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Abolish medical debt at pennies on the dollar.

Every $100 you donate relieves $10,000 in Medical Debt

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Every day 1 in 2 Americans choose between paying medical bills and covering basic needs.

Nearly 50%
of U.S. adults delayed or skipped medical care due to the high cost.
50%
of U.S. adults wouldn’t be able to afford an unexpected $500 bill.
2/3
of bankruptcies cite medical debt as a leading cause.

Together we’ve relieved

$10,426,439,009

in medical debt for 7,118,023 Families— but there’s still a long way to go.

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Community Stories

Given the odds, you likely know a few people that are impacted by mounting medical debt.

We’ve received thousands of stories from people around the country sharing their experiences with debt relief. Here are just a few.

How RIP Works

Over a hundred million Americans, one in three, struggles with the weight of medical debt.

  • You make a donation

    We use data analytics to pinpoint the debt of those most in need: households that earn less than 4x the federal poverty level (varies by state, family size) or whose debts are 5% or more of annual income.

  • RIP buys medical debt at a steep discount

    We buy debt in bundles, millions of dollars at a time at a fraction of the original cost. This means your donation relieves about 100x its value in medical debt.

  • Together we wipe out medical debt

    People across the country receive letters that their debt has been erased. They have no tax consequences or penalties to consider. Just like that, they’re free of medical debt.


Debt Relief Campaigns

More Campaigns
16% Raised
$500,000 Goal
RIP Medical Debt
2% Raised
$20,000 Goal
East Community of Presbytery of Coastal Carolina
East Community of Presbytery of Coastal Carolina
Supporting: Brunswick , North Carolina, Carteret , North Carolina, New Hanover, North Carolina, Onslow, North Carolina, Pender , North Carolina and Duplin, North Carolina
22% Raised
$10,000 Goal
Indianola First United Methodist Church
Gift of Grace
Supporting: Iowa
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10% Raised
$10,000 Goal
First United Methodist - Lincolnton, NC
Putting Faith in Action
Supporting: Lincoln, Cleveland, Rutherford, Burke, Caldwell and Mecklenburg Counties of Western North Carolina
25% Raised
$10,000 Goal
Amanda Kendall - eXp Realty - Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, CA and the Surrounding Area
Supporting: Placer County , California, El Dorado County, California, Alpine County, California, Amador County, California, Sacramento County, California, Nevada County, California, Sutter County, California, Yuba County , California, Calaveras County , California, Merced County , California and Madera County, California
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Your donation relieves the medical debt of individuals and families across the country.

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We fight to make our health care financing system more equitable and affordable.

Our Impact

Hear stories directly from our community of debt relief recipients.