Former Debt Collectors Decided to Ditch the Industry, Buy Up Medical Debt, and Forgive It
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 credit and she wouldn’t have to worry about it again. “They wanted to pay a bill for me,” she said. “I was just speechless.”
The 24-year-old student from Roselle Park, New Jersey, has lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that in 2011 put her in and out of hospitals for a year. Even with insurance she faces a barrage of medical bills that often get pushed aside. “I can’t always work,” Gonzalez said. “I’ll be fine today and sick tomorrow. It’s really amazing that people would help out like this.”
CBS New York
“Seen at II”
July 17, 2016