An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand's behalf she secured Rand's Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).
As Pryor said, "Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out" without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn "despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently... She didn't feel that an individual should take help."
This is the darling of the right, of the tea party? She died pennyless and alone. Apparently because she was like a Uber-Man builder and creator whom the government attempts to tax to death. Because, government interference is the only reason why you aren't rich/richer right now. It's like Social Darwinism for the mentally ill telling people that they are better off because they are better off. I've met Rand whores in the past, and while some were eagarly trying to make perpetual motion machines in their garages or accepting Federal Reserve conspiracy theories and fiat currency doubters, they are almost always rather off... but never so off as Rand herself, that poor socialist evil woman who stole money from others at gun point to make up for her own inabilities (Rand philosophy as to what social programs involve).