A wife and mother of four children was diagnosed with a terminal form of scleroderma. Heartbreaking.
She and her husband, who live in California, spoke to their insurance carrier to ask if they’d cover a different kind of chemotherapy at the recommendation of her doctors. At first, the insurance company seemed amenable but then something happened.
California passed a law permitting physician-assisted suicide.
When the law passed they learned that the insurance carrier would not cover the chemo treatements requested by her doctors.
She said she called her insurance company to find out why her coverage had been denied. On the call, she also asked whether suicide pills were covered under her plan.
“And she says, ‘Yes, we do provide that to our patients, and you would only have to pay $1.20 for the medication,’” Ms. Packer said.
Ms. Packer said her doctors have appealed the insurance company’s decision twice, to no avail. She said the assisted-suicide law creates an incentive for insurance companies to deny terminally ill patients coverage.
“As soon as this law was passed — and you see it everywhere when these laws are passed — patients fighting for a longer life end up getting denied treatment, because this will always be the cheapest option,” she said.
That’s the thing. Once life is no longer priceless, it’s just a cost/benefit analysis.
This is heartbreaking stuff for this family and thousands just like them. So as we all discuss politics and judges, just know that the only thing that can truly save our country is a massive conversion to Christ. Truly. A country that does not value God will not value humans either.