But it was not the "government" who decided Charlie would not survive the journey to the United States; it was his doctors' assessment. Unlike in the United States where insurance companies decide the type of care a patient will or will not receive, or the medications they will or will not cover, decisions about Charlie's care were made by his doctors. Some politicians in America, however, tried to use Charlie's life and death to criticize universal, or as they like to call it, "socialized" health care. My response to them is bring it on. Children with or without disabilities in America who don't qualify for medical procedures or devices, such as wheelchairs, glasses, hearing aids and other necessary medical procedures or supplies, would gladly take a little "socialized" medical care if it meant receiving the care they needed.