[ed: Ah, the dangers of waiting. I actually wrote this post yesterday (Tuesday) but decided to "sandbag" it for today (Wednesday). In case you missed it, however, Bob has an excellent take on the same story, with a bit of a different spin.]
Not an unlikely consequence if the Universal Care folks get their way. After all, it's likely that the same (kind of) folks who administer Social Security would be in charge of our health care:
"Millions of Americans on Social Security are receiving $250 checks as part of the president’s stimulus plan — including an Anne Arundel woman who’s dead."
Of course, there's a perfectly valid and reasonable explanation:
"Social Security representatives said ... Of the about 52 million checks that have been mailed out, about 10,000 of those have been sent to people who are deceased."
I can't wait for gummint run health care.