Join hundreds of Chicagoans in sending a collective message of care to your community.
We believe medical debt forgiveness is a collective message of care for - and from - the communities we serve. You can help us extend this message of care to thousands of families throughout Cook County, by wiping out $78 Million of harmful medical debt in our community. Let's rally together to create hope, and help thousands of Chicagoans build brigther, healthier futures.
Medical debt is a national crisis.
Every day, medical debt destroys the financial stability, health, and well-being of Americans across the country, leaving them with nowhere to turn.
Chicago has over $78 Million of medical debt in collections. It affects over 71,000 families.
In fact, Cook County has the 3rd highest medical debt of all US counties. Much of it is owed by people living in or near poverty, who have little hope of ever fully getting back on their feet.
Together, we can abolish all of it. $78 million of debt abolished is $78 million in renewed credit access. It’s young families able to save for a house, or their children’s college tuition. It’s $78 million dollars back into the economy allowing people to live their best lives instead of worrying about the heavy burden of medical debt encountered through no fault of their own. The fact that we can access $78 million of this debt for 100x less than its face-value makes us feel like we simply have to do this. It’s within our grasp. Please join us today!
RIP Medical Debt uses donations to purchase bundled medical debt portfolios that have gone through collection agencies for months or years. Using third-party credit data providers, it targets debt incurred by people facing financial hardship, and then forgives it. On average, $1 is leveraged to abolish $100 in medical debt.