The failures of the U.S. health care system are illustrated by hundreds of thousands of stories sent to President Obama’s Organizing for America.  Via The Huffington Post.

Joan in Washington, D.C. wrote that she fears she and her husband will be homeless if he can’t find a job, and that she is “uninsurable” because of cancer.

“Maybe I should wish for the cancer to kill me sooner — it might be a better option,” Joan wrote. “I am terrified.”

Jackie in Logan, N.D., wrote that she cried when she was hospitalized in January out of fear for the bills — even though she has health insurance.

“I told my husband that perhaps I should just go home and wait to die,” Jackie wrote, “as it would be cheaper to be cremated, than to have to exist dealing with the debt of surviving.”

Brad of Granite City, IL, wrote that “I may die any day because Health Insurance isn’t available to me.”

“For profit healthcare killed my wife,” wrote John of Nashville, Tenn.

Despite the devastation that for-profit health care has brought to families across America, President Obama–who once supported single-payer health care–is proposing to keep the same system that exists for profit rather than for health.   Tell President Obama to support single-payer health care now! And join us, July 30th, as we rally for single-payer in Washington DC with the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care.

To read more of the stories submitted to Organizing for America, visit Health Care Stories for America. Stories from across America have also been submitted to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has introduced a single-payer bill in the U.S. Senate (S. 703), and they can be read here.

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