Chicago church wipes out $19M in medical debt

Morgan Haefner –
Monday, September 14th, 2020

A church in Chicago raised adequate cash to pay off more than $19 million in unsettled medical debt, according to The Christian Post..

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The church, Vive Chicago, worked with the not-for-profit organization RIP Medical Debt to settle Chicago locals unsettled medical bills. The church raised $100,000, which RIP Medical Debt utilized to forgive medical debt for pennies on the dollar..

RIP Medical Debt deals with numerous organizations to help erase overdue medical debt, and can now purchase the debt straight from hospitals, the HHS Office of Inspector General said in July..

The donation becomes part of a larger project that aims to remove $78 million in medical debt for about 71,000 households in Illinois Cook County..