Imagine getting a letter from your insurance company stating that they will cover your death pills or a "lethal jab" but not the treatment you need to live.
...That's exactly what happened to Stephanie Packer
, who was denied coverage for life saving cancer treatment but offered a prescription of Death Pills for only $1.20.
...And Randy Stroup, a 54 year old man in Oregon who was denied treatment for prostate cancer but offered Suicide as a "palliative care" plan.
...And Barbara Wagoner
of Oregon, whose insurance company decided to pay for death pills but not for the treatment needed to save her life.
Why? Because it's cheaper to kill you than to care for you.
High-quality pain management and palliative care can be complex and certainly more expensive than the lethal dose of drugs that would legalized assisted suicide would provide.
If assisted suicide is legalized in Delaware, it becomes a dangerously appealing means of medical cost control.