British Health Care Would Kill Hawking...

...say foes of reform, forgetting that Brit physicist lives in UK
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2009 1:03 PM CDT
British Health Care Would Kill Hawking...
People holds signs as President Barack Obama's motorcade drives by en route to a town hall on health care reform.   (AP Photo)

Opponents of health care reform should be careful how they use the terrifying example of Britain’s socialized system. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stumbled upon an editorial on Investors Business Daily that asserts that “people such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the UK, where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.” Hawking, of course, is still alive and living in the UK, where he was born. (More Stephen Hawking stories.)

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