I believe that if California does not vote for single payer, there will be many Californians that will die.  This includes seniors, children and people of all ages who have very bad health problems.  This is something everyone in California should want.  Even my doctor and most of the doctors in his clinic want it.  If we don’t win this battle, the system will kill off our people and people who care about California and care about other people.

I have a disease that may kill me, and yet I don’t tell my family because they can’t afford to help me. The expense is enormous, even with Medicare and supplemental insurance. My family (which is small) would have to pay thousands of dollars once I was gone. My choice is between my family that I love, or die.  These will be the decisions people will have to make if we don’t get health care for all.

Patti Hewitt