Latest performance data reveal number of English patients waiting more than 18 weeks has risen by 26% in last year
There are limits to what US taxpayers can provide:
The AMA has lobbied hard to restrict who can "practice medicine".
My mother is in WI.
Unfortunately the "public policy" may have been put into law, however, there are some place that have living wills ( I believe that is what it is called) that allow a person to have the living will override the public policy.
No living will that I've seen will allow euthanasia.
"Patients with congestive heart failure or angina should meet the criteria for the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IV. (Class IV patients with heart disease have an inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort. Symptoms of heart failure or of the anginal syndrome may be present even at rest. If any physical activity is undertaken, discomfort isincreased.) Significant congestive heart failure may be documented by an ejection fraction of ≤ 20%, but is not required if not already available."
My guess is that most states have similar definitions of "terminal", and my mom can still get around okay.