Cherish (mareserinitatis) wrote,

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Nationalized Healthcare: how the media presents other countries

An article posted on Investor's Business Daily made the following comments about nationalized health care:

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.

Of course, once it was realized that Hawking actually lives in the UK and is not dead yet, the IBD had this to say:

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.

They forgot to mention that this little oversight more or less invalidated their entire argument when mentioning they'd removed that little tidbit.

Hawking says he's grateful for the care he was received. Members of the the UK healthcare system are saying that these claims are completely false.

So the big question, in my mind, is where people would get such ideas. Of course, since Hawking is not dead yet, I realized that some of these messages must be coming from the media. Below, I have enclosed a clip showing the murky and sordid past of UK health care. I can assure that I don't want this sort of healthcare, either.

Tags: healthcare, politics

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