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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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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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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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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … 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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Crowdfunding Citizenship?

Are you an “Owner Manager” of the United States of America? According to a crowdfunding campaign, if you contribute to the “patented” Owner Manager Community you will have the power to “form consensus on any issue, direct your government employees, … 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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Republican Sees Crowdfunded Challenge

Have you seen video of those raucous Town Hall meetings where citizens are now figuring out what a “repeal” of ObamaCare will do to them? Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was the subject of one last weekend and as a result, … 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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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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