Again with attacking the source? Listen, I don't trust anyone in the media but that doesn't mean all of the stories reported are wrong. I know MSNBC's angle before I go there for news.
One other thing, don't kid yourself, Hawkings is a very special exception to the rule. That is, if Hawkings was not one of the greatest mathmaticians of the 20th century, if he was just a regular joe, would he be getting all his medical needs met?
That's a fair question my friend.