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Abolish medical debt at pennies on the dollar.

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

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

$7,387,275,754

in medical debt for 4,255,986 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

There are millions of families in the US currently strapped by medical debt. Imagine having that weight on your shoulders, while still recovering from health issues, trying to support your family with through inflation, global unrest and uncertainty.

$634,802.27
$5,000,000 goal
12%
Campaign Created ByRIP Medical Debt
More Campaigns
7% Raised
$500,000 Goal
RIP Medical Debt
0% Raised
$1,500,000 Goal
Michigan Hotspot Debt Relief Campaign
28% Raised
$1,000,000 Goal
THEE Alliance
THEE Alliance Forgiving Medical Debt
Supporting: The Upper Midwest
10% Raised
$15,000 Goal
Grace United Methodist Church, St. Louis Missouri
Grace Medical Debt Forgiveness
Supporting: Midwest
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RIP Medical Debt
19% Raised
$30,000 Goal
Pacific Stone
Pacific Stone
Supporting: California
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Your donation relieves the medical debt of individuals and families across the country.

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Our Impact

Hear stories directly from our community of debt relief recipients.