Oregon Health plan covers assisted suicide but not new cancer treatment

Posted on August 10, 2009 by


Obama insists that government health care doesn’t lead to rationing, denial of care and potential euthanasia. But in Oregon, that’s ALREADY where it’s leading!

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Barbara Wagner has one wish – for more time. “I’m not ready, I’m not ready to die,” the Springfield woman said. “I’ve got things I’d still like to do.”

Her doctor offered hope in the new chemotherapy drug Tarceva, but the Oregon Health Plan sent her a letter telling her the cancer treatment was not approved.

Instead, the letter said, the plan would pay for comfort care, including “physician aid in dying,” better known as assisted suicide.

“I told them, I said, ‘Who do you guys think you are?’ You know, to say that you’ll pay for my dying, but you won’t pay to help me possibly live longer?’ ” Wagner said.

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Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com

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