If physician-assisted suicide was legal, there may be many terminally ill patients who seek it as a cost effective option to costly painful treatments. It would not be ethical, however, for insurance companies or healthcare providers to be able to insist upon euthanasia as a sole treatment option for patients. It should be only an option provided to patients.
Terminally ill patients dying sooner does save money and prevents more expensive medical care later in life. Whether it is moral to euthanize humans who can't be saved is another matter. Modern health care systems are motivated by money and work to keep patients alive. However, insurance companies don't necessarily like paying large amounts of money for treatment. Euthanasia would be a viable option if it saves money all the way around.
If euthanasia was legal, then financial motivations for individuals and companies would undoubtedly lead them to consider this option. However, such motivations would inevitably corrupt people into choosing euthanasia even when their loved one would have resisted such a notion. Financial motivations would work, but they are a terrible idea.
Financial Motivations Would Encourage Insurance Companies, Health Care Providers, and Patients to Seek Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide if Those Options Were Legally Available. I think these companies are only out to gain profits and if Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide were provided and they could gain from these then they would.
Financial motivations are present in all aspects of people's lives, almost regardless of the topic of the decision to be made. At certain points, there is little that can be medically done for a patient, and euthenasia can be the best option - even today, doctors spend huge amounts of government money on trying to add a month or two to the lives of patients, simply because they are not allowed to truly suggest otherwise.
Companies in America are ruthless in the pursuit of profits. The insurance company is not one for looking at ethics when their industry is being sabotaged. The financial motivations would be any area of human interaction that results in the industry not paying penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act.
I hope we all know and realize that life is far more important than any financial situation. I believe if euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide are legalized then there would be provisions added that bar insurance companies from participating in such a decision. I would also hope that health care providers would only work to follow what the patient desires, since it is a personal decision and not something other people should make decisions about.