Coming soon: Obamacare comic!

Not of the super hero variety. More like the super screwup kind:

The MIT economics whiz who crafted President Obama's national health-care overhaul now plans to explain the complex and controversial plan to the masses - in one long comic book.Jonathan Gruber, a nationally recognized health economist who devised the economic underpinnings of Obamacare (Gruber hates the term), said his three comic-loving kids encouraged him to use the hip format of the graphic novel - basically an expensive comic published in book form - to tell the story of the complicated plan to 300 million Americans.

Unlike most comic books, Gruber's won't have a superhero like Batman or Captain America or a villain like the Joker, he said.

The Captain America in the coming movie won't be much of a patriot so anyone in the administration could play him. I don't see why Harry Reid couldn't be Batman and, let's face it, we ALL know who the joker is.

I'm going to use the facts to tell the story," Gruber, 45, told the Pulse yesterday. "I'm the narrator guiding the reader through the law. It'll have lots of pictures and text."

Hill and Wang, a division of publishing powerhouse Farrar, Straus and Giroux, plans to release Gruber's book, tentatively titled "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How it Works" this fall.

He'll need a lot of pictures to explain why Obamacare - rather than some other health care reform proposal - is "necessary."

But he'll need only one picture to show "how it works:"

Not of the super hero variety. More like the super screwup kind:

The MIT economics whiz who crafted President Obama's national health-care overhaul now plans to explain the complex and controversial plan to the masses - in one long comic book.

Jonathan Gruber, a nationally recognized health economist who devised the economic underpinnings of Obamacare (Gruber hates the term), said his three comic-loving kids encouraged him to use the hip format of the graphic novel - basically an expensive comic published in book form - to tell the story of the complicated plan to 300 million Americans.

Unlike most comic books, Gruber's won't have a superhero like Batman or Captain America or a villain like the Joker, he said.

The Captain America in the coming movie won't be much of a patriot so anyone in the administration could play him. I don't see why Harry Reid couldn't be Batman and, let's face it, we ALL know who the joker is.

I'm going to use the facts to tell the story," Gruber, 45, told the Pulse yesterday. "I'm the narrator guiding the reader through the law. It'll have lots of pictures and text."

Hill and Wang, a division of publishing powerhouse Farrar, Straus and Giroux, plans to release Gruber's book, tentatively titled "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How it Works" this fall.

He'll need a lot of pictures to explain why Obamacare - rather than some other health care reform proposal - is "necessary."

But he'll need only one picture to show "how it works:"

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