Remember how Investor's Business Daily
's editors went on and on
about how if genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been from a socialist hell hole like England, his health care system's death panel would have deemed him useless and snuffed out his life--completely unaware that Hawking--a professor at Cambridge--is and always has been, a British citizen?
Well that subtlety didn't escape
one of the world's smartest men. Hawking himself had this to say to his...concerned supporters...at Investor
's: "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."
In fairness, though, maybe the folks at Investor
's were thinking of a less eminent--and, crucially, non-British--scientist whose life the National Health Service might deem "essentially worthless."