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Explain it to me

October 25, 2011

I’ve just finished two weeks of thinking carefully about how to explain Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s one of my favorite things to do- clarify complicated policies that affect our lives.

If you liked the style of the pieces Bradley Campbell and I produced about the health insurance exchange, you’ll appreciate these short videos produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The so called “video vocab” uses the same conversational approach to explain the basics of the nation’s health care overhaul.

Here’s its take on the health insurance exchanges (notice the same grocery store analogy!)

An explanation of  “closing the donut hole” on Medicare prescription coverage-

And more on the expansion of Medicaid-


The series tackles some other important concepts too- cost sharing and market reforms. To watch all the videos and learn more go here.

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