Nationwide - RIP Medical Debt

Abolish Medical Debt

Every dollar you donate relieves $100 of medical debt

Avatar
jainaga26ISD
Campaign Created Byjainaga26ISD

Medical Debt is a serious and widespread problem in which a person cannot pay for their medical needs. 1 in every 3 Americans struggle with medical bills and cannot pay them, and every day, 79,000,000 Americans must choose whether to pay off their medical debt or to purchase food or pay rent or mortgage. In addition, 66% of all US bankruptcies and 25% of US credit card debt is due to medical debt alone. Consequences of medical debt include garnished wages and low credit scores, which make it hard for people to get a loan, a lease to an apartment, or even a job.


For every $1 you donate to abolish medical debt, $100 can be used to relieve a person’s medical debt. Donate today and help relieve your community and your country from medical debt.

Campaign Support Recipients
Nationwide
Help support this cause and give today.

Fundraise for This Campaign

Start a fundraiser to help those in need. Set a personal fundraising goal and track online donations easily with RIP.

No fundraisers, yet.
Give with confidence: RIP has a 100/100 score from Charity Navigator

How RIP Works

Over a hundred million Americans, one in three, struggles with the weight of medical debt.

Here’s how we lift them up.


You make a donation

With every donation, RIP uses its precise data analytics to pinpoint the medical debt of those most in need of relief: households whose incomes are less than four times the federal poverty level guideline or with medical debt representing at least 5% of gross income.

RIP buys medical debt at a steep discount

Your donations allow us to buy debt in bundled portfolios, millions of dollars at a time at a fraction of the original cost. On average, whatever you donate has 100x the impact.

Together we wipe out medical debt

People across the country receive a letter that their debt is gone. No taxes. No penalties. Just like that, they’re free of medical debt.

Who We Help


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.

More Campaigns

Students in Action
Supporting: Nationwide
73% Raised
$10,000 Goal
Avatar
Campaign Created ByRIP Medical Debt
A Nation That Cares
Supporting: Nationwide
12% Raised
$5,000,000 Goal
Avatar
Campaign Created ByRIP Medical Debt
Vik and Mary Wedding Registry
Supporting: Louisiana
100% Raised
$10,000 Goal
Avatar
Campaign Created ByVik and Mary
Help us fundraise today!
$1,000,000 Goal
Avatar
Campaign Created ByRIP Medical Debt