You know you are “the fetus” when…

From Bradford Richardson at Washington Times:

A Nevada physician says insurance companies in states where assisted suicide is legal have refused to cover expensive, life-saving treatments for his patients but have offered to help them end their lives instead.

Brian Callister, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada, said he tried to transfer two patients to California and Oregon for procedures not performed at his hospital. Representatives from two different insurance companies denied those transfer requests by phone, he said.

“And in both cases, the insurance medical director said to me, ‘Brian, we’re not going to cover that procedure or the transfer, but would you consider assisted suicide?’ ” Dr. Callister told The Washington Times. More.

Reality check: It wouldn’t be surprising. Euthanasia makes this inevitable. An insurance company’s funds come from its policyholders. Why should the other policyholders be on the hook to pay for expensive treatments for someone who can now just be killed? When euthanasia was illegal, no one could simply suggest it on their behalf, as the medical director can today.

Welcome to the world of “the fetus.”

See also: No conscience rights for doctors in Ontario euthanasia bill Because here, the government pays. Vote for all that and get more of it.

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  • Watchman

    The move towards Government Single Payer Healthcare means that the US Federal Government, already 20 Trillion dollars in current debt and ≈$100 Trillion in unfunded liabilities will look for ways to cut health costs as the current deficit spending is unsustainable. Expect a government bureaucracy to be involved in making decisions as to whether you get treatment or assisted suicide – and the choice might not be optional for the patient.

    • Alain

      In other words like in Canada.

      • taxpayer

        Certainly like Canada. The place is a bottomless pit of DEBT & piling it higher every day. As a cancer patient with an incurable cancer, taking expensive treatments offered by the local provincial health care “system” in a province piling on debt to pay themselves, I expect at some point to be told that my “care” will be ended because “cutbacks” or whatever mumbled excuse will be offered, but that euthanasia (now legal here) will be “free” & freely offered. Cue the death & TAXES rigamarole that goes on when someone (property of the Government of Canada) dies. I expect my life insurance company to renege on their policy as well, as an added insult (& burden) to my survivor.

  • Shortly after euthanasia was legalised, a report claiming that euthanasia saved on medical costs came out.

    This is a progression of a rancid ideology.