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Amory Blaine7/17/2012 7:15:23 pm PDT

IBD proclaimed Steven Hawking would die with Britain’s socialized medicine:

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 the editorial is nowhere to be found at IBD. They continue to publish filthy lies and distortions daily but hey, conservatives demand it.

‘I owe my life to the NHS’: Stephen Hawking tells US to stop attacking health service

Professor Stephen Hawking has defended the NHS after its severe criticism during the American political debate over health care reforms.

The physicist spoke up for the NHS after the Republican Right claimed it was ‘evil’ and ‘Orwellian’ in a direct attack on Barack Obama’s plans to overhaul health care in the U.S.

Critics of the president have said his plans would introduce a ‘socialist’ system like Britain’s.

Prof Hawkin, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, said: ‘I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS.

‘I have received a large amount of high quality treatment without which I would not have survived.’

He was in Washington last night to be awarded America’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.