Profit may trump life if assisted suicide approved

Profit may trump life if assisted suicide approved

As a New Yorker living with a disability, I have significant concerns regarding the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.

It is naïve to think that private health insurance companies and a struggling public health system will not take profit margin or taxpayer expense into consideration when approving expensive treatment options versus a one-time prescription costing far less. In the end, this will not be a private matter between patient and physician, this will be an experiment in cost-effectiveness, regulated by the for-profit health insurance industry and the government.

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