If you ever need proof that GOPers are lying - read on...
I must admit I didn't get that email - but boooy do I wish I had.
For many, and by that I mean way too many, wingnuts think that the USA is the centre of the universe. But when you have people spouting about, not eminent, but esteemed scientists like Stephen Hawking and using his disabilities as proof that Obama is going to commit genocide on the old, infirm and young (babies) - you would think, as they obviously CAN use the internet - they sent the bloody email - they would have a quick look at Wikipedia!
“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,” the editorial claims.
Of course, that same Stephen Hawking who wouldn’t have a chance in the United Kingdom was in fact born in the United Kingdom, has lived his entire life in the United Kingdom and lives there still today, at the ripe old age of 67. (He was in fact hospitalized earlier this month.) Hawking is, you might say, living, breathing proof that these people are first-class fools.
Stephen Hawking - some say he is a bit more knowledgeable than Einstein - is a UK citizen, the socialised healthcare that is the NHS (cradle to grave healthcare) has been looked after from the day he was born to now, though he is a little bit indisposed in his wheelchair.
Hawking sees the best doctors the UK can provide - and, believe it or not, at no cost to him other than his National Insurance payment, AND the same doctor that looks after him looks after all the others in the community, irrespective of social standing and cash in the bank - free at the point of use!
Add to that; that Mr Hawking will get his prescriptions at no cost - and by that I do mean free because he is disabled, he doesn't have another insurance to pay for them - the public purse does!
So, if you are a wingnut and believe you can use the NHS in your war on healthcare - do a little thinking about who you use!
A woman in Canada who really didn't have a brain tumour and, laughably, Stephen Hawking really won't cut it.
I do despair.