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ADVISORY: MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber to Illustrate the Success of Health Care Reform
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ADVISORY: MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber to Illustrate the Success of Health Care Reform

Washington D.C. — On Tuesday, January 17, renowned economist Jonathan Gruber will celebrate the release of his new book on the importance of health care reform at an event with other health policy experts at the Center for American Progress.

As the Affordable Care Act nears its second anniversary, it is more important than ever for Americans to understand how the law will affect them and their fellow citizens. Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who served as an advisor for both the Massachusetts and national health care reform bills, teamed up with an illustrator to explain the mechanics and importance of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, in graphic novel form. Gruber’s book, Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, and How It Works, breaks down the significant but undoubtedly complex policy into fun, easily digestible comic strips through characters such as Betty on Medicare and unlucky Carlos, who must purchase his own insurance.

At the event Jonathan Gruber will be joined by a senior administration offical and a physician for a discussion on the Affordable Care Act’s current successes and additional reform efforts critical to ensuring the promise of quality coverage for all.


January 17, 2012
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at 202.741.6285 or [email protected]