Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Nothing Obama and I have said about ObamaCare is untrue

posted at 4:01 pm on November 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Hengler, a perfect follow-up to Obama’s revisionism last night. Three points. One: What’s the word she utters at around 1:10? Is she … trying to say “misled”? I guess someone needs to tell the nominal head of one of America’s two major parties, who’s been a member of Congress for nearly 10 years, that “my-zeld” isn’t the correct pronunciation.

Two: She’s still pushing the idea that insurers are canceling plans en masse quasi-voluntarily rather than doing it because (a) the law now requires that every plan feature a menu of certain “essential benefits” and (b) HHS wrote the regulations on grandfathered plans exceptionally narrowly in order to maximize the number of plans that would be disqualified. And they did that, of course, because the more middle-class people there are who’ve been forced into more expensive plans, the more money insurers will have to subsidize coverage for the sick and poor. The goal was redistribution, as other Democrats are slowly beginning to acknowledge. Too bad Wasserman-Schultz can’t, preferring to pawn this all off instead on Obama’s pals/partners/scapegoats in the insurance industry.

Three: Contra Debbie, signing up via the ObamaCare website doesn’t “arguably” need to be easier. It needs to be easier. That’s why Obama called in outsiders for a “tech surge,” see? Imagine how zombified you’d need to be in your recitation of partisan spin to say that the Healthcare.gov Chernobyl “arguably” could stand some improvement. It’s like saying the Titanic arguably should have been more buoyant. In fact, thanks in part to the website catastrophe, we’re already getting closer to an iceberg we might not be able to avoid:

Insurers say the early buyers of health coverage on the nation’s troubled new websites are older than expected so far, raising early concerns about the economics of the insurance marketplaces.

If the trend continues, an older, more expensive set of customers could drive up prices for everyone, the insurers say, by forcing them to spread their costs around. “We need a broad range of people to make this work, and we’re not seeing that right now,” said Heather Thiltgen of Medical Mutual of Ohio, the state’s largest insurer by individual customers. “We’re seeing the population skewing older.”…

In states that are running their own marketplaces and have seen smoother rollouts, officials are now also reporting a similar phenomenon, suggesting the economics of the law play a role, too. In Connecticut and Kentucky, which have enrolled more than 4,000 people each in private health plans so far, the largest segments of enrollees in new commercial health-law plans are over age 55, much older than industry actuaries say they had anticipated…

The law includes provisions to ease the risks insurers face. For instance, federal funds will reimburse insurers for certain losses if they underestimate costs. But, actuaries say if the overall pool of customers is significantly older than expected, those provisions may not be enough to protect insurers against losses.

Is a bailout coming? Too early to know yet but the October enrollment numbers, presumably with lots of key demographic data, are set to be released by HHS next week. How many are old people, how many are Medicaid enrollees, and how many are actually the “young invincibles” on whom the fate of the law depends? Whatever the answer, rest assured: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be thrilled with the results.


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Accompanying the ‘Big Lie’ – the ‘Brazen Lie’….courtesy of the still-so-dim DWS.

When reality crashes around this vapid yenta, and she realizes that she has bupkes in terms of intelligence, perhaps then she’ll realize what a shlemiel she’s being.

Athos on November 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

everytime I see this wretched creature I’m reminded that she’s supposed to be the “best and brightest” to rule over us.

If this is the best we can come up with we are so screwed as a nation.

acyl72 on November 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

One more possibility, which admittedly is kind of cynical but would make a lot of sense; the designers hard-wired her with a special over-ride for using words like “misled”, “lied”, “failed”, etc, when describing democratic behavior, even in the context of a denial – don’t want to let such an idea into the public discourse, even as a hypothetical. If an ordinary scriptwriter inadvertently puts one of those words in the script, the override kicks in and forces her to mispronounce. It’s such a simple and fundamental part of her program that it can’t risk searching some database for a more appropriate phrase – best to just automatically send an “abort” signal directly to the vocal hardware.

RINO in Name Only on November 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

According to the DWS wiki page, her major “at university” was in “campaigning”, which is polite Leftist lingo for “lying”.

Del Dolemonte on November 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

As much as I dislike this woman

I wish we had her on our side:)

Redford on November 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

There was a time when people like Debbie lowlife and Zero would be ridiculed from office. Hounded. Look at Nixon! He was an angel compared to these people!

And Zero is out lying AGAIN! I have told you all over and over. He is mentally ill.

Only a crazy person would keep up the pathological lying when they are BUSTED!

But no Zero. He is the energizer Bunny of liars.

dogsoldier on November 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Redford on November 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

The dems are street fighters, our guys are affable dumbass pussies.

dogsoldier on November 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I should qualify that. We do have Cruz Lee and Rand Paul.

dogsoldier on November 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I don’t think corkscrew head can remember anything that she’s ever said.

The million to billion holes left in her head when her corkscrew hair falls out every day ….. are a lot of leaks.

avagreen on November 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Yep, both of these people are conversing using teleprompters. I am in a bad dream.

TexAz on November 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I too received a cancellation letter from Aetna regarding my individual insurance, although my current plan is valid until September 30, 2014. However, I looked at the Grandfather checklist and Aetna’s site. Combined with AP’s note that “the law now requires that every plan feature a menu of certain ‘essential benefits’” I see a potential issue.

According to Aetna, if you’re in a plan that has zero enrollees in any month, you lose your grandfather status. If that logic holds, any grandfathered plan will eventually lose its grandfathered status because the plan could cease enrolling individuals.

One regulation would trump the other regulation. Maybe – hopefully – I’m missing something.

Here’s Aetna’s checklist: http://www.aetna.com/health-reform-connection/tools/grandfathered-plan-qualifications-checklist.html

comet on November 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Geez, I hope America isn’t THAT stupid!

Their own words prove they’re lying. If they were telling the truth, why change the story? This is merely basic parenting logic.

EdmundBurke247 on November 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I get it, now. You can keep your actual policy. You can keep it in the drawer with your grade school report card. It simply won’t be in force and you’ll need to buy a new one. But nobody will come to your house and take your file folder labelled “former perfectly fine insurance policy.” If you like it, you can keep it.

Or you could shred it.

IndieDogg on November 5, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I should qualify that. We do have Cruz Lee and Rand Paul.

dogsoldier

And republicans have attacked them more than they have ever attacked DWS.

xblade on November 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Sorry but she is dog ugly.

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

EXCEPT…

stuartm80127 on November 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Hey Al, and all those having difficulty with this:

that “my-zeld” isn’t the correct pronunciation

All ya gotta do is look in your ‘Austrian’ dickshonery.

News2Use on November 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I’d make an Eastasia reference but our (D)s wouldn’t get it.

rogerb on November 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

What in the ever loving hell is “wyzled”? Teleprompter malfunction that should have said “mislead”?

sybilll on November 5, 2013 at 6:45 PM

“The average American family’s insurance premiums will be reduced by $2,500 a year.” In some versions of this lie, Barry said “reduced by as much as 3,000%!”

In fact, the average American family’s premiums have increased by slightly over 40%.

But hey, what difference — at this point — does it make? (To quote a well-known Obama accomplice). The MSM will keep telling people that Barry is “tweaking” (CNN’s phrase) his prior promises about your health insurance. (ABC reported that Barry is “clarifying his pledges”).

And the majority of Americans will remain clueless.

AZCoyote on November 5, 2013 at 6:49 PM

RickB on November 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

LOL…

d1carter on November 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Barry just wants someone to dig into ACA and make sure free Choom is covered.

The rest is just a smokescreen.

To coin a phrase.

dissent555 on November 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Pathological liars keep lying long after their lies are exposed. It’s all they know how to do. So, of course she lies about the lies she’s already said. This should not be surprising to anyone.

Chris of Rights on November 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

“Yep!” to all of this!

As much as I dislike this woman

I wish we had her on our side:)

Redford on November 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

You want a pathologically lying fruitcake like DWS on our side? You are a winner! :)

Anti-Control on November 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM

How much longer will it be before we begin to hear stories about people who couldn’t afford their new plans and went bankrupt because they didn’t have the money in the bank to cover the much higher deductibles?

TulsAmerican on November 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM

The most terrifying part of this psychotic nonsense, to me, is that any adult human being would side with any of these demonstrably mentally unstable, lying douche-nozzles. What kind of illness do you suffer from, that allows you to think anything DWS or the Boy King says, is even remotely reasonable? Sad. Just…sad.

a5minmajor on November 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Somebody needs to follow this biatch around with a laugh track, so every time she dissembles all you hear are people LTAO.

redware on November 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

M240H on November 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

lulz

MisterElephant on November 5, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Beware of charlatans and frauds as you would a venomous snake. And she is one…

Dhuka on November 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

How much longer will it be before we begin to hear stories about people who couldn’t afford their new plans and went bankrupt because they didn’t have the money in the bank to cover the much higher deductibles?

No! No! Run stories about how kids had to go hungry because the law made their parents buy health insurance rather than groceries.

Socratease on November 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

No! No! Run stories about how kids had to go hungry because the law made their parents buy health insurance rather than groceries.

Socratease on November 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Better yet, run stories about “working families” deciding which flavor of Alpo to serve their kids for dinner because there’s no money left for Spaghetti-Os after the health insurance.

Actually, you probably will see those stories, followed by a confrontational interview on 60 Minutes with an insurance company exec over why they charge so much for their premiums.

JimLennon on November 5, 2013 at 10:12 PM

According to the DWS wiki page, her major “at university” was in “campaigning”, which is polite Leftist lingo for “lying”.

Del Dolemonte on November 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Can someone actually major in campaigning?? :)…who knew…but then I had never heard of community organizing until that dumbazz got elected either…

jimver on November 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM

There are lies, damn lies, and Democrats.

Nomas on November 6, 2013 at 7:23 AM

I know this chick is stupid, even for a dunce.

But I think she’s kinda cute.

JackM on November 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Did anyone here the skip in the message so that if left uncorrected your hear the phrase “You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor”

“You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor” “You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor” “You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor” “You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor” “You won’t loose your existing policy or Doctor”

Nuff said, Debbie it is time for another shock treatment.

MSGTAS on November 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM

the October enrollment numbers, presumably with lots of key demographic data, are set to be released by HHS next week. How many are old people, how many are Medicaid enrollees, and how many are actually the “young invincibles” on whom the fate of the law depends?

What prevents them from simply making up numbers to make themselves look good?

Paul_in_NJ on November 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Is she … trying to say “misled”?

From a 2005 This American Life:

Consider the word misled. I talked to three people, including my own father, who used to pronounce it mizeled. All three believed it was the past tense of a nonexistent verb, mizel, which means to deceive or to mislead. There’s another guy I spoke to who thought, well into his early 20s, that the word quesadilla was Spanish for what’s the deal?

So it’s actually a common misconception among young adults who read more than they socialize. Of course, the DNC head can neither be asocial or young, so I’m not sure what her excuse is.

calbear on November 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Apropos the ACA, the same segment had someone who’d managed to grow up without realizing that unicorns aren’t real:

It was about a group of five to seven people, kind of standing around the keg, just talking. And somehow a discussion of endangered species came up, in which I posed the question, is the unicorn endangered or extinct? And basically, there was a big gap of silence. And then everybody laughed. And then that laughter was followed by more silence when they realized I wasn’t laughing. And I was like, yeah, oh God, unicorns aren’t real? Oh no.

calbear on November 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Headline had an error:

Nothing Obama and I have said about ObamaCare is untrue

Fixed it for you.

FlameWarrior on November 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

This is a laugh riot. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Baghdad Debbie utter one syllable that had an ounce of truth to it.

I really hope the Democrats keep her in front of the cameras for as long as possible. She really is a gift that keeps on giving.

baldylox on November 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I believe that Debbie was merely trying to congratulate new ACA enrollees by saying “myzeled tov!”

myrenovations on November 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Myzled sounds so Yiddish. Which totally turns me on. DWS in stockings and a garter. Me with a choke ball. She’s my abusive princess fantasy. THANK YOU MAAM MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!!!

Arnold Yabenson on November 7, 2013 at 4:17 AM

this lady lies and so does obama,
then they toss out insults and sarcasm

if obama is so SMART, why is the deficit so high????

how about he does less golfing and more leading

sniffles1999 on November 7, 2013 at 7:39 AM

my-zeld? As one of my British friends would say “Debbie, what the f**k are you on about?”

WarEagle01 on November 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM

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