Still Here, Thanks to National Health Care

Abby Zimet


World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, has admirably chosen to set the record straight
after an inept editorial in a financial paper dragged him into the
health care fray. Calling the U.K.'s National Health Service
"Orwellian," Investor's Business Daily said the brilliant Hawking
"wouldn't have a chance" if he was British. Alas, Hawking - who on
Wednesday will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom as one of 16
"agents of change" - is British. And he says he owes his life to
national health care.


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