Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for My Patients’ Treatments, But Would Cover Assisted Suicide

National   |   Kelsey Harkness   |   Jun 30, 2017   |   10:24AM   |   Washington, DC

Dr. Brian Callister, a physician in Reno, Nevada, says two recent patients both needed life-saving treatments. “Not palliative care, not hospice, these would have been curative procedures,” Callister recalls.

One patient was from California and the other was from Oregon, both states that passed physician-assisted suicide laws. Instead of offering to pay for their treatments, Callister says, the insurance medical directors in both states offered to cover his patients’ assisted suicide.

Watch the video to hear more about these cases, and why Callister, who says he’s taken care of “somewhere in four figures worth of terminally ill patients,” now opposes assisted suicide.

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LifeNews Note: Kelsey Harkness writes for The Daily Signal, where this column originally appeared.