Thursday, August 13, 2009

Health care critic says that Hawking "wouldn't have a chance" in the UK

From Dispatches From the Culture Wars' "Dumbass Quote of the Day" file, an anti-health-care op-ed that says that Stephen Hawking wouldn't get any health care in the UK because our "socialist" system doesn't value the lives of disabled people. As Culture Wars notes, "Stephen Hawking was born and raised in the UK and has lived there all his life. He teaches at Cambridge. That's in the UK. This ranks up there with the French not having a word for entrepreneur."
From BoingBoing. There's a link to the op-ed in question, but it's been edited to remove all reference to Hawking except this:
Editor's Note: This version corrects the original editorial which implied that physicist Stephen Hawking, a professor at the University of Cambridge, did not live in the UK.
Of course, getting caught in this particular falsehood isn't likely to change them.

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