Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring haveturned sympathy for Americans drowning in medical expensesinto a cottage industry. Now Republican efforts inCongress to repeal and replace Obamacare couldswell the ranks of the uninsured and spur the businessof helping people raise donations online to pay forhealth care.

But medical crowdfunding doesn't have to wait for Congress toact. Business is already booming, and its leaders expectthe rapid growth to continue no matter what happens on theHill.

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