The heartbreaking story of British infant Charlie Gard has transfixed me.
Five years ago, my wife almost lost her life during pregnancy complications. Our first son was born early, weighing just 2 pounds. We went through many scary times during the six weeks he was in the NICU. God was merciful to us.
Today, Dominic is a healthy, happy boy. During the entire time, there was never any doubt that my wife and I were making the decisions on how to care for and protect our son.
This is why Charlie and his parents’ ordeal has hit me so hard. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be told that a faceless bureaucrat would decide if our son lived or died. But that is what happened in England to Charlie’s parents.
The theory is that if more people have insurance, more people will live longer. We already know from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment that it just ain’t so. Now, a careful analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that it’s worse than we thought. 3% MORE people[…]