August 12, 2009

More nonsense from those trying to keep you sick

Recently an editorial in Investor's Business Daily claimed that health care reform would lead to a rationing of care that would have deemed the life of Dr. Stephen Hawking not worth saving. They claim care like the British National Health Service would determine that his body was too sickly to spend money on treating him.

"People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."
Now, Dr. Hawking has entered the discussion. The Huffington Post has a great article on this.

Dr. Hawking told The Guardian "I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived."

You see, Dr. Hawking is British. He lives there now and he grew up there. He suffers from ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. It would seem Dr. Hawking would know a lot better than those idiots of IBD about the quality of care and access to care in the UK. It is worth noting that the UK has a single payer system. Had Dr. Hawking been under the "care" of the For Profit Health Care bastards, I have no doubt that he'd be dead now.

Since Dr. Hawking disproved those morons idiocy they have since "corrected" (you should read that as edited) their insipid editorial to sanitize it. They still refuse to acknowledge that the NHS is responsible for the care that kept Dr. Hawking alive.

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