Gets the chronically in (translated expensive) pain/ill off of the Medicaid/care/private insurance rolls because they take the suicide escape option. I know of several people that can no longer get scripts for opiate chronic pain. Some have turned to self-destructive methods to try and alleviate their pain. I suspect from what he told me about how his wife's chronic pain where she was crying out at night horribly is the reason he killed her in her bed then himself. Seeing her pain was destroying him too. Doctors are scared they are going to get in legal trouble for writing pain related scripts and instead prescribe higher doses of over the counter meds.