The Economics of Health Care Reform

The Takeaway
The Affordable Care Act is now in the Supreme Court's hands, but it seems that the health care reforms then-Governor Mitt Romney implemented in Massachusetts will continue to haunt the GOP contender for the remainder of the campaign. Rival candidate Rick Santorum constantly compares the Massachusetts law to the Affordable Care Act. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," President Obama's Senior Adviser David Plouffe described Mitt Romney as the "godfather" of national health care reform, and noted that the same advisers helped draft both plans.   MIT economist  Jonathan Gruber  is one of those advisers. He joins us to discuss the economics of health care reform, in Massachusetts and on the national level. Professor Gruber also penned a graphic novel on the subject, titled "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works."
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