by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
The Association for the Advancement of Psychology has endorsed Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) for U.S. Senate because of his stance on increasing reimbursement rates for psychologists under new Medicaid regulations.
Not all psychologists in Oregon are happy with this endorsement in view of Wyden’s past efforts in voting for and blocking efforts to repeal Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act.
Psychologists play an important part in the Death With Dignity process, interviewing potential persons to see if they have any high levels of depression or other problems which would prevent them from making a “rational choice.”
It will be interesting to watch this particular Senate race as the November election approaches.