Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee RIP Medical Debt, nominated by donors
Alistair and Rebecca. RIP Medical Debt empower donors to forgive the billions in oppressive medical debt at pennies on the dollar, so far $715 million for ~240,000 Americans. You can find their web site here.
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About nominee RIP Medical Debt
We work on behalf of individuals, foundations and corporations to abolish medical debt and provide relief for those in need.
How It Works
- Your donations allow us to purchase debt at pennies on the dollar — and forgive it, forever.
- Using data analysis, we locate the medical debt that is most crucially in need of relief.
- Those helped are no longer obligated to pay even a cent, and have no adverse consequences.
As medical costs rise to unspeakable levels, so does un-payable medical debt.
Medical debt has destroyed the financial stability of large segments of America’s most vulnerable communities: the sick, the elderly, the poor, and veterans. It also particularly targets the middle class, driving many families who are barely getting along into poverty.
So visit the page of nominee RIP Medical Debt to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this segment from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to hear him explain it best.