We are just $74,000 away from wiping out medical debt in Cook County!
Thanks to the energy and commitment of your community in Greater Chicago, we are only $74,000 away from our goal of abolishing $78 million of harmful medical debt in Cook County. We need your help to wipe out the rest of this debt and support the financial health and wellbeing of of your neighbors.
Medical debt is a national crisis – especially now.
Every day, medical debt destroys the financial stability, health, and well-being of Americans across the country. Especially now with unemployment in the U.S. at a staggering high, families in Cook County are not only losing their jobs, but also their health insurance. For families with no income or insurance at this time, paying medical debt is not only impossible – but irresponsible – with so many other survival needs to cover.
Chicago has over $78 Million of medical debt in collections. It affects over 71,000 families.
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.
We are so close!
Help close out this campaign by year's end so people and families in Cook County can start 2021 off fresh. 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.