It’s being written by Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who has been an advisor to the Massachusetts reform effort and served on the board of their Exchange (called a “Connector” in MA) there. He was an advisor to California’s effort at health reform in 2007-8, as well as to the federal policymakers, providing a computer model that takes certain assumptions about how employers and individuals will respond to policy changes, to make predictions about the impact of certain policies: the decrease in the uninsured, the increase in public programs, the shift between employer-based care and the Exchange, etc.
Yet this comic book, not his more serious writings, that is getting serious attention, from the AP to Comedy Central.
If you want a sense of the substance of Gruber’s review of health reform–without the pictures–he gave a very good, fact-based overview of the Affordable Care Act at the recent Families USA conference:
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