Crowdfunding Medical Costs Grows Exponentially

Will we become a society of Blanche DuBois-es when it comes to our medical bills under the Republican health care legislation?

It seems so, as Bloomberg notes that: “Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring have turned sympathy for Americans drowning in medical expenses into a cottage industry.”

Medical crowdfunding on GoFundMe accounted for $930 million of the $2 billion raised in 2016.

So, here’s America’s choice: (i) everybody pays something to care for all; (ii) you pay $10 for an aspirin to cover the guy without insurance; or (iii) we become a society of beggars who have to rely on the kindness of strangers.

Crappy choices, but which one is best for the general good of society?


About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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