Earlier this week, President Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio, as well as many other American politicians, denounced the UHS and offered their support for Charlie Gard and his family. Charlie’s family has sued to force the UHS to let Charlie travel to the United States for an experimental treatment. The courts denied their request and the UHS plans to take Charlie off of life support.
Pope Francis has also sided with Charlie Gard and his family, while people throughout the world have donated 1.3 million pounds to the family’s gofundme account. Yesterday, a New York Hospital offered to admit Charlie Gard if they could receive approval for an experimental treatment.
Some of the most powerful men in the world have taken up Charlie’s cause. Expense is no longer an obstacle. In light of this, the continued refusal of the UHS to allow Charlie to travel for treatment in the United States may seem perplexing. However, Marco Rubio’s response sheds some light on the reason the UHS insists on Charlie’s death.
Implications for the United States
Marco Rubio called out advocates of a national healthcare system in the United States, asking them how they could support passing on critical decisions concerning who receives care to government bureaucrats.