Terminally Ill Patients Should Be Allowed To Die Essay

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Terminally ill patients should be allowed to do whatever they wish, for they are going to die anyway. If they want to cut that string a little earlier than the scheduled and having to deal with that pain, then they should be allowed that medication that will end their life in a painless way. It is selfish to keep someone who is going through so much pain, that they want to die, alive and forcing them to ‘just deal with it’ as if it was nothing. As if they were not already going to die. We, the United States, ‘put down’ 2.4 million healthy cats and dogs every thirteen seconds, so if we can kill so many animals because they have no home or are overpopulated, like we are, then should we not be allowed to ‘put down’ our own life without much of a problem? Insurance companies and the poor income families are the people who are mostly going to be affected by this choice. Why? Insurance companies, like Medicaid and Medicare, want to save money instead of people’s life. Barbara Wagner, for instance, wanted chemotherapy, but her medical insurance declined to pay four thousand dollars a month, and instead, offered to pay fifty bucks for her to die. It is like saying to someone “Hey, you're not that important to me, so I’ll pay for you to…show more content…
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