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 Post subject: A Right Wing Hijacking.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:43 am 

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Like many who actually know those details of the case that are in the public domain, I have been appalled by right wing Republicans using the Charlie Gard case as a Trojan Horse to disseminate their anti-State Medicine views.
For those who are unfamiliar with the case Charlie Gard is an 11 month-year-old baby who suffers from a rare genetic condition.
All the medical evidence points to his having been brain dead for some months, he is been kept in a state of suspended ' life' by artificial means. He is unresponsive and is unable to breathe for himself.
His parents have refused to accept the medical diagnosis, which has been verified by second and third independant diagnoses.

The case went to court and the child was made a ward of court and the hospital caring for the child was given permission to turn off his respirator. This will result in his death shortly after.
Right wing Republicans and pro-lifers are citing this as evidence against Obama Care.
The reality is that NO ONE in the British NHS system will benefit from the child's death.
The doctors and nurses who care for him are state employees, they receive the same remuneration wether they give or withold treatment.
The NHS Trust which has been providing his care have the range of treatments they can offer commisioned through one independent body and monitored by another independent review body.
No one receives bonuses for saving or for spending money.
Any tiny savings made by his death are offset a thousand times over by the cost of defending the action.
This is so different from the system that prevails in the US that no comparison can be easily made..but briefly, to hijack this tragic case in order to add fuel to an argument that is
of a totally different nature is despicable.

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