. he pulled her to safety but he could not get out of the way in time. he was hit by the vehicle which could not stop. he passed away a short time later. he is survived by his own three young children. he will be laid to rest in rhode island on monday and the state flags are flying at half staff, a very heartbreaking case, current and valor of all of the troops. >> heartbreaking, heroic and there is us telling the story given what happened back a couple weeks ago with sergeant bales and the charges he faces. >> yes. that has not escaped anyone. we talked to so many people in the military that know about
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this case of specialist weichel, and it is another example, they want americans, afghans to know that the majority of vast majority of u.s. troops serving in the war zone, all the troops serving in the war zone are there to help. brooke. >> barbara starr, appreciate it. that's your reporter roulette on thursday. i have now been told we have live pictures. take a look. live pictures, here you go, off the coast of orange county, california, and what you are looking at is a whale has been tangled up in some old fish netting there. this is near the beach if you know the area and they are trying to reach the whale with boats in buoys. they say it is older than a baby whale but not quite an adult whale. we'll keep you posted on the progress to save this whale. so we have the police report. i have it right here. the police report, sanford police detailing what happened the night trayvon martin was shot and killed. now we have the surveillance
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video. it shows george zimmerman after the shooting. we have mike brooks standing by who will walk us through this video frame by frame to show us what injuries zimmerman may have had or perhaps did not have at all. don't miss this. we always hear about jobs leaving america. here's a chance to create jobs in america. oil sands projects, like kearl, and the keystone pipeline will provide secure and reliable energy to the united states. over the coming years, projects like these could create more than half a million jobs in the us alone. from the canadian border, through the mid west, to the gulf coast. benefiting hundreds of thousands of families throughout the country. this is just what our economy needs right now.
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we are getting a fresh look at the man that admits to shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin. the police report here says george zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and the back of the head at the scene. i want you to take a look. this is the surveillance video of zimmerman taken some time later. this is the sanford florida police department here in sort of a red jacket. he is in handcuffs here. the police check him over. this is video, was obtained by cnn. i want to move to another piece of this video. you can see it is a little clear are and better lighting. here is zimmerman being led into this room to be questioned. the tapes, they're grainy, neither of them appears to really show visible injuries to zimmerman, and that brings up all kinds of questions when it comes to zimmerman's story that he shot trayvon martin in self-defense. zimmerman's father has now spoken out, explained his version of the events to affiliate wofl.
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>> trayvon martin said something to the effect of you're going to die now or you're going to die tonight, something to that effect. he continued to beat george, and at some point george pulled his pistol and did what he did. >> i have got mike brooks here, hln law enforcement analyst. we have the police department report, you and i both have it. >> right. >> i want to walk over. i want you to tell us what you see. >> i was a detective, yes, detective with the metropolitan police and assigned to the fbi the last six years and spent 20 years as an emergency medical technician and a volunteer fire chief in fairfax county, virginia, so i treated people on the streets of washington and virginia with head injuries. >> talk to me. >> we see him get out of the vehicle right here. okay? we see him getting out, brooke, and you see him here.
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let's stop it right there. >> pause it. >> pause it. do we see any visible blood here? it is really hard to see in this particular light but we will see again if we can start it back up again, and you will see him being searched by officers and one of the other things i find interesting, the officers were not wearing any rubber gloves. to me, and my protocol, if anybody has any biohazard, blood on them, they would put on gloves because they want to make sure they did not get anything on him. the see the officer searching his pockets and make sure there is nothing in the being gentlemanet and this is the coat witnesses describe him having on at the time of the shooting and let's let him walk towards you and we will see him and pause it here just a second. >> here he is looking. >> pause it right there. now, do we see any head trauma
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described by his father as being held down and having his head hit into the concrete? he was treated, we know. >> treated on the scene. >> on the scene by sanford fire department, and then they released him and they took him to the station. now, if you have a bad cut on the back of your head, as a former emt, you will put a compress on that and put a cling until it stops bleeding because you don't want someone leaving there and if they have a severe head injury, they will take him to the hospital. continue on with the tape. >> is it possible if it wasn't severe and they treated him on the scene it would be clean. >> it could be. we'll see him lean against the wall here. then as it goes along, you can see him stop right there. do we see anything right there? maybe just a little speck if you will right here, just very hard to see, very tough to look at,
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grain evay to see, very tough to look at, grain eva video. but if it was a large laceration, i would say you would see a large visible cut on the back of his head. >> i don't know if we have that other video, guys. he is walking into be questioned and i have a question about the nose. the his father again speaking with our orlando affiliate saying he didn't realize until the following day that his nose was broken. when you see, here he is. >> right. stop it right there. do you see his nose? does it look like it is broken? no, it doesn't. again, you don't see any blood on his shirt, and when someone is hit in the nose, i played rugby for over 20 years. if somebody hits you in the nose and breaks your nose, will you bleed, especially after you're struck in the face with a fist that they're alleging trayvon martin attacked him and your heart is pumping and you're fighting for your life as he alleges. you will have blood pumping hard and your heart will be pumping and blood will be coming out of your nose all over the front of
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your shirt. we don't see this. do we know the extent of the injuries? no. it gives us more insight, i think, into the extent of his injuries and maybe they weren't as bad as -- i thought i would see a large laceration. i thought i would see blood, and you don't see him staggers. you don't see him uneasy on his feet either. >> we would will have to hear from the paramedic that treated him on the scene. >> and there is a record that far because he would have had to sign a release saying i don't want to be transported, i release of you all duty, and i am going to be going with the police. >> yeah. we can't talk to the paramedics because of hipaa rules, so they can't talk to us. they're really the ones that have the information as far as how he was treated, mike brooks, end with a lot of questions. >> a lot of questions but a little more insight as the case progresses along. >> i appreciate it. want to remind everyone on this story we want you to watch cnn 8:00 friday night for the special town hall we're hosting hosted by soledad o'brien who
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will examine the racial tension in our country right now and how this horrible tragedy in this florida neighborhood has become such a nationwide story. 8:00 friday night on cnn. now this. >> i was terrified. he put a pillowcase over my head. i said what's going on? he said just do what we say and you won't be hurt. >> a group of men, they burst into this church classroom, waved a real gun and fake kidnapped the teenagers. it doesn't stop there. wait until you hear the story and the lesson the church wanted to teach next. security. that's what matters to me... me? i've been paying in all these years... years washington's been talking at us, but they never really listen... listen...it's not just some line item on a budget; it's what i'll have to live on... i live on branson street, and i have something to say... [ male announcer ] aarp is bringing the conversation on medicare and social security out
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teens did not expect. one minute they were at a church youth group meeting. the next they were face-to-face with an armed man, their heads covered with pillowcases, frightening no doubt, and the whole thing was fake. what's the lesson here? dave from our affiliate whtm explains. >> i was terrified. they put a pillowcase over my head. i had my hands behind my back. i said what's going on? they said just do what we say and you won't be hurt. >> kidnapped, thrown in a van, staring down the barrel of a real gun. guess what? it was all fake. however, this 14-year-old girl had no idea believing the real horror that left real scars both physical and emotional.
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more like a lesson resist the glad tiedings assembly of god church near middletown in order to teach teens what real life persecution of beliefs are like the pastor says they arranged a surprise raid wednesday night. [ inaudible ] >> our apologies. it sounded like it was only one channel of audio working. tell you this. we did ask the district attorney what's next in terms of legal matters the church may face. here is what he told us. we are investigating the matter in conjunction with the lower township police at this point it is too toerl say what the results will be. there are many witnesses to interview and it will take time. we made multiple calls inviting the pastor to join us, to call in, if he would like, to share more about his decision to take part in this mock raid, and he
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has yet to respond to our request. the washington post quotes him as saying this type of exercise is important to teach young christians, quote, the dangers of mission work. in fact, a young missionary from pennsylvania was recently killed in yemen. this is a picture of where he died. al qaeda claimed responsibility for his death. the lines are getting longer as americans race to get their chance at a half a billion dollars. the jackpot has gotten bigger since we talked about this yesterday and best buy's stock taking a dive after it announces a drastic change to many stores. cnn will be right back. emily's just starting out... and on a budget.
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it is interesting and happening now, you're about to see it. rapid fire. let's go beginning with this. the senate today killed a bill backed by president obama to end tax breaks for major oil companies. in fact, speaking today before the vote the president said the nation would be watching to see what exactly congress would do. >> it is not as if these companies can't stand on their own. last year the three biggest u.s. oil companies took home more than $80 billion in profits. >> the bill died on a 51-47 procedural vote with democrats backing the measure and republicans opposing it. update in the killing of those 17 afghan civilians. the u.s. military says it has
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never had access to the two afghan villages where the killings happened and that will make it very difficult to prosecute this alleged killer here, sergeant robert bales whose attorney spoke out to cnn about the crime scene. >> it is not a traditional crime scene. there is no crime scene. the military has not even been back to the villages where this allegation stems from. they haven't been back there. so there is no crime scene. there is no dna. there is no fingerprints. there is no confession. >> also today perhaps lindsay lohan's final time in court. her probation is over. her judge saying in a hearing just a little while ago, and i quote this judge, i don't expect to see you again. she has ton community service and counseling sessions following her dui arrest five years ago and we heard aher briefly thank the judge before leaving court. >> i want to thank you for being
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the biggest hit, the ballad of jett clampet, and best buy closes 50 stores. now the stock is down and get this, they'll open 50 stores in china. allison is live with us at the new york stock exchange. how much in terms of stock today? >> best buy shares, brooke, falling 7%. this is despite best buy reporting better than expected earnings today but the focus is really on the news of best buy closing 50 stores, firing 400 people, look, what best buy is facing at this point, brooke, is stiff competition from online retailers and people jokingly refer to best buy stores as amazon.com show rooms meaning you go to best buy to try out the electronics and then go online and buy them from amazon. this is the problem, the usual brick and mortar store idea not working too well for best buy. what they're doing is slimming down and says it will open the mobile small stand alone stores
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and a store within a store inside malls in the u.s. and china and it is opening 100 in the u.s. and 50 in china so i know you mentioned china. it is not so much about best buy going overseas. it is more about changing their business model to fit what really works in today's age of shopping. >> it is amazing how much people buy online now. >> love it. >> here is a sign of the economy hopefully improving more. jobless claims down this week. the lowest since 2008. it is amazing. >> this is good. this is improvement. it is encouraging. the first time claims fell by 5,000 to 359,000. look at the market. it is not rallying on this news because the reading came in higher than expected, plus it seems the claims right now are kind of stuck at the 350,000 level. they have been there for weeks and now there are worries that the improvement that we have seen in the jobs market is kind of slowing down, so that's what you're seeing, the worries. you have to remember with 13 million people, brooke, still out of work, so you're not going to see the economy fully recover
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until some of them get back to work and you're seeing that play out in the market today. >> no halleluiah chorus yet. i hear you loud and clear. thank you so much. the feds bust a murder for fire plot and accused of wanting to use military skills in the plot. wait until who you hear who they're accused of conspireing with. joey jackson is all over it. ♪ stz ♪ wow... ♪ [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ werther's original caramels. in your breakfast cereal, what is? now, in every box of general mills big g cereal,
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developing this law. it was initially passed by the republican legislature in oklahoma and given to the governor and the governor of course vetoed it and the legislature over road the veto and there was a state placed upon the law so it never went into effect. if you know that's what preceded this, you have to know now that it got into the hands of the judge, it was evaluated and the judge gave those indications that you did about the unenforceability and unconstitutionality and you know it is going to go to the next level of appeals court and they're going to assess it and they're going to evaluate it and i would be curious to know what they will say. i have my thoughts about what they will. >> we'll see where it goes when it comes to appeal. that is just one of seven states that put this ultrasound before abortion mandate that put this on the books and might oklahoma sort of set the stage for the other states? >> i think what will happen is this. now, the fifth circumstancet that includes louisiana and texas and mississippi, there is a very similar case out there.
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only the judge, what do you know, decided it differently. so i think there will be some precedence setting and another thing i believe is there is a case out there, you know it very well, and it is called planned parenthood versus casey, a 1992 case and upheld the right for women to have abortion but there is language in there about a legislature's role in making sure that indeed is based on informed consent and maturity. i think we will see the language come up again as the fights continue and the case is appealed and who knows it may end up in a very high court that we know a lot about, too, because it affects everyone federally. you mentioned the other states. it is not only the other states, seven other states with similar laws, but everyone throughout the country with a vested interest in this particular issue. i think it will go very far and won't not last time we talk about it. >> our nation's highest court very busy this week. this may perhaps go that way. we'll see. in the meantime talk texas. this case out of south texas, this army officer and two others with ties to the military,
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they're now sitting behind bars in laredo after being arrested by the dea, and they say the men were willing to sell their u.s. military training to, i should say to a mexican drug car tell and the problem is this murder for hire project the men allegedly signed up for was a sting and they were taken into custody saturday, fourth man killed, and according to the court documents, it sounds like the dechlt e.a. was sniffing around when they stumble upon information about active duty officers willing to sell their training for drugs and money. i want you to put on your defense hat, sir. how do you defend these guys? >> well, here is the issue, brooke. it comes down to defending someone, what your job is depends on the unique facts of the case t depends on the nature and quality of the evidence. that is complicated when you enter into a sting and remember, brooke, they follow, the individuals in the plot for months. it means there is transcripts regarding tapes, tape
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recordings, video surveillance and whether or not your job is to get someone off or it is to mitigate the damage that is you're going to jail but make it less, depends upon what the evidence is. having said that, i think there might be a couple of things they can argue one of which we didn't really intend to kill anybody, we don't have the capacity to do it, we don't have the ability to train anybody to do it, and so the question of their intentions is going to play big in any defense and further more and finally, brooke, the issue as to what brought them to the whole murder for hire was the agent themselves. the defendants weren't going around saying can we kill people for money? the agent suggested that, you know what, hey, let's raise the ante here. if we had these people to kill and we paid you, could you do it and the issue of entrapment will come up as well and there is a lot of evidence and it is an uphill battle they have to fight to be sure. >> and is this civilian, military, apparently one of them left earlier in the month and one is active duty.
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lots of layers as always and that's why we talk about these cases. thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up, getting ripped off at the doctor? up next you will hear how much certain procedures cost in america compared to the rest of the world 6789 stick around. you want to hear this. no matter where you go. no matter what you do. when you're living with moderate to severe crohn's disease, there are times it feels like your life... revolves around your symptoms. if you're tired of going around in circles, it may be time to ask your gastroenterologist about humira. because with humira, remission is possible. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications... but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief. and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections,
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we were just talking about how the u.s. stream court has been busy this week. they're now deciding if the government can require nearly every american to have, to buy health insurance. you have the nine justices, the ultimate legal experts looking at this particular law. today we're going to look at the system that the state of the u.s. health care in america and also around the world and i want to bring in t.r. reed, the author of the healing of america, a book about how much more americans pay for medical services. you know, take natural child birth, just an example, $9,000 here. costs you $1,500 dollars in canada and you see japan, $800
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and t.r. reed, hello. you have been traveling the world. >> good to see you. >> let me begin with this and heaven forbid you break a leg. i am thinking about this. my executive producer recently did this. say you need surgery, she is not really laughing. that's okay. we use it as an example, plates and screws and what have you. what does that cost you if let's say fast forward to 2016, if this health care law stays versus if it is struck down. talk to me about cost. >> well, even with the health care law in place, we're still going to be paying three, four times as much as the other rich democracies for the same procedure. i guf you an example. i live in colorado. i fell skiing and the doctor says you have to get an mri on the neck. it cost me $1234. six weeks later i was in japan and i noticed he had an m.r.i. machine and i said what would with it cost to do a scan and he
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looks it up, $110 for the same procedure. >> wow. >> that's the difference. >> $110. say you're in a country -- >> and i can tell you how they did it. >> go ahead. house that? >> the reason is how did it happen? >> yeah. >> japanese health ministry imposes price limits, and they kept lowering the price that doctors could get for a scan, so the docs went to the scan makers and said, hey, you have to make a cheaper machine. we can't pay a million dollars for a machine and now the big japanese makers are producing scanning machines that cost about a tenth as much as the ge or siemens version, not quite as good but looking at my neck they do as well and cost a 12th as much. >> say you're in a country talking socialized medicine and everyone is insured, how much
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would it cost there and why is it so much more here? >> here it is more because the drug companies, the hospitals, the device makers, the makers of scanning machines have convinced congress and the government that and the insurers that we have to pay more to pay for their high tech research, and they do great research, no doubt about that, but i am not so sure about that, brooke. you take very popular pill, crestor, a pill i take, one of the five best-selling pills in the world. the same pill in the same factory i used to pay 34 cents a pill in britain. i looked it up today and in america $5.20 a pill for the same pill. in japan, 80 cents, canada, $2. the drug companies say americans have to pay a lot to pay for our fabulous research. you know what, crestor was
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licensed from a japanese company. that's japanese research that paid for it and they don't pay through the nose for the pill. >> if we're talking about pills or mri machines, how would our costs for insurance change even if the highest court deems this law constitutional? they still need to make the machines. they still need to make the pills. how will the costs be regulated? >> well, if there were price pressure coming from either the insurers or medicare or something, as happens in other countries, they would have to get their prices down, but one of the disappointments about obama care is it doesn't have much price control. it has a few pilot projects and basically prices are going to keep going up under obama area and just unfortunately as they have in massachusetts. that doesn't happen in the other rich democracies because the health ministry or somebody keeps pushing prices down. guess what, the industry reacts
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and lowers the prices. >> t.r. reed, his book is the healing of america. i appreciate you coming on, and hope you're back on the slopes in no time. appreciate it. >> tomorrow, brooke, thank you. >> now this. >> where is mom? what's she stopping for? >> listen to the kids voice. flames begin to close in a dramatic escape caught here on i had have. you are about to see the entire thing play out. hear from the family next. $600? wow, you're like a magician or something. shh. david copperfield doesn't like it when customers say that... ha, so he's a "magician," huh? can he do this? ♪ or this! or, how about this! wow, that was really impressive. it was... uh, i think we'll go with the $600. yes, we will. [ male announcer ] combine auto and renters with state farm, and save an average of $600. ♪ and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. [ woman ] lower cholesterol.
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situation room" with gloria borger. chief political analyst in the big chair today for wolf. miss borger, good to see you. what do you have? >> good to see you.
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well, we'll talk about the president's new plan on oil. he understands that oil prices are hitting americans really hard, so today he came out and said let's get rid of those oil subsidies and striking at oil companies. we're also going to talk about marco rubio. as you know, brooke. >> yes. >> he endorsed mitt romney. jim acosta caught up with him and we'll have to hear what he has to say about why romney and why now. and we'll talk about that lottery, what is it? >> $540 million. >> have you bought your ticket? >> no. i'm not going to win. >> i don't know. you never know. feeling lucky, as they say on google? >> we'll see. we'll see. maybe i'll do it. >> think about it. >> all right. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. thank you so much. >> and from daylight in the pure darkness, a quote from his father in colorado describing his drive as a family tries to outrun a wildfire. this is a fire that so far has killed two people and a woman is
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missing. let me set this up for you. this father is in the car with his kids and mom's in another car leading the way. the dad's name is doug gulick and he turns the corner and this is what he saw. >> daddy! >> we'll make it. we're going to be fine. >> daddy, where's mom? what is she stopping for? >> it's down there. it's down there. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> whoa! >> there it is, right here. right here. >> oh, my gosh! >> it's okay. >> we're out. we're out. we're out. >> what gets me is the panic of the daughter's voice after seeing her mom stop and then mom explains why she did stop her car.
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>> i had to put on the brake to figure out that i could get my hand to the lights and turn those on, and i was also considering that we might not make it through and maybe we needed to turn around like my husband said and my dad and my brother both firefighters and i know that one of the dangers is if the road becomes blocked with trees that are down, and i was concerned we would just get trapped inside. so the neighbor that passed us, we didn't know that that neighbor knew the way out, but he was flying, and so we went for it. >> some silver lining for this family. it looks like their home was spared, at least, by jefferson county officials say the fire is just 15% contained. >> for 28 days he was lost at sea. he even had to toss the bodies of his two friends overboard after they died of thirst. coming up next. you're about to see brand new pictures of the survivor and hear his incredible story. now, in every box of general mills big g cereal,
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>> lost at sea for 28 days, living off of nothing but raw fish and rain water. 18-year-old adrian vasquez was adrift off the post of panama on a fishing boat. his two friends died of thirst so he had to toss his friends' bodies overboard, but now after spending four full weeks clinging to life, vasquez is home. rafael romo, the story is amazing. you talked to this guy.
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first, take me back. what happened? >> it started as a fun trip for three friends. they had access to a fishing boat and they said we're just going go fishing overnight near the coast of panama which is when fish are the most plenty pifl. the problem is in the middle of the trip the engine fails and there's nothing they can do. they had no tools. they had no way of returning to the coast and so they were hoping that by morning they were going to be back at the coast. the total opposite happened. they started getting further away and away and away from panama, and they ended up 600 miles away from where they had started, near the galapagos island off the coast of ecuador. by that time two of the friends had died and only vasquez was surviving. >> so the engine fails. he ends up surviving 28 days and you say he sees his friends die right before him. how is he doing? >> he's not doing very well. i had an opportunity to speak with his mother yesterday and
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she says that he's not speaking very much. he doesn't really want to talk about what happened. >> i'm sure he's traumatized. >> completely. he was going to be taken to a psychologist today so they are just giving him time to process what happened and you see two friends die. that has to be horrible. >> i can't imagine. i don't ever want to imagine and then you have these 28 days. how did he survive? was he eating? >> yes. they had some fishing equipment that he was using to fish, at first, but then the original fish they caught started rotting. so it can't last too long and the problem was they didn't have much water for only a day or two and then after that they depended on whatever rain water they would get and that's how he remained alive, but obviously, the two friends didn't make it. >> wish him well. that's tough. beyond tough. rafael romo, i appreciate it so much and i appreciate tuning in each and every day. i'

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