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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 the Washington 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.
And this medicine in 2016. I can see this to be commonplace soon. Didn't Obama once say, "Give grandma a pill instead of a new hip" once?
This is our future in socialized medicine in my opinion.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: IAMTAT
She died young...but without chemo, we wouldn't have had many more years and memories together.
Negotiating with the insurance companies was difficult...and we had to jump through plenty of hoops,...but at least it gave us hope and much more treasured time together.
Obamacare takes away something that is priceless to those who are able to appreciate it....Hope.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Sounds dangerously close to a real death panel.
Costs have no ceiling when government is paying for the bill.
Open free markets for insurance companies across borders of the states.
Limit malpractice payouts from lawsuits.
The medical industry is dying under the weight of government imposed regulation.