Nationwide - RIP Medical Debt

$5,000.00 in donations will cancel a HALF MILLION DOLLARS of medical debt

RIP Medical Debt searches for overdue medical debt owed by private citizens

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Chuck Korringa
Campaign Created ByChuck Korringa

I saw a post on Facebook from a friend that said, “Perhaps they should look at forgiving medical debt for cancer patients instead of student loans. Education is a choice, cancer isn’t.” It was posted snarkily, but it got me thinking that while I can’t control the conversation surrounding student loan debt, there is something we can control regarding medical debt. I’m partnering with a non-profit called RIP Medical Debt. RIP Medical Debt purchases medical bills for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting on that debt like a debt collector, they forgive it. A $1 dollar donation can forgive about $100 in medical debt. So, inspired by a snarky post that didn’t quite have its intended effect on me, I’m launching nation wide campaign. There is no corporate or religious organization tied to this. This is just me, trying to do some good in the world.

The goal of this campaign is to raise $5,000 in four months. That will eliminate about $500,000 in medic.

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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.

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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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