Tapping into your inner nerd
Posted January, 10 2012 by arianne
They say you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Well, what if instead of water you lead it to a giant chocolate-peanut butter-banana milkshake? Would that change things?
Jonathan Gruber thinks so!
He has written a new graphic novel (you know, like a comic strip, but longer) on – you guessed it – health reform! The idea behind this, of course, is to be able to explain the law in a more easy to digest way because, the fact of the matter is that a lot of people still don’t understand exactly what health reform entails or why they should support it.
In case you’re still scratching your head thinking about who this Gruber fellow might be, you may recall that he was one of the lead economists who worked on the original Massachusett’s health reform bill on which the federal law was based.
Kaiser Health News posted an interview with him on his new book and his reasoning behind taking this approach to tackle a pretty complicated subject. You can read that interview here.
The book, which is titled, “Health Reform: What it is, Why it’s necessary, How it works” is now available Amazon.com for $11.15 and gets an average of 4 out of 5 stars (from 14 reviewers). You can click on the picture below for a preview, or click here to go directly to the Amazon site to see a longer preview (or buy the book). Check it out!