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Old 06-30-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This is a new low to defend the bottom line!

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.

Insurance companies denied treatment to patients, offered to pay for assisted suicide, doctor claims - Washington Times

I believe the doctor has no reason to make a false claim. Of course nothing is in writing because that would be illegal. I have first hand experience at hospitals doing this, but for insurance companies to promote death over money?

These companies are fk'd up doing this! They have reached a new unconscionable low.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Sounds like a neoProgs wet dream.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Bet they will soon market it.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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It would help Trump reduce Medicare costs, reduce premiums , and transfer savings to the 1%.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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Nothing new to see here .... the ever-loving and caring state has been doing this for years.

Death Drugs Cause Uproar in Oregon - ABC News
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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This is a new low to defend the bottom line!

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.

Insurance companies denied treatment to patients, offered to pay for assisted suicide, doctor claims - Washington Times

I believe the doctor has no reason to make a false claim. Of course nothing is in writing because that would be illegal. I have first hand experience at hospitals doing this, but for insurance companies to promote death over money?

These companies are fk'd up doing this! They have reached a new unconscionable low.
I saw the report. Real and sobering. In the states where assisted suicide is not legal (yet), insurance lobby will be pushing for it. In the meantime, we will see 'death panels' become the new normal.

The 'end of life' consultations provided for in Obamacare were to pave the way for that.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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They shouldn't refuse life saving surgeries, but they certainly should cover assisted suicides. Our society would be much better off if people suffering from terminal illnesses could choose to end their lives with dignity & on their own terms.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Iowa, USA
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Life saving surgery should never be denies. It will be, however, so long as the force that drives the insurance industry is profit.

Get the private sector out of insurance. How's that for a catchphrase?
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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Oregon got what they deserve.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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1) Article is from 2008.

2) Insurance companies and medicaid (the OHP was Oregon's version of medicaid) refuse to pay for expensive treatments, whether a patient is living in a state that has an assisted suicide law or not. It's one of the reasons we're unhappy with the current state of affairs, remember?

3) The OHP should not have pointed out the availability of assisted suicide in the same letter as refusing to pay for the medication. It would be a rare Oregon resident who did not know about it already.

4) Here's a followup to the original story, minus the sensationalism - Sensationalizing a sad case cheats the public of sound debate | OregonLive.com

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