The True Costs of Crowdfunding Healthcare

Join us for an event with Nora Kenworthy, author of Crowded Out: The True Costs of Crowdfunding Healthcare, to learn how crowdfunding for health is fueled by—and further reinforces—financial and moral “toxicities” in market-based healthcare systems.

Over the past decade, charitable crowdfunding has exploded in popularity across the globe. Sites such as GoFundMe, which now boasts a “global community of over 100 million” users, have transformed the ways we seek and offer help. When faced with crises—especially medical ones—Americans are turning to online platforms that promise to connect them to the charity of the crowd.

What does this new phenomenon reveal about the changing ways we seek and provide healthcare? This talk will consider how charitable crowdfunding so quickly overtook public life, where it is taking us, and who gets left behind by this new platformed economy.

Nora Kenworthy