Letter to the Editor: A painful example of nightmare of socialized medicine

Published 8:00 pm Monday, July 31, 2017

If you are a supporter of socialized medicine and single payer option for our nation’s health care, I would ask you to take a good long look at the baby Charlie Gard story and rethink your position. This is what government-run socialized medicine looks like. The parent’s of baby Charlie had no say in what kind of care or treatment he received. Even though they were donated an enormous amount of money to have a specialist from the United States try to save little Charlie’s life, the bloated and mindless bureaucracy of government run health care won out, and baby Charlie lost his battle without ever being given a real chance.

It is quite obvious that the political machinery in Washington, D.C., does not have the solution to this complicated issue. They are displaying exactly why we cannot trust them to take control of the nation’s health care system. Baby Charlie will forever serve as a painful and horrifying example of the nightmare of socialized medicine and what can result from it.

Scott Bute

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