Arizona - RIP Medical Debt

A powerful act to erase medical debt for Arizonans

The AZ Med Debt Project - Join Nancy Stanley and friends

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Fundraiser ByNancy Stanley

“I had a stroke in April 2020 and the bills topped $150,000. I was lucky to have great insurance paid mostly by my employer. If I hadn’t been in this position – had been laid off during the pandemic or didn’t have a job at all — my bills would have drowned me and created a lifelong financial disaster.

I want to help RIP Medical Debt. This nonprofit goes around the country buying packages of uncollected medical debt and FORGIVING IT. In doing so, they get people out from under the soul-sucking, emotionally crushing, life-handicapping circumstance of owing more money than you can possibly pay off JUST BECAUSE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE GOT SICK.

Thank you SO much for joining this movement. Your donation pays off in a huge way!”

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This fundraiser supports a campaign: Arizona.

Campaign Details

The Problem In the past forty years, medical costs have doubled, insurance copays and deductibles have spiked, and bankruptcy rates have quadrupled creating an avalanche of destructive medical debt. More than 60% of bankruptcies in America have medical debt as a root cause. The situation is especially dire in Arizona. A 2011 study found that in Arizona, people with medical debt delay or forego healthcare, leading to a cycle of worse health and mounting medical debt. A trip to historic Tombstone demonstrates Arizona’s recent history as the last territory of the American frontier. Arizonans still demonstrate the spirit […]

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    The only thing more shocking than the cost of a medical emergency is that there's still no universal solution. The weakest are hit hardest.

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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.


Frequent Questions

Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and your donation is 100% tax deductible.


Relevant Documents:

When we purchase a portfolio of medical debt, we abolish debt for individuals who:

  • Earn less than 4x the federal poverty level (varies by state, family size).
  • Debts are 5 percent or more of annual income.

We only buy debt that has been pre-qualified by our partners to meet at least one of these criteria. 

We never collect on debt we purchase, only relieve it.

No. With your help, we abolish medical debt permanently. Recipients have no adverse tax consequences, obligations, or strings attached.

For those whose medical debts are relieved, the relief is a gift from a detached and disinterested third party (RIP) as an act of generosity, so relief of the debt does not count as income to the debtor. We will not file a Form 1099-C with the IRS.

Due to HIPAA laws, RIP Medical Debt cannot disclose the names, contact information or any other specific details of the debt relief beneficiaries.

RIP Medical Debt cannot relieve debt by individual request.

While we would love to help everyone who needs assistance, RIP Medical Debt cannot abolish medical debt for specific individuals. We approach the problem of medical debt by acquiring large portfolios of debt to help thousands of people at once.

Because medical debt affects so many people who may not have debt accounts in the portfolios we purchase, we have compiled a list of resources that may be able to help in ways RIP Medical Debt cannot.

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