TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Monday, August 18, 2014

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Tea Party Patriots: Help Jeff Sessions Stop Obama’s Exec Amnesty

The Tea Party Patriots urged Americans to follow Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) advice and convince Senators to pressure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring up the House’s border bill that would prevent President Barack Obama from enacting more executive amnesty. The group noted that a “bill that would defund Pres. Obama’s DACA amnesty and an expanded amnesty for illegal aliens has already passed the House and needs your support to move through the Senate” and encouraged its supporters to “make sure that your Senators know that they need to take a public stand against Obama’s executive amnesty and publicly encourage Majority Leader Reid to allow Rep. Blackburn’s DACA bill to the floor for a vote!”

If not TPP, who?  If not now, when?


Obamacare Website Displays Nonsense Text to Users Nearly a YEAR After Troubled Rollout – And Some in Congress Have the Same Problem

A full 318 days after the Obama administration’s medical insurance overhaul website’s glitch-prone launch, taxpayers visiting for critical information are instead encountering ‘Lorem ipsum’ – Latin-language filler text used by graphic designers as a placeholder when they don’t yet have meaningful information to publish. The nonsense words appear when users reach Web pages dedicated to ‘why health coverage is important,’ ‘how to appeal a Marketplace decision,’ ‘health coverage for military veterans’ and the unemployed, and ‘who’s eligible to use the Marketplace.’ In all, MailOnline found 13 mission-critical pages on the site that provided no meaningful information – just ‘Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet …’

Et, tu, Brute? And people wonder why Obamacare’s popularity keeps tanking.


Woman’s Surgery Delayed By ObamaCare

LaTrina Reed says the surgery she needs to correct a painful ovarian condition “is a matter of life or death,” but she hasn’t been able to get it because of errors in ObamaCare. She’s missed countless days of work and is nearly bedridden because of the pain. “I feel like I’m in labor all of the time,” Reed said. The 49-year-old single mother says she hasn’t stopped bleeding since February. She has nearly a dozen growths on her uterus and ovaries. And one twisted ovary, she says, gives her pains comparable to child birth. A hysterectomy and cyst removal would fix Reed’s problems, but the surgery costs $30,000. Until this month, Reed was listed as having no health insurance. But she has paid seven months’ worth of premiums to Nevada Health Link, the marketplace through which consumers buy subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act. “It’s like paying for car insurance and getting into an accident to find out you don’t have coverage,” Reed said.

Semper idem y’all, semper idem.

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