Central Texas Conference Order of Deacons Medical Debt Fundraiser
Abolishing Medical Debt in the Central Texas Conference
You are invited to become involved in this mission to reduce or eliminate the burden of medical debt falling on our must vulnerable neighbors around us right here in the Central Texas Conference. RIP Medical Debt has identified $918,040 worth of medical debt in our conference and we desire to abolish all of it!
Our goal is to raise $5194.87 to eliminate the entirety of medical debt for vulnerable neighbors in the Central Texas Conference.
Since each donated dollar multiplies to eliminate an astonishing $170 in medical debt, every single dollar donated makes a difference!
This campaign is being organized by the Central Texas Conference Order of Deacons, plus laity who are passionate about helping people. Deacons are ordained United Methodist clergy called to ministries of Word, Service, Compassion and Justice, with a heart for the impoverished and marginalized.
Thank you for supporting this mission! All additional funds raised above our goal will help other Texans.
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This fundraiser supports a campaign: Texas.
The Problem In the past forty years, medical costs have doubled, insurance copays and deductibles have spiked, and bankrutpcy rates have quadrupled. More than 60% of bankruptcies in America have medical debt as a root cause. Most Texans have worked hard and saved responsibly in order to be financially independent, but few have the savings to cover an unexpected $1,000 medical expense. Even after insurance payouts, many are left with unaffordable monthly payments and savings that quickly run dry. Texans who normally would never dream of ignoring a bill are forced to choose between providing for their […]
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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 income is below twice the federal poverty line or are insolvent.
RIP buys medical debt at a steep discount
Your donations allow us to buy debt in bundles. That allows us to buy debt at a fraction of the original cost. So whatever you donate has 100x the impact.
Together we wipe out medical debt
People receive a letter that their debt is gone. No taxes. No penalties. Just like that, they're free of medical debt.
Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and your donation is 100% tax deductible.
When we purchase a portfolio of medical debt, we abolish debt for individuals who:
- Earn less than 2x the federal poverty level (varies by state, family size).
- Debts are 5 percent or more of annual income.
- Facing insolvency — debts are greater than assets.
We only buy debt that has been pre-qualified by our partners to meet at least one of these three 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.