Credit-reporting giants like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are set to to wipe already-paid-off medical debt that can linger on credit reports for years.
RIP Medical Debt used an ether donation to abolish the medical debt of more than 5,000 people.
Some users are even trying to crowdfund their debts because they see others trying to do the same.
RIP Medical Debt has forgiven nearly $1.4 billion worth of debt, which is simultaneously a lot and not nearly enough.
An exotic dancer who fractured her jaw and broke multiple teeth at XTC Cabaret had to crowdfund her medical bills thanks to her status as an independent contractor.
The New York Times reports the move is a legal gray area, but experts say it may hold up in court.
A few weeks after losing her job at a Utah prison, Bee went on a hike with her husband. One missed step led to a mountain of medical debt that changed her life forever.
While there’s been a cultural push to put mental health on the same tier of importance as physical health, that support isn’t reflected in insurance coverage.
Medical debt hounds some people more than others.
While medical bills are a leading source of bankruptcy in the US, a far more common problem is the widespread damage they do to people’s credit.