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The sequester would be devastating.
Weeks later most Americans disagree.
According to new Rasmussen poll 51% of Americans say they have found no impact and 30% say the impact has been minor.
But they go even further an incredible 45% of Americans say the cut should have even been deeper.
Karl Rove joins us -- -- see surprising season numbers.
You know pretty amazing and the other thing that's interesting about -- -- is at the you know you're comparing apples to oranges but polls would tend to indicate that the concern about the sequestered -- dropping since they.
White House scare campaign.
Earlier this month.
So how does this hurt or the president mean imminent meaning he'd been beset it was going to be all these horrible things and maybe -- horrible things had to come at least right now most Americans aren't feeling them.
Well I think it hurts me too wasteful personally looks like you know -- -- -- that it doesn't happen in the second thing is.
The administration and Democrats on the hill apparently are going out of their way to try to make certain that it does fight for example.
We have this issue there rose last week where the FAA's clothes -- -- 159 towers that's smaller airfields.
Virtually everyone on my news just in general aviation not passenger service.
And Jerry Moran and Republican senator from.
Kansas came over an idea did find the fifty million dollars to keep most of those open and proposed an amendment to the democratic budget resolution Harry Reid wouldn't even allowed to be considered so.
I suspect were likely to see.
And weeks ahead examples where the administration gone out of its way to try and make things hurt in order to be able say.
What we set about square -- -- Fit -- having worked in the White House isn't a fair criticism about me their kids all -- town this spring break -- always count that high sharing grade school kids junior high.
They wanna go in the White House they can't because of tourists are close having worked at the White House is a threat is there anything the president could do -- is solely within the discretion.
Secret Service this is shameful.
Look if they did the overtime cost for the sort of Secret Service.
Amounts to the White House it was 74000 dollars a week which reason -- less than three point nine.
For an entire year this we have a government that has a three point six trillion dollar budget that is 360.
Thousand millions of dollars that you can't tell me in the budget of the Department of Homeland Security which Secret Service is part of you can't find three point nine million dollars a savings.
You know take another conference budget.
And in virtually every agency of the federal government has unspent balances the sort of a slush fund that the agencies like to hold on the money is appropriate in past years.
There were needed they like to hold on don't sweep those balances and I'm confident -- you'll find.
Many many many times the three point nine million dollars that are needed -- could open up the White House for public -- senate shameful.
-- OK -- it was a chip on behalf of the Secret Service isn't Chamberlain doesn't have the authority to say you know do something.
Well it did -- there there there they -- they could have the authority.
To move money around and in the accounts of the department of Homeland Security this is -- -- pollen -- not to director of the Secret Service.
But it's the secretary of Homeland Security you can take care of this and if it was a problem.
I'm very confident.
Did whatever kind of flexibility they need to -- from accounts within the Department of Homeland Security would be immediately granted by the congress the president's anymore.
This is -- and it's mean spirited -- and more important that it's heading this is not what we expect from our president.
We were present to elevate the country would know what the president to play these kind of cheesy little petty games.
Hi -- this -- news tonight about Obama care.
Obama administration now admitting Americans could see their premiums rise HHS secretary Kathleen some really -- saint.
There may be a higher costs associated gain insurance.
-- I'm pleased that we heard in the beginning in hours the about administration singing a different -- Well they're gonna have to admit the reality remembered that is the president is said that if obamacare was the Affordable Care Act was passed.
The premiums would go down 2500 dollars for the average family four by the end of 2010.
That was what the president said.
Before it happened no -- out of the Affordable Care Act the average premium.
For a family of four was thirteen 1375.
Dollars a year before the Affordable Care Act passed.
This year that are -- he rose to an average of thirteen 78200.
Some odd dollars more.
Then he got to 151073.
Dollars that's a pretty big jump.
Then the following year 2012.
They went to 151400.
So I'm sorry 745.
Dollars so we've seen pretty consistent increase we now get a delta approaching 5000 dollars.
Between the difference what the president said it would be and where it actually is at this point.
Why is that happening well -- -- -- the law encourage the law includes a lot of mandates and a lot of requirements for.
-- for free insurance providers of these policies have to have a bunch of stuff in them that here for what we're not included him -- many policies.
For example there's a little -- limit on lifetime.
Expenditures by the policy it also has a thing called community rating which says you can't charge.
Older less healthy people.
The real rate that you ought to be charging -- and you end -- you ought to charge younger people.
Healthier people pay higher rate in order to subsidize older people will -- means that rates are are coming up pretty dramatically for for younger healthier world.
-- she says because they didn't realize it or they weren't trying to hide somebody -- why I mean we know that we're seen as -- -- know was a big administration.
Just not -- can't do -- admitting get a bit.
I don't think there -- being candid frank because I talked a lot of health economists at during that 2000.
Nine and 2010 as the bills being discussed very few of them thought this idea that the premiums would dramatically go down.
Was was it was anything closer and closer to reality.
And I think the administration came out with a series of focus group tested reasons you know.
You -- your premiums are gonna go down 2500 dollars year by the end of 2010 if you like your your insurance.
You're going to be able to keep that all of these things that we now know.
You know I'm not gonna get in the related in the middle their relationship between you and your doctor if you don't think it the affordable care of his game between you and your doctor -- talk your doctor and see what they say.
I know what I -- -- -- the whole idea that the previously kept -- because everyone is contributing putting money in the pot essentially.
And then what I know we've seen over time is said HHS has given waivers to large organizations and maybe doesn't dramatically affect the price but if you see a lot of people who get waivers and don't have to participate they're not pain into the hot and the same thing is -- isn't an -- black people are opposed to the -- -- medical devices.
But the minute you start giving the -- start getting rid of things.
People who have to pay the -- -- -- -- -- -- recipe well.
-- -- right -- and let me let me talk -- -- two different issues here first -- all the -- remember these are temporary waivers.
And a lot of those waivers -- -- unions which are politically and in league with the president.
But you'll also see there are a lot of unions like the like the culinary union is now and examine what this is gonna do to their union provided health care benefits.
And are furious with what's the Affordable Care Act is gonna do to their union and to the union.
Is beginning -- -- they weren't they weren't we remember remember people -- didn't get rich history this -- Nancy Pelosi famously said we've got to pass a bill so we can find out what's and it is so.
Now we're finding now what's in it is wonderful -- that the timing of any -- mean and I realize that not every bill is read by everyone will he have a point 32800.
Page -- has been dramatically change how we do think you ought to read -- played Florida well I'm sure -- -- what do we should end.
Look also a lot of this is regulations -- mean a lot of this is going to be.
Brought about as a result of you know rules that are going to be written by people that when we never far that's right NN and also rule says it's -- are coming very very late.
There's a letter that was sent by the chairman of the house small business committee today.
To secretary Sebelius saying look.
You're supposed to have us the small business exchange to allow small businesses to have a marketplace to purchase insurance -- supposed to be up and operated by now.
You don't -- you don't appear to be anywhere close to having this exchange up and operating by the time and it should be can misty fixed all these are problems or is -- -- it's -- implode on us my personal view is I think this thing is gonna turn out to be far more expensive than we thought.
And and -- and what's.
Funnel by red -- and is gonna turn -- to be.
It's very damaging to people getting health insurance from -- -- think about this if the average cost.
Today of a policy for -- family forced 151000 dollars of which about 111500.
Dollars comes from the employer.
And the cost keeps going up why should a company continue to providing coverage when it can dump that coverage.
Pay the employees some more money and pay a 2000 dollar fine for having -- the coverage and put them into the exchanges.
The exchange is gonna cost according to the original CBO estimate roughly 500 billion dollars over the first.
Ten years 44 million people were supposed to find themselves in the exchange's 21 -- -- never had coverage before.
Three million who would get coverage from from the exchange because your employer dump them that was 2010.
As a few months ago the CBO says oops we don't think it's three million people are gonna lose your coverage it's eight million.
The department health and human services the center for Medicare says it is going to be seventeen million people who get -- get their coverage dropped.
Health economists are -- are believing that it could be much are anywhere from.
Thirty some odd million to seventy some -- -- the national senator center for policy analysis says 410 -- -- what does that mean.
That means -- the cost of 24 million people is 500 million dollars.
In the first ten years when remember there's no coverage for any of those people for four years he -- spent two years ramping it up and he's been over 85% of the money on them.
In the last four years of the decade what happens -- that number's not 24 million but that number is fifty million or forty million or sixty -- The cost escalate dramatically that's what's gonna happen is gonna collapse.
All right if any that I do you concede that and we needed something about a medical as a little bribe me so this is not just mean.
You -- Molly Wood as it.
Well I think I think there are alternatives ended there are alternatives.
We've got I didn't we've gotten good alternatives available to us that this is not going to be did this is not going to be sustainable site and -- ask you.