Mike the Mad Biologist

Healthcare Inspired Terrorism?

Even I am speechless over this. You know those terrorists captured a couple of weeks ago in NYC? It appears that at least one of them was motivated by trying to pay for a brother’s liver transplant:

“My insurance wasn’t good enough,” said Lord McWilliams, 20, who has a deadly liver disease.

His brother, David Williams, wanted money “to speed up the process,” McWilliams said. “Medicaid only goes so far.”

He dismissed as “crazy” federal accusations that Williams was a Jew-hater who wanted to wage jihad.

McWilliams said the FBI informant who lured his brother and three other hapless petty criminals into a plot to blow up synagogues and shoot down a plane promised enough money to take care of his transplant.

“[My brother] told me, ‘Don’t worry, when you go to the doctor, tell them you got money,'” McWilliams said.

McWilliams, who has already had his spleen removed, said his brother told him he would have $20,000 for the operation.

Their mother, Elizabeth McWilliams, said her older son had told her he would be able to give her a wad of cash Thursday, which was the day after the terrorist plot was to have been carried out.

Health insurance motivated violence: the mind boggles. And I always thought it would be someone really pissed off individual taking out health insurance executives….

Comments

  1. #1 Art
    June 5, 2009

    Seems to me they have worked their way, by design or not, into something of a win-win situation. If it was a bombing for hire and they got away with it they would have money. Caught he is now in a federal pen and so he gets free health care.

    If is a strange and backward nation where getting convicted of a federal crime is one of the few ways for the poor to get health care.

  2. #2 Azkyroth
    June 9, 2009

    Have laws against entrapment also fallen by the wayside?

  3. #3 Speed dating]
    November 19, 2009

    As in this blog it can be imagined that healthcare really insists criminals to do crime for there need of money to cure there family…Like here we came to know that a person for his brothers liver transplantation decided to do crime..

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