Based on what I know about health insurers, the cost of end-your-life meds will be at least equal to the cost of a lifetime of care. And what's up with this bill requiring the patient to have two suicide witnesses, one of whom can't be a family member? Hell, the patient is obviously sick and most likely not too socially involved. "Hey, bro. I'm thinking about dying next week. Wanna chill for a little bit?" From KPBS:
California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.
Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced that he signed the legislation approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate. Until now, he had refused to comment on the issue...
The bill he received includes requirements that the patient be physically capable of taking the medication themselves, that two doctors approve it, that the patient submit several written requests, and that there be two witnesses, one of whom is not a family member.