Human Exceptionalism

HMO Docs Support Assisted Suicide

This is one medical endorsement that I welcome for assisted suicide because it reflects an important truth about the whole movement: It is about money and “treating” the most expensive patients with a lethal overdose. Talk about cost containment!

Lest you doubt it, the California Association of Physicians Groups, self-described as “the nation’s largest professional association representing physician groups practicing in the managed care model,” that is HMOs, have endorsed assisted suicide. How fitting. And how ironic that left-leaning Assemblywoman Patty Berg and Assemblyman Lloyd Levine would embrace an endorsement by an HMO group–when the Left usually hates HMOs.

Here is the press release about this political faux pas from the California Disability Alliance.

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