Charlie Gard dies: Great Britain’s government healthcare condemns sick infant to death

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If you want a perfect example of why government run healthcare is a bad idea, look no further than Great Britain. Charlie Gard has just died one week before his birthday due to the total dictatorial control of the country’s healthcare system:

Breitbart — The critically ill infant at the centre of a legal battle over whether he would be allowed to seek experimental legal care in the United State or forced to die in a British hospital has passed away, his parents revealed Friday evening.

Baby Charlie Gard’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard said Friday evening: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.”

The infant died one week short of his first birthday after his life support was withdrawn. His parents had fought a five-month legal battle to keep him alive, after the British nationalised health service decided his life couldn’t be prolonged and that his life support should be turned off.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard raised some £1.3 million to cover the costs of flying their son to the United States to receive experimental treatment from a specialist, but were denied permission to remove Charlie from hospital. Over the course of months, the couple sought permission to have their own son treated at the British supreme court and at a European court, but were denied every time.

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