From the Washington Times–Assisted Suicide Law prompts insurer to deny coverage for chemo and offer suicide pills instead for $1.20

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/20/assisted-suicide-law-prompts-insurance-company-den/

The Washington Times reported that the California Assisted-suicide law prompted an insurance company to deny coverage to a terminally ill California woman.

Bradford Richardson, from theWashington Times reported that Stephanie Packer, a wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with a terminal form of scleroderma, said that her insurance company initially indicated it would pay for her to switch to a different chemotherapy drug based on the recommendation of her doctors but shortly after the California assisted suicide law went into effect, her insurance company denied her treatment.

Richardson reported Packer as saying:

“And when the law was passed, it was a week later I received a letter in the mail saying they were going to deny coverage for the chemotherapy that we were asking for,”

She said she called her insurance company to find out why her coverage had been denied. On the call, she also asked whether suicide pills were covered under her plan.

“And she says, ‘Yes, we do provide that to our patients, and you would only have to pay $1.20 for the medication,’”Mrs. Packer said.

Stephanie Packer believes that legalizing assisted suicide creates an incentive for insurance companies to deny terminally ill people coverage. Packer stated:

“As soon as this law was passed — and you see it everywhere, when these laws are passed — patients fighting for a longer life end up getting denied treatment, because this will always be the cheapest option,”

The attitude also changed in her support group:

After the right-to-die movement began garnering national attention, Mrs. Packer said she noticed a change in tone at her support groups for terminally ill patients. While the meetings were formerly positive and encouraging, she said the specter of suicide now hangs above them like a dark cloud.

“And people, once they became depressed, it became negative, and it started consuming people,” she said in the video. “And then they said, ‘You know what? I wish I could just end it.’ “

Stephanie Parker is not the first person to be denied chemotherapy but offered assisted suicide. Several years ago Barbara Wagner and Randy Stroup, in Oregon, were denied medical treatment but offered assisted suicide.

Full Article & Source:
Assisted-suicide law prompts insurance company to deny coverage to terminally ill California woman

From Joanne;

And here in Illinois we see Esformes steal $1 billion from health care in Florida, Seth Gillmal steals $100 million from hospice, Obama care premiums are near unaffordable, and the insurance company answer is–here, we’ll send you a suicide pill for $1.20.

People are not dogs, horses and cats to be put down when they become expensive.

Try a GoFund me for a pet and it will often gather many times the vet bill, but Grandma and nursing homes and health care are pretty much ignored.

The solution from the ARDC is to protect clout receiving millions of dollars until clout turns to the feds (Gillman case) and we don’t see the FBI (yet) going after the billions Esformes stole in other states from medicare/medicaid/state health care funds.

The ARDC needs to file their Ethics Reports under the 2009 state law.  The FBI should be pulling their bank records and looking for bribes.

Same with many state court judges with questionable property records, homes all over the US and in foreign countries. These issues need to be exposed and dealt with.

And can anyone explain why you need to give the DNC chair $150k to get on the ballot for a judgeship in Illinois?

All the old people in nursing homes don’t want to be drugged and they want to go home or live with a relative. Which states attorney is brave enough to investigate those cases?

Ken and I sure want to know?

Also,  where are their votes going in a few weeks when most are heavily drugged with illegal prescription drugs and propped up in front  of a TV all day?

Who is profiting from this?  Where is the money trail?

Joanne

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