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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang; 1 edition (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809053977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809053971
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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

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You are stupid, too dumb and you need information given to you in a comic book!
FayF
This book helps you to understand what is involved in the Affordable Health Care Act and why it is so important to have a mandate.
Staplet
Putting the information in the form of a graphic novel made it very easy to understand and very fast reading.
Dolly Madison

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122 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Grateful Al on July 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
"Talk to me in comic-speak, then I'll get it." US Citizen
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150 of 180 people found the following review helpful By FayF on November 12, 2014
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Why would anyone buy a book and support the author who on multiple occasions states that ACA was designed to fool the stupid American voter?

Wake up America this is what the elites think of you? You are stupid, too dumb and you need information given to you in a comic book!
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123 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Ronald R. Kolb on November 10, 2014
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Is this the same Gruber who admitted calling American's stupid? If so, why are readers still buying into his admitted lies about Obamacare? Jonathan Gruber admitted the only way to push Obamacare through was to ram it through with as little transparency as possible. He also thought American's were either apathetic or stupid which made passage of law easier.
The arrogance of this type of thought, it has been typical of current leadership for six years.
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131 of 159 people found the following review helpful By Angelo Mysterioso on December 23, 2013
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Really, Jonathan Gruber's childish comic-book style Democratic propaganda is filled with so many errors and distortions that it's amazing it passed editorial review and got published. Plus, he has a yellow, untrustworthy reputation. As a chief ObamaScare architect and socialist, he hid for a long time that he's received nearly $500,000 of direct, personal consultation payments from the feds, which has cost him his credibility. I'd love to debate this wacko.
Also, I've seen him on TV lately and he can't bring himself to admit or even address the entire "You can keep your healthcare plan and keep your doctor" lie, which was the reason for Obama's re-election and the basis of the entire move to socialize medicine in America. Obama should admit the lie and resign now.
Prof. Gruber is very slippery and untrustworthy and his comic book isn't looking so cute anymore, especially to the 6 million people who've just received health insurance cancellation notices, which will soon be 12 million.
Like Obama, Gruber is corrupt to the core and just another Ivy League wacko socialist professor with full tenure. Obamacare won't work any better than Amtrak did or US Post Office; they can't even bring up a website and had to give $500 million to Michelle's Princeton classmate to try to do so.
Obamacare has destroyed the private practice of medicine and will set our nation back decades in terms of medical R&D.
When MD Anderson, Sloan-Kettering and Cleveland Clinic start laying off thousands, you know we are heading for real trouble and horrid healthcare.
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115 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Bev on November 12, 2014
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This book just proves how stupid the government feels the people are. Author of this comic book on ACA has made several public statements calling the American public stupid.
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102 of 125 people found the following review helpful By P. Werner on November 11, 2014
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Ah yes, the Ultimate Mastermind who fully understands that in order to pass such an abomination as Obamacare you have to deceive the "stupid American People." The only way to do this is to outright lie to Congress. I would have given this a negative value for a rating but alas, Amazon has not seen fit to provide "negative stars." Yes, I definitely need to buy a book like this since I am running short on toilet paper...
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86 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Gregory W. on November 11, 2014
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Another Liberal Loser Book To wipe with...
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Nine Millie on November 14, 2014
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I'm so grateful for Gruber explaining all of this confusing stuff to stupid voters like me! I wouldn't know what to think if not for smart people like Gruber! He is the STUPID VOTER savior! Thank you, Jonathan Gruber! Thank you for helping STUPID VOTERS like me understand how you, as main architect to the most clever tax in U.S. history, have SCREWED the U.S. citizens.

You and Obama are the saviors for STUPID VOTERS like me.

Thank you.

Edit 11/16/14 p.s. Mr. Gruber....I'm sticking with my 5-star rating as a THANK YOU for outing yourself as the shyster you and Obama are, and because it makes 2016 so much easier for Republicans. :)

The other ratings will soon have your comic book where it belongs...in the trash.
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