comic relief

Boston Herald: The MIT economics whiz who crafted President Obama’s national health-care overhaul now plans to explain the complex and controversial plan to the masses — in one long comic book.

Jonathan Gruber, a nationally recognized health economist who devised the economic underpinnings of Obamacare (Gruber hates the term), said his three comic-loving kids encouraged him to use the hip format of the graphic novel to tell the story of the complicated plan to 300 million Americans.

“I’m going to use the facts to tell the story,” said Gruber. “I’m the narrator guiding the reader through the law……”

Hill and Wang plan to release Gruber’s book, tentatively titled “Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How it Works” this fall.

It’s an unusual venture for Gruber, a brilliant Massachusetts Institute of Technology academic and a key architect of Romneycare, who spent much of the last decade telling national leaders why the American health-care system is broken, and how to fix it.

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5 Responses to “comic relief”

  1. 1 barb
    February 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    What a creative idea. This is what PBO likes to see. All of us together young, middle, old putting our brains together to create new ways of communication to explain how things work.

  2. 2 Theo67
    February 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I love it that his kids told him to do it. Multi-generational impact!

  3. 3 BIGFan
    February 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Amazing! I love it. Can’t wait. Sure wish it was coming out sooner.

  4. 4 joyce
    February 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I love this, it is so creative and simplified that even the tea baggers surely would pick up a copy, if not just for the illustrations

  5. February 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    For the tea baggers, the illustrations had better be very, very simple!

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