Strangers Pay for Medical Bills; Ozarks Couple Shares ‘Crowdfunding’ Story

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—   Other people– in many cases, total strangers– are covering hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses; it’s happening more often.  It’s called “crowdfunding”.

Crowdfunding is when you solicit donations for small amounts of money for projects via the internet’s; it’s not new, but crowdfunding to pay for hospital bills is.

With health care costs averaging $8,000 per person per year paying for the unexpected is becoming increasingly difficult, especially when the unexpected is $400,000 for a Springfiel couple.

From a hospital room inside the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, nearly 800 miles from home, Amy Blansit can’t help but laugh.


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