There is an article in this week’s Time magazine about this website (note, there is a paywall). One person raised $144,000 to pay for treatment for kidney cancer. Another person raised funds to help pay for their child’s medical bills. The majority of the funds raised on this website are used for medical expenses.
Private charity works. How much better might it work if 20-40% of what many American’s earn wasn’t forcibly taken from them by the government before they could freely choose to donate it to whomever they desired?