Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for Patients’ Treatments, but Offered Assisted Suicide

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. (For more from the author of “Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for Patients’ Treatments, but Offered Assisted Suicide” please click HERE)

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