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Report: 20 Million Americans Used Crowdfunding to Pay Medical Expenses

HeadlineFeb 21, 2020

In healthcare news, researchers at the University of Chicago estimated this week that 8 million people in the United States have turned to internet-based crowdfunding campaigns like GoFundMe to help pay for medical expenses. A further 12 million people have set up crowdfunding campaigns for someone else, while an estimated 50 million people have contributed to at least one such campaign. In response, Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders tweeted, “Enough is enough. No one should have to beg for money to get the health care they need in the richest country on Earth. Medicare for All now.” 

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