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Congress Has Citizens Fighting Each Other To Crowdfund Their Healthcare

With high medical expenses for catastrophic illnesses being the single major cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S., many sick people are turning to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills. But Mother Jones suggests that crowdfunding may be “fueling … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creeps Into Healthcare Debate

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 … Continue reading

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Large Pharma Matches Crowdfunding Donations

Large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been supporting a global public health crowdfunding website for the past two years. The CaringCrowd platform raises money from the public that is matched by J&J up to $250 per person per project … Continue reading

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Healthcare Crowdfunding: Beware.

Here’s hoping this is not the Republican replacement for Obama Care (Affordable Care Act). Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley accelerator, has backed Watsi, a new healthcare model that crowdfunds each patient’s treatment with the belief that 20-40% of all healthcare … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills Won’t Cover All Costs

Obama Care was supposed to help average Americans pay for their healthcare. But, as costs continue to climb, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay huge catastrophic hospital bills. However, a recent survey found that only about 11% of those … Continue reading

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Where Angels Put Their Money

The Angel Resource Institute Third Quarter Report shows that angel money is going to: healthcare 30%; software 22.1%; commercial services 15.3%; pharma & biotech 4.2%; IT hardware 2.6%; andother 25.5%. The median seed stage valuation has risen to $4.0 million … Continue reading

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