Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stephen Hawking on Universal Health Care

Stephen Hawking responds to claims, in the United States press [Investor's Business Daily] in summer 2009, that the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed him off, were he a British citizen:
I am British, I live in Cambridge, England, and the National Health Service has taken great care of me for over 40 years. I have received excellent medical attention in Britain, and I felt it was important to set the record straight. I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.

-- interview in the New York Times (May 10, 2011)

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