Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. The Hospital, which sustained more than $90 million in damage from Hurricane Katrina, reopened its emergency room, several operating rooms and beds.

Almost half of the money raised through GoFundMe campaigns was for healthcare

$930 million

Out of the $2 billion raised through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe between 2010 and early 2016, $930 million was for health-related campaigns.

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Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. The Hospital, which sustained more than $90 million in damage from Hurricane Katrina, reopened its emergency room, several operating rooms and beds.
$930 million

GoFundMe is a platform where users raise money for charitable causes or personal goals like weddings and trips.

Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. The Hospital, which sustained more than $90 million in damage from Hurricane Katrina, reopened its emergency room, several operating rooms and beds.
$930 million

Since GoFundMe was created, almost half of the funds raised went to health-related campaigns, one of 19 categories available in the platform.

Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. The Hospital, which sustained more than $90 million in damage from Hurricane Katrina, reopened its emergency room, several operating rooms and beds.
$930 million

More than half of those health-related campaigns started in US states that chose not to use Obamacare to expand healthcare coverage.

Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. The Hospital, which sustained more than $90 million in damage from Hurricane Katrina, reopened its emergency room, several operating rooms and beds.
$930 million

That means that if Obamacare is repealed and access to healthcare is reduced in other states, more people could turn to those platforms.

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