Hillary Clinton Euthanasia Research Paper

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Health Care, Abortion, and End of Life Issues: The Candidates’ Views 55.3 million people die each year. 151,600 people die each day. 6,316 people die each hour. 105 people die each minute. Nearly 2 people die each second (Birth &Amp; Death Rates). 33 million Americans don’t have health care (Barry-Jester and Casselman). In five states, physician assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is legal (New Health Guide). Hillary Clinton believes that euthanasia should be legal and that everyone should have the right to health care. Gary Johnson believes that euthanasia should be legal, but health care should be cut by 43% ("Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?”). For many years, health care and suicide have been an unresolved …show more content…

Clinton stated while she was in Oregon that she thinks it is up to the state to decide whether they want euthanasia to be legal or not. She also said that she commends Oregon on being innovative and providing new information on whether physician assisted suicide should be right or not (Drake). Oregon was the first state to make physician assisted suicide legal in 1997. Currently, five states have legalized physician assisted suicide; Oregon, Washington, Vermont, New Mexico, and Montana. In 2013, 300 terminally ill patients were prescribed lethal medication and 230 of those people died from the medication. Doctors say that some terminally ill patients decide not to take the medication though (“Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Laws around the World”). Clinton also mentioned that she has a great deal of sympathy for people who are in difficult end-of-life situations. She makes her decision on the subject based on experiences that some of her friends have …show more content…

The Democrat said that, “affordable health care is a basic human right”("Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?”). Over the years, Hillary Clinton has led the fight to expand health care for Americans who are, for any reason, unable to access it. In the 1990’s, insurance companies tried to stop Clinton from making healthcare affordable for everyone, but she continued to push her opinion on health care and now over eight million children are covered. The former Secretary of State and Senator from New York has very clearly mapped out her plan for health care if she becomes president. Clinton will expand the Affordable Care Act, which currently covers twenty million and counting, and she will support letting citizens fifty-five years and older buy medicare. She will reduce the cost of prescription drugs, so the underprivileged will have access to the medicine they need to take care of themselves and their families. Clinton will also allow healthcare to every family no matter their race or immigration status, and change many other things about the health care policy. Clinton feels very strongly about the health care issue and has said that she will do whatever it takes to fix the Republican-led government opinions on healthcare and other issues (“Hillary on Health

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