As a physician who deals daily with terminal patients, I can say that HB 160 is bad policy for many reasons. Here are five:
First, contrary to what proponents say, legalizing assisted suicide actually limits your choices and access to healthcare.
Once assisted suicide becomes a medical option, it will be the cheapest option and provide incentive for insurers to save money by denying treatment. I had two patients from Oregon and California, states which have legalized assisted suicide, who were denied treatment.