Skip to comments.Coming Soon: The ObamaCare Comic Book?
Posted on 02/09/2011 7:51:48 AM PST by Lucky9teen
The MIT economist credited with crafting President Barack Obamas national health care overhaul law has reportedly started work on his latest venture: a comic book that explains the law in the simplest of terms.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist who devised Obamacares economic structure, says his children inspired him to use the comic format to explain the law to Americans in plain language. Im going to use the facts to tell the story, Gruber, 45, said Monday. Im the narrator guiding the reader through the law. Itll have lots of pictures and text.
According to the Boston Herald, the publishing powerhouse Farrar, Straus and Giroux plans to release Grubers book Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why Its Necessary, How It Works in the fall.
In Grubers opinion, the majority of Americans do not like the law because they dont understand it. I just wasnt sure if this would be useful enough, Gruber said. Then my wife and kids said, Youre crazy. Youve got to do this. So I decided to give it a shot.
Gruber also played a key role in developing Romneycare, the state health care plan implemented during former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneys tenure.
Theres a fundamental lack of economic security in our country, Gruber explained. If you dont get insurance from your employer, you are one bad gene, or one bad car accident away from losing everything.
Grubers editor, Thomas LeBien, has reportedly also used the comic-book medium to educate people about the U.S. Constitution and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Herald adds.
Its a marvelous medium, LeBien said. Theres a long tradition of turning to them to take complicated information and render it accessible to the widest audience.
My family made me realize that theres such a misunderstanding of the bill, and that its important to explain why we need this, and what it does, Gruber said. Ive found that when people understand it, they like it.
I predict It’ll NEVER be worth as much as an Action Comics Superman #1...
...probably not even as much as Mint copy of ‘Archie and Jughead’ #113,235...
I hope page 13 has a nice drawing of how Mr. Smith pays from his own money so Jose and Ramon who jumped the border can get free surgery and care from the gringo.
Socialism targets its propaganda on those who will embrace it: the truly stupid.
It’s the same old story of the evil targeting the stupid.
Afterwhich, they get drunk and run Mr. Smith’s daughter down with a stolen car.
He’ll probably take out the form 1099 section now. Too bad - it would have been a laff riot.
right after Mr. Smith’s daughter is forced to learn Spanish at school..
We are paying for this propaganda...
it should have been a coloring book to give the libs something to do.