Why Are So Many Americans Crowdfunding Their Healthcare?

The Financial Times | By: Barney Jopson | January 11, 2018:

Online donation sites are booming as patients with little or no health insurance turn to strangers to help pay medical costs.

Isabella Masucci strode into hospital after a sleepless night. She carried a paper bag of prized possessions and bore two meandering scars on her hairless head. Instead of the princess dress she had wanted to wear, she was dressed in a T-shirt and pink leggings.

They enabled easier access to the tube that hung down from a catheter under the skin of her chest, allowing doctors to load the toxic drug Dactinomycin into her heart. It was close to her 50th day of chemotherapy.

Isabella is two years old…

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