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TheBlaze's Irish correspondent explains what socialized medicine is really like

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Charlie Gard, not yet one year old, has lost his battle with Britain's National Health Service to obtain American health care for a rare genetic condition. His father delivered a heart breaking address to the press on Monday, illustrating that all the time wasted in court fighting to obtain care of his child outside of the government system was time wasted fighting his deterioration.

TheBlaze's Jonathon Dunne, who lives in Ireland, told Chris Salcedo that parents do not get to make the ultimate decision for their children in the United Kingdom. He said a judge in the Gard case basically told the parents  “You can’t move that baby without my saying so,” on Thursday's "Chris Salcedo Show."

Dunne praised the American health care system pre-Affordable Care Act, reporting that Europeans who can't get treatment under their allegedly Utopian health care systems do online fundraising campaigns to go to the United States -- and no other country.

He advised Americans enamored with the concept of single payer to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a day, saying, “If you have a pleasant experience, then go vote for government health care.”

He said, “America was exceptional from day one” because the founders said, “Life is the first right.” In Britain, he lamented, “Instead of saying life is precious … now we’re like ‘He has the right to die with dignity.’”

To see more from Chris, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Chris Salcedo Show” weekdays 2–5 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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