Oh no: Obamacare to be told in comic format
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.But there is a villain writing this book, and it's Gruber himself. It's sad how the medium is being repeatedly exploited for stuff as bad as this, and even sadder that comics and graphic novels with conservative perspectives are marginalized. We could sure use a comic or graphic novel now to explain what's wrong with socialism and demagoguery, but sadly, the chances that they would ever be given a chance by the current industry is almost none.
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.