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Medical Crowdfunding Scams Proliferate

Some folks think that the medical crowdfunding scam (i.e., fraud) is a result of a psychological problem called “factitious disorder,” which at its extreme is illustrated by Munchausen by proxy (where a caregiver purposely causes another, usually a child, 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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Repeal of The ACA Brings New Competition To Crowdfunding

The Republican Congress, according to Esquire, has brought a new type of competition to healthcare. It’s competition among those competing for donations for personal crises, including help with medical bills for chronic conditions. With the fear of the repeal of … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … 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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Suspicions Raised Over Charitable Crowdfunding In China

Suspicions are being raised in China after a family crowdfunded over $865,000 to bring their cancer-stricken daughter to the US for treatment. The 4 year old died from her illness and now questions are being raised about how the money … Continue reading

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Aussies Crowdfund Lyme Disease Treatments As Gov’t Denies It Exists

Although Australian health officials deny the debilitating disease exists there since it has never been found in tick tests, many Aussies have Lyme disease symptoms. With no experience treating this illness in Australia, patients are forced to seek treatment overseas … Continue reading

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