The family in Great Britain who are struggling wih the reality of having a child with a fatal and most likely untreatable disease have my sympathies but not my political support in opposition to a nationalized health care system. Currently the American patchwork of coverage through your employer if you and the employer can afford it and even patchier coverage if you are dependent on tax funded care based on what you have and what you need is unfair and unworkable in the extreme. Only the extremely rich can afford all the medical care they want necessary and otherwise.

Instead of hectoring and breast-beating and finger-pointing and gawking at one tragic circumstance, consider the possibility that any one child born as a result of a healthy pregnancy sustained by universal prenatal care could be the individual who breaks the scientific code to end genetic disease.

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