There is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is complicated. Why can’t someone step up and make it simple for all to understand?
Well, someone has. Professor Jonathan Gruber, a healthcare expert, tells the healthcare reform story using a popular, visual medium – the graphic novel. It reads like a comic book, complete with cartoon drawings.
The comic book, entitled Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works,” follows the experiences of four fictional characters: one who has health insurance from his job; one who has bought his own policy because he can’t get health insurance at work; one who relies on Medicare; and one who has no coverage at all.
The Real Healthcare Story
A cartoon version of Professor Gruber uses the experiences of the story’s characters to explain what’s wrong with our healthcare system, and how the Affordable Care Act will fix it. It’s simple, to the point and, according to reviews on Amazon, worth the read. People with pre-existing medical conditions struggling to get health insurance and Social Security disability benefits may find it useful.
The High Court Debate
Even so, the future of healthcare reform has ended up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are debating if the federal government has the right to mandate that all Americans have health insurance. What they decide will impact thousands of people with disabilities. Watch closely for a June 2012 decision.