Crowdfunding may be creeping into the health care debate as many in the United Kingdom are now seeking the kindness of strangers.
BuzzFeed News has reported that almost 25% of persons prescribed a wheelchair are not receiving one due to cost cutting by the UK’s national health service, driving many to plead for funds to buy their own on charity crowdfunding web portals.
With some powered chairs costing upwards of £24,000, many are unable to fund them and thus have their schooling and jobs put at risk.
While some may point to the fault of socialized medicine, where there is no funding mechanism at all (here in the US?), this may be an even larger issue for the disabled.