Don't throw it away! Your medical debt has been relieved.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit that buys and erases unpaid and unpayable medical debt as a charitable gift. If you received one of RIP Medical Debt's envelopes, you no longer owe the medical debt(s) listed in the letter.
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We incorporated on July 25, 2014 as Medical Debt Resolution, Inc. a New York-based not-for-profit doing business as RIP Medical Debt. Our EIN number is 47-1442997. We have received recognition of our federal tax-exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
RIP Medical Debt’s mission is to help families and individuals burdened by medical debt by purchasing and abolishing these debts. Our goal is to abolish billions of dollars in personal medical debt. To date, we have abolished over $8.5 billion for over 5.4 million individuals and families in financial need.
No. The debt is being relieved by our nonprofit as a gift to the recipient. We acquired the debt through the generous support of our donors, and it has been permanently erased. Please note that RIP Medical Debt may not be able to acquire medical debt in your area again. Our ability to abolish medical debts depends on many factors, including the availability of donor funding.
Millions of families each year struggle to pay medical bills owed to physicians and hospitals.
Many of these unpaid medical accounts end up on the desks of third-party debt collectors who call and send letters to patients or worse: sue them and garnish their wages and/or benefits. . About one-third of U.S. adults have difficulty covering unexpected health care bills. Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. And people with debt are three times more likes to report struggling with mental health issues like anxiety or depression. Our intention to put an end to the cycle so people in need can heal, emotionally and financially.
The relief of this medical debt does not count as income to the debtor since the relief is a gift from a detached and disinterested third-party (RIP Medical Debt). We do not file a Form 1099-C with the IRS.
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