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Sick Crowdfunders Spending On Quacks

With the Congress still trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and many states kicking people off of Medicaid, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay for expensive medical treatments. However, a recent study found that a lot of that … Continue reading

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Baseball GM Crowdfunding For Life

We’ve learned that in baseball, players are fungible. But what about management? Washington Nationals’ Doug Harris, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has leukemia and can’t afford the $400,000 treatments on his big league salary … Continue reading

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Grandma Strangles Bobcat; Crowdfunds Rabies Shots

Sometimes you just gotta report on the unusual. A grandmother in Georgia is crowdfunding her medical care after strangling a bobcat to death. When she went out to take a photo (of the mountain lion?), the cat, who was rabid, … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Death

While the government says that inflation has been quiet, the cost of death has spiked 220% since 1986. And for some families who have spent a fortune on medical care for loved ones, it’s financially impossible to pay for a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Irony Day

This is a quote: “A gay Republican with a sizable social media following, who has criticized Obamacare for “forcing” him to purchase insurance he was sure he’d never need, is turning to crowdfunding after a car accident has left him … Continue reading

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Social Issues of Medical Crowdfunding

Why do some medical crowdfunding campaigns attract the attention of Ellen and rake in more cash than others? Scholars now studying this phenomena believe that good videos, compelling stories and a well written appeal help. Also necessary are interesting patients … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Celebrity Shamed Into Shutting Crowdfunding Campaign

You don’t know him in the U.S., but they do in Australia. Jeans designer Dan Single was shamed into closing his crowdfunding plea by furious donors. Single apparently fell from the balcony of a hotel in Paris, breaking most of … Continue reading

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