Super genius astrophysicist, Steven Hawking, has a severe form ALS. ALS “is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” As such, Hawking is nearly paralyzed and speaks with the use of an voice synthesizer. Needless to say, the medical care he receives must be very expensive.
Enter the not-so-geniuses at Investor’s Business Daily. Here’s what they said about Hawking in a recent editorial:
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.
This, for all intents and purposes, could be true except for one small detail…Hawking IS BRITISH!!! Per Talking Points Memo:
The statement has been removed from the editorial since its original publication. Apparently the rigorous research team at IBD didn't realize that Hawking is British and has been the recipient of British health care during the whole time he's lived longer than seemingly any other ALS patient!
In fact, TPM contacted Hawking via email and received this response:
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.
The Average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years. Hawking was diagnosed when he was 21. Today, he is 67. That’s 46 years of evil, socialist, British health care that has kept him alive and productive.
So a big thanks to Investor’s Business Daily for proving that Government run health care can and does work around the world! You dip shits unintentionally help the reform cause! I would give you a kiss, but since you were too stupid to do basic research, you guys win the Ass Hat of the Day Award instead!