Over $100 million in US medical debt canceled by United Church of Christ

“To be honest, at first I thought it was a scam. Nobody does that. You never hear of that. (…) I was delighted and shocked that someone could do something so nice for me. »

For 2 years, theUnited Church of Christ, with the help of RIP Medical Debt, is running a charitable medical debt financing project in the United States. Now completed, this project has made it possible to finance 103 million dollars of debt, or more than 90 million euros.

Their latest action was announced to beneficiary households on Valentine's Day. It helped finance $33 million in debt in Ohio. On February 14, 10 homes in Ohio received letters telling them that their medical debt had been paid.

By leading this campaign, the organizers wanted to "amplify the injustices inherent in our health systems, the targeting of those least well placed to fight back and the absurd profitability of the disease in this country".

A beneficiary of this unexpected aid first thought it was a scam.

“To be honest, at first I thought it was a scam. Nobody does that. You never hear of that. (…) I was delighted and shocked that someone could do something so nice for me. »

MC

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