Wesley Smith, JD, Anti-Euthanasia Activist, wrote in his 1997 book Forced Exit:

“If we want to create a truly humane health-care system that cares for people rather than killing them, pain control must be made universally available… For pain that average doctors cannot overcome, all H.M.O.s must be required to make referrals to board-certified pain-control experts readily available to plan members without arbitrary restriction, on an as-needed basis. In that way, suffering people such as Rebecca Badger, Jack Kevorkian’s thirty-third victim, who stated in a presuicide television interview that she would prefer to life if she could escape the pain, would be able to obtain relief without resorting to death peddlers.”