Drop Dead, Oregon’s Socialized Health System Tells Patients

Oregon’s government health care system recently told two patients it would pay for their assisted suicides but not for treatment.

In the only U.S. state that allows assisted suicides, the Oregon Health Plan told cancer patients Barbara Wagner and Randy Stroup it would pay for physicians to help them kill themselves but would not pay for cancer treatment.

This is what socialized medicine is all about. Rationing is the inevitable consequence of government-run universal health care. If some bureaucrat using government-designed criteria decides you don’t deserve to live, you don’t.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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