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Written By Our Veterans, who’ve served our nation and are serving it now, should be freed from the burden of their unpaid – and unpayable – medical debt. Here on Veteran’s Day, we urgently need a national campaign to abolish veterans’ medical debt. May people are surprised to learn that veteran medical debt even exists. We have been led to believe, or perhaps improperly assumed, that all of the medical costs for our armed forces and their families, both during and after enlistment, are paid by the government in return for veterans’ unselfish service to our country. Not exactly. Quite frankly, […]

NEW YORK — RIP Co-Founder Jerry Ashton and Board member Robert Goff have co-authored a medical debt survival guide, a timely critique that only “insiders with an edge” could have put together. Is the book needed? Almost 43 million Americans have unpaid debt today. Medical debt is cited in more than 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies. One in 10 of the 12.5 million non-elderly veterans report having neither health insurance nor Veterans Affairs’ health care. The Patient, The Doctor and the Bill Collector. A Medical Debt Survival Guide (PDBC) cuts cleanly through the Gordian Knot of industry rules and shortcomings, laying […]

Seen At 11: A Phone Call From Collectors That Can Actually Get You OUT Of Debt. As CBS2 Found Out, What RIP Medical Debt Offers Is Too Good And Very True. Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico spent decades hounding debtors to pay their bills—until they decided to find a way to pay off struggling people’s debts. When Paola Gonzalez received a phone call from RIP Medical Debt, she was certain what she heard was a mistake. A prank, maybe. The caller said a $950 hospital bill had been paid for in full: It would not affect her […]

Written By The Atlantic in June 2015 published a terrific article by Derek Thompson, “The Greatest Good.” He posed an intriguing question. When you donate, can you do so effectively and not just emotionally? Can it be “munificence matched with math?” When faced with multiple and conflicting requests for a contribution to a cause, you might pose the same question as the article’s author, Derek Thompson: “What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?” Thompson’s answer for the optimum choice? “One can make an astonishing difference in the world with a pinch […]