You won't have to worry about going broke if you get sick.
We will start to bring the costs of health care under control.
And we will do all this while reducing the federal deficit.
That is the promise of the Affordable Care Act. But from the moment President Obama signed the bill into law in 2010, a steady and mounting avalanche of misinformation about the ACA has left a growing majority of Americans confused about what it is, why it's necessary, and how it works. If you're one of them, buy this book. From how to tame the twin threats of rising costs and the increasing number of uninsured to why an insurance mandate is good for your health, Health Care Reform dispels false fears by arming you with facts.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Jonathan Gruber is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was a key architect of Massachusetts's ambitious health reform effort and consulted extensively with the Obama administration and Congress during the development of the Affordable Care Act. The Washington Post called him "possibly the [Democratic] party's most influential health-care expert."
Nathan Schreiber's comics have appeared in L'Uomo Vogue, Overflow, and Smith Magazine and on ACT-I-VATE.com. His comic Power Out won a Xeric award and has been nominated for an Eisner award and multiple Harvey awards.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is perfect for explaining the philosophy and realities of health care reform. The information is well-organized, and logically presented in the graphic format of a comic book/airplane escape brochure. I even had an apolitical teenager read it and he grasped the concepts quite well. Since reading this, I've been stunned at how much misinformation about "Obamacare" is a part of everyday conversation. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enter the debate but feels ill-equipped. Everyone else, too, for that matter!
A graphic novel approach to explaining the new health care bill passed by Congress - valuable in that it simplifies the explanations for the various provisions of the bill, but clearly a political tome designed to promote approval of the bill and its provisions. I already was of the opinion that something was better than nothing, but don't know that this book will convince anyone who holds the opposite opinion.
Interesting approach (animated, comic book style) to educating the general public on a very complex issue. It's just a shame that it isn't more balanced. While Health Care Reform in general is certainly necessary, and parts of the ACA are positive, I think the author does a disservice in not addressing the warts, concerns and very significant problems with the ACA. This is pretty obviously a spin and if you are looking for a balanced education on the pros and cons of the ACA, or health care reform in general, then look elsewhere.