What Socialized Medicine Really Looks Like: London Judge Orders Baby Taken Off Life Support Against Parent’s Wishes

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People who want the US to adopt a fully state-run medical system need to understand a very important fact about those kinds of systems. Turning to the government for healthcare is a devil’s bargain. Even when it’s cheaper than privatized healthcare, it’s still incredibly inefficient, and leaves patients waiting weeks or months for critical procedures. But more importantly, it takes healthcare completely out of the hands of patients, and leaves them at the mercy of government officials.

That’s certainly the case in Britain, where two parents have no choice but to let their baby be taken off life support. Chris Gard and Connie Yates, whose 8 month old baby has an incredibly rare mitochondrial birth defect, were heart-broken after a London judge determined that their baby should be taken off all treatments, and allowed to “die with dignity” with the aid of palliative care. “I only hope in time they will come to accept it is in Charlie’s best interests to let him slip away peacefully, and not put him through more pain and suffering.”

Baby’s with this condition rarely live more than a few months without life support. The judge’s decision was based in part on the advice of the baby’s doctors.

The parents however, want to give their baby one more chance. They raised $1.5 million on GoFundMe to take their baby to America for an experimental medical treatment. Experts all agree though, that the baby’s brain damage is irreversible, and there’s no proof that this treatment will work. And more importantly, they believe that the treatment would most likely only prolong the baby’s suffering. The parent’s have three weeks to appeal the judge’s decision before Charlie is taken off life support.

One could argue the merits of that judge’s decision. The situation is a complicated moral conundrum. But regardless of whether or not this judge’s decision was right or wrong in this particular instance, we should really ask ourselves if that kind of decision should ever be taken away from a parent, and handed over to a government official.

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  • Phil_Ossifer

    And they laughed at Sarah Palin’s comment about socialized medicine leading to “death panels.” Maybe she actually looked at socialized medicine in other countries and figured, “Yes, it CAN happen here.”

    • The Bandwagon effect at its finest.

    • none

      Not necessarily. Hillary Clinton is an older woMEN. And I could see the taxpayers, footing her whole bill for dimentcia?
      After all, she has to administer all of her charity. Now that it is shut down.

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  • Personally I believe in free market healthcare with the ability to compete across state lines, but I can see why some want socialized healthcare.

  • tscull

    Exactly why they interfered in the free-market of medical care in the first place, eugenics (masquerading as universal healthcare), it’s been in the works for decades. The powers that be wish to reduce the “useless population” of the weak, sick, and old. This includes those born with problems that make them substandard human beings, those that sustain injuries or conditions that make them unproductive users of public resources, and of course, those that become infirm with age-related causes.
    All of this, of course, will not affect the wealthy, as they will not be included within the coming “single payer”, universal coverage system. That became obvious when Congress exempted themselves, and other high ranking government officials from Obutthole Care!
    There will be “doctors” and “clinics/hospitals” for the public, and then there will be free-market, elite medical care for the wealthy like there has always been. The elites will remain in control of what does, or doesn’t occur, with their healthcare, but the single payer system will dictate to the regular people what they can and cannot qualify for- in other words, death panels and euthanasia for the public if you’re not “up to pare” and are a financial medical burden!

  • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    The parents are being irresponsible.
    The state needs to get entirely out of healthcare.

  • tonye

    Maybe they ought to shoot the judge and trade his spot on planet earth for a few more weeks for this baby to have a second chance.

  • Michael Williams

    Please read the full ruling made by the Judge, he is sympathetic towards the parents but his duty as a judge is to the child’s interests. In this case he feels that it would only prolong the child’s suffering with no chance of a cure. He was very supportive of the parents and pointed out that it was not a case of money influencing his decision and he has also given them leave to appeal. His duty is to the child, will the child receive any positive benefit or merely prolong suffering. any reference to “Death Panels” is as deranged as the Loony politician who made them in the first place.

    • MarkovDeBeeste

      As long as the judiciary or their surrogates have the power to deny access to health care for an individual the death panel de facto exists. This is nothing more than a judicially-sanctioned mercy killing for economic reasons which is the kind of decision a death panel makes.

  • BooBooBaby

    We cannot have socialized medicine in the USA!!
    Stop the mandate NOW!!