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.
- From a previous version of this editorial
The physicist's ghost claims to be alive and is reported to have said:
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
Is there anything more to be said about the health care discourse (if it could be called that) across the pond?