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  1. #1 MIT Economist To Write Comic Book On ObamaCare. 
    Comic treatment for health plan
    MIT econ whiz’s hip idea to explain overhaul

    By Christine McConville / The Pulse
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - Updated 22 hours ago



    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 — basically an expensive comic published in book form — to tell the story of the complicated plan to 300 million Americans.

    Unlike most comic books, Gruber’s won’t have a superhero like Batman or Captain America or a villain like the Joker, he said.

    “I’m going to use the facts to tell the story,” Gruber, 45, told the Pulse yesterday. “I’m the narrator guiding the reader through the law. It’ll have lots of pictures and text.”

    Hill and Wang, a division of publishing powerhouse Farrar, Straus and Giroux, plans 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.

    Now Gruber is breaking down the president’s 2,400-page legislation into illustrated, bite-sized panels for non-wonks who either don’t understand or don’t like the national plan.

    “There’s a fundamental lack of economic security in our country,” Gruber said. “If you don’t get insurance from your employer, you are one bad gene, or one bad car accident away from losing everything.”

    The graphic novel is an increasingly popular way to tell complex stories, according to Gruber’s editor Thomas LeBien, who has used the format to explain the U.S. Constitution and Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    I believe this is just about what we've come to expect from both higher education and the government.

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    It is obvious to the Yukon man that these people are mocking President Obama for reasons beyond Health Care.
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    Well, Captain Obvious says, "Read the article!"

    It's neutral piece reporting on this effort to explain the program. The explanation will be supportive, obviously, since it's being written by a proponent and crafter of the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    It is obvious to the Yukon man that these people are mocking President Obama for reasons beyond Health Care.
    Wrong. This intellectual idiot thinks we are too stupid to realize that Romney care and Obama care will not raise cost and taxes but will lower care, will cause many doctors to quit taking medicare patients, will reduce the number of new applicants going into the medical field and wind up with a broken system with spiralling out of control costs like in MA and the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Wrong. This intellectual idiot thinks we are too stupid to realize that Romney care and Obama care will not raise cost and taxes but will lower care, will cause many doctors to quit taking medicare patients, will reduce the number of new applicants going into the medical field and wind up with a broken system with spiralling out of control costs like in MA and the EU.
    ....and what what you claim happens Obama will implement a single pay system completley controlled by the government. This is what the American people want and they will get it. You are witnessing the end-days of insurance companies being able to destroy peoples lives when they get sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    ....and what what you claim happens Obama will implement a single pay system completley controlled by the government. This is what the American people want and they will get it. You are witnessing the end-days of insurance companies being able to destroy peoples lives when they get sick.
    Wrong again. The courts will overturn Obamacare. I would not have as big a problem with Obamacare were it not for the fact it is mandatory and that supplemental or private insurance will be outlawed with severe penalties imposed on doctors who see patients outside the strict guidelines. In other words, a doctor would be sent to jail for operating on a person who had the money to pay out of pocket. Betcha did not know that!!!!!! The health care law as it is written is unconstitutional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    ....and what what you claim happens Obama will implement a single pay system completley controlled by the government. This is what the American people want and they will get it. You are witnessing the end-days of insurance companies being able to destroy peoples lives when they get sick.
    Yes, how silly of us Americans.
    We should remember it is the government's job to destroy our lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukeon View Post
    Fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    ....and what what you claim happens Obama will implement a single pay system completley controlled by the government. This is what the American people want and they will get it. You are witnessing the end-days of insurance companies being able to destroy peoples lives when they get sick.
    To be replaced with an even MORE heartless organization that will give you NO CHOICE . At least with insurance companies you can evaluate their record before you give them your money.

    Are you really that naive?
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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