Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate for Patients' Rights Action Fund, as quoted in a June 19, 2018 article by Maggie Maslak, "As Assisted Suicide Law Is Reinstated, Critics Say Californians 'Deserve Better,'" available at, stated:

“Assisted suicide limits choice for vulnerable people such as the terminally ill, elderly, individuals with disabilities, and anyone who relies on health insurance to cover treatment… It creates perverse economic incentives for insurance companies to deny coverage and deprive patients of lifesaving treatment when lethal drugs are so much cheaper.”

June 19, 2018