• Medical debt forgiveness program launches with FOX23

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    FOX23 Debt Forgiveness launches in November.

    Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. 

    FOX23 is working with R.I.P. Medical Debt to eliminate $1.3 million in medical debt in Green Country.

    RIP Medical Debt is a 501(c)(3) that since 2014 locates, buys and forgives medical debt. 

    Who qualifies to have debt forgiven? People earning less than 2 times federal poverty level, debts are 5% or more of annual income and people with debts that are greater than assets qualify for forgiveness.

    Recipients are randomly selected. FOX23 is not involved in the selection process.

    RIP works with third-party credit data providers to find accounts meeting our criteria for relief. The debt is then purchased. Once it is purchased the debt cannot be collected on again.

    FOX23 purchased debt in Green Country for $12,500 to work with the charity to forgive debt in our area.

    Letters will be in the mail on November 21st to notify recipients.  Here’s what to be on the look for in your mail:

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