I really have just learned about this case. It seems to be about a young child on life support.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/world/europe/uk-trump-pope-francis-charlie-gard.html

Trump tweeted about it offering help. You just know this is a way to demonize the democrats on single payer issue.

Advertisement

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/world/europe/uk-trump-pope-francis-charlie-gard.html

I do think based on my limited understanding on the case it should be parents choice.

This is why living wills are so important folks. Granted I do not think you can make a living will for your child. Not sure you should. Living wills would at least cover these situations for adults.

Advertisement

Still this Gard case will be used like a hammer against single payer. Although if a child is on medicaid or a senior on medicare or medicaid in this situation would the hosital do the same.