“prohibitions on euthanasia align with the economic interests of the health care industrial complex”
First, the cliche ‘industrial complex’ instantly flags knee-jerk thinking.
More important, I find it difficult to imagine any health care professional rubbing his hands gleefully together in anticipation of all the money he’ll make by providing end-of-life care for a terminal patient. Health care providers will tell you that this is one of the most emotionally difficult tasks they face; helping people get well is infinitely more rewarding than feeding them while they wait to die. This work grinds away at the morale of all health care workers; doctors have the highest suicide rates of any profession. Even if you are a heartless penny-counting executive, the impact of suicides on your bottom line will be a more serious concern than the dribbles you get from end-of-life care. Most of these people are on Medicare and not many people get rich from Medicare (except by scams).