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Subject:  Re: Self Insurance of a Different Kind Date:  5/29/2014  8:14 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  75103 of 103294

The Swiss are now allowing assisted suicide for the elderly even if they are not sick.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/26/swiss-exit-as...

A Swiss organisation that helps people take their own lives has voted to extend its services to elderly people who are not terminally ill.

Exit added "suicide due to old age" to their statutes at an annual general meeting held over the weekend, allowing people suffering from psychological or physical problems associated with old age the choice to end their life.

Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland and technically even a healthy young person could use such services. However, organisations involved in this work set their own internal requirements, which differ from group to group.

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I believe Oregon and Washington State require a doctor's note saying you're terminal and have less than 6 months to live, and are not depressed.

intercst
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