Insurance Companies Denied Patients Life-Saving Treatments But Would Pay for Assisted Suicide

A Nevada doctor recently decided to go public after learning insurance companies denied two of his patients life-saving medical treatment coverage and offered to pay for them to commit suicide instead.  In a new video by the Patients Rights Action Fund, Dr. Brian Callister, a physician and professor at the University of Nevada Medical School, explained what happened when he requested coverage for two patients’ medical care.

On two separate occasions, Callister said he was treating patients who both needed life-saving treatments, but his hospital did not perform the treatments. He said he made several phone calls to request transfers to hospitals in the patients’ home states of Oregon and California. Doctor-prescribed suicide is legal in both states.


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