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RIP Medical Debt

28-07 Jackson Ave 5th FI

Long Island City, NY 11101

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Who is RIP Medical Debt?

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.

Please see the full FAQ below and visit www.ripmedicaldebt.org for more information. 

RIP Medical Debt's Federal Tax ID is 47-1442997.

Contact rachel.katz@ripmedicaldebt.org with questions about your donation.

About This Fundraiser:

Join Adam & Jen on May 18th, 19th & 20th, from 6am-6pm, to once again make a BIG difference in our communities with the 5th Annual Million Dollar Difference Radio-thon, Over the last few years, with the help from numerous sponsors, businesses and YOU, the best listeners in the whole damn world, We've raised over $210,000.00 to help abolish over $21 MILLION DOLLARS in medical debt for people in our communities and surrounding areas. 

My Supporters

  • Porfirio Mendoza May 2023 $1,950.00
  • Jessica Wadsworth May 2023 $275.00
  • Chad Gregory May 2023 $1,000.00
  • Joe Vandecar May 2023 $100.00
  • Joe Klundt May 2023 $700.00
  • Barbie Dailey May 2023 $5,000.00
  • Mathew Cronrath May 2023 $3,500.00
  • Porfirio Mendoza May 2023 $1,950.00
  • Chad Gregory May 2023 $1,000.00
  • Jared Bloxham May 2023 $1,000.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is RIP Medical Debt? RIP Medical Debt (RIP) is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to empower donors to forgive the billions of dollars in oppressive medical debt at pennies on the dollar. RIP locates, buys, and abolishes destructive medical debt. Since inception in 2014, RIP has relieved more than $8.5 billion in medical debt for individuals across the U.S., impacting over 5.4 million individuals.

How Does RIP Medical Debt Work? RIP, working with third-party credit data providers, searches through large debt portfolios to locate accounts meeting their criteria for relief. RIP then negotiates to buy millions of dollars of this debt at a steep discount, usually a penny or less on the dollar.

Facts about Medical Debt

  • 42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills, which creates an adverse impact on debtor patients, physicians, and hospitals (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
  • Six in 10 of both insured and uninsured people say they have difficulty in paying other bills as a result of medical debt. Over a third were unable to pay for food, heat or housing because of medical bills. (Kaiser Family Foundation & New York Times)
  • Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults under age 65, or 116 million people, had medical bill problems or debt, went without needed care because of cost, were uninsured for a time or were underinsured — insured but had high out-of-pocket medical expenses or deductibles relative to income. (Kaiser Family Foundation & New York Times)
  • Medical debt contributes to more than 60 percent of the bankruptcies in the U.S. Until satisfied, debt lingers on a person’s credit report to negatively impact their ability to buy a home, get a loan or even gain employment. (The American Journal of Medicine)

Whose unpayable medical bills does RIP forgive?

  • Individuals who make less than 4 times the federal poverty level
  • Individuals with financial hardship -- 5% or more of their annual income goes to out-of-pocket medical expenses

Why Donate to RIP Medical Debt?

  • Your dollar goes a long way! On average, $1 abolishes $100 of debt.
  • 100 percent of your donation goes towards abolishing medical debt.
  • RIP Medical Debt is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and our EIN number is 47-1442997. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
  • There are no tax consequences for those whose medical debts are forgiven. The forgiveness is a gift from a detached and disinterested third party (RIP) is an act of generosity, so forgiveness of the does not count as being income to the gift recipient.

RIP Medical Debt's Federal Tax ID: 47-1442997