8.12.2009

Stephen Hawking: Ironically, U.K. Death Panel Saved My Life

Investor's Business Daily really made fools of themselves by trying to use Stephen Hawking as an example of who "Death Panels" would have terminated had they existed here in the U.S., not realizing he's from the "socialist hell hole like England."

From TPM's Brian Beutler:

Remember how Investor's Business Daily's editors went on and on about how if genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been from a socialist hell hole like England, his health care system's death panel would have deemed him useless and snuffed out his life--completely unaware that Hawking--a professor at Cambridge--is and always has been, a British citizen?

Well that subtlety didn't escape one of the world's smartest men. Hawking himself had this to say to his...concerned supporters...at Investor's: "I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high quality treatment without which I would not have survived."

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