Americans Turn to Crowdsourcing for Medical Bills

GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, tells Minnesota Public Radio that people have raised more than $5 billion from 50 million donations in the eight years since it began.

Interestingly, it’s become a go-to way for people in need to help pay their doctors. Medical fundraisers now account for 1 in 3 of the website’s campaigns, and they bring in more money than any other GoFundMe category.

 

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