Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reading the Comics: Health Care Reform (2.18.2012)

Great book review in The New York Times this week. Since I work in the health care industry and wrestle questions about health care reform to the ground on a daily basis, I was attracted to the idea of this comic book approach to explaining the basics. What a great idea!

But before you pass over this as merely a clever idea, you should know that its' author, Dr. Jonathan Gruber, is an economist at MIT as well as a consultant to the Obama administration and Congress, and architect of one of the plans on which health reform legislation is based (Massachusetts health care law).

Everyone still awake???

O.K., so enough about that. Just thought this book approach was a brilliant way to let civilians -- you, me, them -- know what the massive science project known as health care reform may or may not mean in the near future.

There will be no test on this material.
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Here is a link to The New York Times review: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/health/views/health-care-reform-book-review-a-cartoon-to-cut-through-red-tape.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Here is a link to a very entertaining video, animated by Nathan Schreiber (http://nathanschreiber.com/) on The Affordable Care Act (ACA): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8SiN8Bbh0&feature=player_embedded

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