Medical debt is a uniquely American injustice. It prevents millions from achieving financial stability and subjects them to emotional anguish.
Our mission is to end medical debt and be:
A source of justice in an unjust healthcare finance system: Our unique and highly leveraged debt abolishment model combines the generosity of donors with debt industry expertise to produce a high volume of debt relief return, mitigating significant financial and mental distress for millions of people.
A unique solution for patient-centered healthcare providers: By partnering with us, health care systems can strengthen individuals and communities by relieving dormant, uncollectible, and damaging bad debts and can identify opportunities to refine their financial assistance programs to better serve their communities.
A moral force for systemic change: Our work brings attention to the range of negative impacts caused by medical debt and a deeper understanding of its causes. These efforts support progress toward a more compassionate, transparent, equitable and affordable healthcare system.
RIP Medical Debt was founded in 2014 by two former debt collections executives, Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton.
Over the course of decades in the debt-buying industry, Craig and Jerry met with thousands of Americans saddled with unpaid and un-payable medical debt and realized they were uniquely qualified to help these people in need.
They used their expertise and compassion to create a unique way to relieve medical debt: they would use donations to buy large bundles of medical debt and then relieve that debt with no tax consequences to donors or recipients. From this idea came RIP Medical Debt, a New York based 501(C)(3). The results have been spectacular— $5,320,438,726 in medical debts eradicated so far, providing financial relief for over 3,001,525 individuals and families.
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END MEDICAL DEBT:
Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt.
Amid all the urgent debate over rising healthcare costs and shrinking coverage, we have overlooked the devastating personal and social impact of an estimate $1 trillion in unpaid and unpayable medical debt.
End Medical Debt offers clear-eyed insights on America’s broken healthcare system and what we each can do about it.
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Your donation relieves the medical debt of individuals and families across the country.