Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform

What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works

By Jonathan Gruber; Nathan Schreiber (Illustrator); Hp Newquist

Hill & Wang, Paperback, 9780809053971, 151pp.

Publication Date: December 20, 2011

You won't have to worry about going broke if you get sick. We will start to bring the costs of health care under control. And we will do all this while reducing the federal deficit. That is the promise of the Affordable Care Act. But from the moment President Obama signed the bill into law in 2010, a steady and mounting avalanche of misinformation about the ACA has left a growing majority of Americans confused about what it is, why it's necessary, and how it works. If you're one of them, buy this book. From how to tame the twin threats of rising costs and the increasing number of uninsured to why an insurance mandate is good for your health, "Health Care Reform" dispels false fears by arming you with facts.

About the Author
Jonathan Gruber is the executive producer of Black Eye Productions, where he has been directing, producing, and writing award-winning documentaries, television shows, commercials, corporate and government videos, and other non-fiction and interactive programming since 1995. His work has aired on PBS, National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, and Discovery Channel.

Channels, on subjects as diverse as military robots, venomous snakes, and inventor Alexander
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HP Newquist has authored more than a dozen books for both children and adults, including the critically acclaimed THE GREAT BRAIN BOOK (Scholastic, 2005). To prepare for his book "For Boys Only", Mr. Newquist went scuba diving with sharks in Australia, climbed the Great Pyramid in Egypt, drove some really fast cars, learned a few magic tricks, and read more books than he can count.

Praise For Health Care Reform

“Jonathan Gruber, one of the country’s smartest health care minds, has brought the epic struggle of health reform to life. By explaining the challenges in our health care system as well as the benefits of the reform with imagination and verve, he accomplishes what many have tried and failed to do—he makes the case for health reform as an important achievement for the American people.” —Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress

“Having spent years working to make health care work for Americans, Jonathan Gruber has now provided another service: walking everyone through the benefits of the Affordable Care Act reforms so consumers are armed with accessible information. In an age when information is power, Gruber’s book is fun and informative, and it boils down the facts of health care reform for all Americans.” —Senator John Kerry “If you want to learn about health care reform, you can do no better than to learn from the master. Jonathan Gruber shows how health care reform works in a way that everyone can understand. Read this book. You will not regret it.” —David Cutler, Professor, Department of Economics and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University “Jonathan Gruber’s straightforward explanation of what the Affordable Care Act does and why will help people understand what’s true and what’s false about the health reform law. His message is clear and easy to get: when it comes to health care, we’re all in it together; and, together, we will benefit from making the Affordable Care Act a success.” —Judy Feder, Professor and former Dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute