Now through August 24, Disruptive Women is holding a Summer Reading Sweepstakes! Enter today and you could win Jonathan Gruber’s wonderful book, Health Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works. The entry form is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, the public has been deluged with information – and a whole lot of misinformation – about what the ACA says and what it will do for health care in America. If you’re confused about what’s fact and what’s fiction, you are not alone.
That’s why Dr. Jonathan Gruber decided to write a simple guide to the ins and outs of this bill. But he didn’t write just any book – he wrote a comic book, demonstrating in clear terms and entertaining pictures what different Americans, in different situations with different insurance, can expect from the ACA. In Health Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works, he takes readers through the myths and rumors that have been spread by politicians and the media, and explains how the law will really work and why this is an important turning point for our nation’s health care system.
Who is Jonathan Gruber to tell us all this? He’s an economics professor at MIT and director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Not only that, he was also one of the architects of Massachusetts’s health care reform and was an influential consultant to the President and Congress while they were developing the ACA. So he knows a thing or two. His knowledge is augmented with the wonderful drawings of illustrator Nathan Schreiber.
We love this book, and so do a lot of experts and legislators. Senator John Kerry provided one of the cover quotes:
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.
Put your name in the hat today! And be sure to share the contest with your friends after you complete the entry. For every friend who enters, you’ll get an extra chance to win!