Insurance Companies Consider Assisted Suicide Instead of Treatment

Many health insurance agencies in states where assisted suicide is legal are pressuring doctors to perform physician-assisted suicide (PAS) on terminally ill patients instead of saving lives.

“It’s a lot cheaper to grab a couple [of] drugs and kill you than it is to provide you with life-sustaining therapy,” says Nevada-based Dr. Brian Callister of Patient’s Rights Action Fund (PRAF), an organization fighting against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. He cited two instances in which insurance companies denied life-saving treatments for patients but asked if PAS had been considered.

Assisted suicide is legal in California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state, and the District of Columbia. Watch the video about the real effects of assisted suicide.

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