Oregon Says No to Chemotherapy, Offers Assisted Suicide Instead

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  1. John R. Graham says:

    The interview with Dr. Fryefield of Willamette Valley Cancer Center suggests that, while Oregon Health Plan has not kept up with innovation in chemotherapy in the last 15 years, private payers have. However, it doesn’t quite clinch the deal. What we need from Willamette Valley Cancer Center is a “report card” of various payers, like the AMA does for aggregate claims processing, to see how much more “generous” (that’s not quite the right word, but I don’t want to use “liberal”) private insurers are than Oregon Health Plan.

  2. Ken says:

    Obama yesterday said he doesn’t have a “death panel” in his plan. If and when he gets around to it, Oregon is an example of what is in our future.

  3. Larry C. says:

    No doubt about it. Oregon is where we’re headed.

  4. Virgil Ashford says:

    This is a prime example of the Obama Health care plan. We have gone so far away from our founding fathers
    ” freedom of religion” that they support suicide, which is against all christian religions. It is all scary, that idiots are runing and ruining our , vote these people out of office now.

  5. Jim says:

    I had wondered why Oregon voted for assisted suicide, it did not make sense allowing someone to kill themselves. But now it all makes perfect sense, it is but an extension of their socialized medical care! It is hard to believe we have sunk this low as a society. And the sad part of it all is that the present system is fine, works great but those in power do not, no, will not do the right things to “fix” the best medical system, the envy of the world. I say “fix” because they will not consider sensible steps to make the system better. When is the last time we saw someone leaving the US to go to Canada or the UK? And you won’t. We could fix many problems with our government if there were a law in effect limiting how many terms could be served. All this makes me angry, makes me want to yell! Oh but wait, that’s already going on at the town hall meetings. More power to them!!

  6. Col. [RET] Penkovski says:

    If we made every facet of medical care, from those who make bandaids to the doctors themselves, non-profits, then costs would come down. Non-profit insurance companies would work just fine. I have been involved with non-profits for years. For something like healthcare, it is a must have.

    Take that socialized medical garbage and shove it.  What are we thinking?  It doesn't work there, (Canada – England) so why shouldn't it work here?  Huh?  Are we stupid??  I guess 51% of us are!  Obama voters anyone?

  7. @peace says:

    Could someone please explain why the people with the most faith i.e. Christians have the hardest time accepting death? Try enjoying everyday of life, without judging people for personal decisions. Until one of you are stricken with crippling and painful disease, you will never understand. He who has not sinned can cast the first stone. This country needs a war on ignorance…the epdemic that is being spread by the media, organized religion and the powerful elite that run this country. Peace 🙂

  8. sleepingtolive says:

    I like how they trot this out as an example of “death panels” with universal healthcare, but no one talks about the “death panels” or sometimes “death person” that the private insurance companies have. My mom is one of those people. She may have never met you, your doctor or even live in the same state as you, but if you have insurance with the PRIVATE company she works for she decides what medical procedures you will get or won’t get. Why doesn’t anyone talk about that?

  9. Greta says:

    This is interesting. I don’t seem to see much about quality of life whether you are a wakame-nibbling liberal or a Scotch drinking conservative.

    When an individual really sees no practical purpose in continuing to live I think s/he should be offered options.

    I will continue to seek out a death panel. I’ll gladly be the first volunteer.