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Illinois churches work together to erase medical debt

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It’s estimated that more than 71 million Americans have debt in collections, and two former debt collectors decided to break the cycle of chasing and hounding Americans to pay up.

Rip Medical Debt, is a charity that has bought and forgiven over $9.5 billion of medical debt for more than 6.3 million families.

Today, we explore how Illinois churches and organizations are working together to reduce medical debt.


Sunni Patterson
Medical Bill Navigator, Medical Bill, and Claim Resolution

Brian Hastings
Pastor, First Baptist Church of Bloomington, Illinois

Allison Sesso
President and CEO, RIP Medical Debt