Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel outpaced all contenders and, just as the month of September is coming to a close, won the much coveted, ( it must be much coveted with so many GOP’ers at the state and national level displaying conduct worthy of the title ) Asshat of the Month award. Congrats Ted! You’ve earned it buddy!
On why the Insurance Commissioner’s office decided against any statewide advertising about the Affordable Care Act: “‘I’m the government; I’m here to sell you something.’ How many people are going to go buy it?” asked Nickel. And: “People don’t just listen to the government,” said Nickel. “They go to people they trust; our message is go to someone you trust.”
On why his office didn’t release any rate information about health insurance plans: ” At the end of the day, the premium is still the premium,” said Nickel. “That insurance company that they’re with is still going to get whatever that number is.” .”
It’s that kind of deliberately garbled and destructive partisan gibberish that put Nickel head and shoulders above the competition and thrust him across the finish line first. Thanks to Ted and his boss Scott Walker tens of thousands of Wisconsinites will likely be confused about what’s happening to their Badgercare coverage and where they go from here. Well done, Ted. You’re a true Asshat!
As an Asshat of the Month award winner Nickel will automatically receive consideration for the title of ” Douchebag of the Year. “