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Comments on: Sometimes the stupid doesn’t just burn…it incinerates Nick Barlow's blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:33:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nick Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:22:17 +0000 But it’s also likely that a 20something graduate student diagnosed with MND would find it incredibly hard to get medical insurance and cover in the US.

By: Tristan Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:25:45 +0000 Actually, a QUALY assessment from NICE today would probably conclude that someone with motor neurone disease’s worth is lower than someone who required similarly expensive treatment but had a greater ‘quality of life’ ahead of them.

What the result of that would be I don’t know, and I also don’t know any of the details of Stephen Hawking’s medical care.

The NHS does make judgements about the worth of individuals based upon bureaucratic definitions of quality of life – there is no getting away from that.

By: AMcguinn Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:59:52 +0000 LOL.

Of course Hawking is American, haven’t you heard his accent?