Monday, October 24, 2016

So Vile A Thing

     ...that no title could do it justice:

     A terminally ill California woman says her insurance company denied her coverage for chemotherapy treatment but offered to pay for her to kill herself, shortly after California passed a law permitting physician-assisted suicide.

     Stephanie Packer, a wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with a terminal form of scleroderma, said her insurance company initially indicated it would pay for her to switch to a different chemotherapy drug at the recommendation of her doctors.

     But shortly after California’s End of Life Option Act, which authorizes physicians to diagnose a life-ending dose of medication to patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live, went into effect, Ms. Packer’s insurance company had a change of heart.

     “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,” Ms. Packer said.

     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,’” Ms. Packer said.

     Please watch, and reflect.

     [Applause to Ace of Spades.]


Anonymous said...

Evil is alive and well. One of its agents is Ezekiel Emmanuel and his Reaper Curve as described in an American Thinker article from 2014.

So.. when does Sara Palin get the apologies for the ridicule about death panels. Oh wait.. the government isn't denying care but a private company is. I guess it is easy to miss .gov's hand in this if you are already so inclined.

Anonymous said...

Who is more evil, the insurance cmpany or the politicians that promoted such a policy? Or is it perhaps the people that elected these policians?