"MAiD is a medical service in Canada, whereby physicians and nurse practitioners help eligible patients fulfill their wish to end their suffering,".. Excerpt from a Canadian Health Care advertisement.
There may never be a single payer health care system that addresses all the needs of all the people, but one that offers to pay for assisted medical suicide after refusing to pay the costs of home health care is certainly not even close to being fair and universal. Such was the case recently in Canada.
When Vancouver Coastal Health refused to fully pay for the necessary, physician recommended home health care of a 41-year old man (Sean Tagert - who would still pay $8,000.00/ month) they offered to pay for assisted medical suicide as a solution to his worsening ALS.*
Upon being informed and faced with what his suffering and life would be like without the necessary home health regime (including no longer being able to see his 11-year old son) Tagert opted for Vancouver Coastal Health's offer of paying for assisted medical suicide, which was conducted this past August 6th.
"When you deny the necessary care, sometimes a person, out of despair, will ask for euthanasia," .. Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Although somewhat embraced in the USA in certain discussions, Canada has been favoring euthanasia and assisted suicide more and more as a logical option to terminal situations. Socialism tends to focus on the average needs of the people and not upon the needs of those who have abnormal health issues.
We are having somewhat the same debate now that the Canadians had in 2014, and we shall have to see how this issue (or "euthanasia option") unfolds in future USA health care debates.
We need to have a truly over-arching national discussion that includes input from all parties concerned.
* "Canada denies home healthcare to ALS patient, pays for assisted suicide instead" by Brandon Showalter - CP - 08/26/2019