Crowdfunding Sites Help People Pay Medical Bills
More people are turning to crowdfunding websites to ask friends, family members and strangers for assistance in paying medical bills. Crowdfunding sites provide people with a digital platform to describe why they need money and post updates to a network of donors. The sites typically collect donations and forward them directly to the individual in need, who can decide how to use the funds.
- "'Crowdfunding' Sites Pay Medical Bills, Raise Hopes" (Alkon, USA Today, 1/13).