Helena Berger, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, in a Dec. 17, 2017 article, "Assisted Suicide Laws Are Creating a 'Duty-to-Die' Medical Culture," available at, stated:

“[I]n this profit-driven economic climate, is it realistic to expect that insurers are going to do the right thing, or the cheap thing? If insurers deny, or even delay, approval of costlier life-saving alternatives, then money saving but fatal measures become the deadly default.

The truth is that assisted suicide as public policy is rife with dangerous loopholes and consequences, especially for the vulnerable in our society. We should reject laws that legalize the practice.”

Dec. 17, 2017