784 People Get Medical Debt Paid Off by Kansas City-Area Doctors

From the Kansas City Star:

If you get a gold-colored envelope in the mail from a place called “RIP Medical Debt,” don’t throw it away. It’s not junk mail, it’s good news: A group of Kansas City-area doctors has paid your medical bills.

The Midwest Direct Primary Care Alliance announced Monday that it donated about $11,000 to buy $1.47 million worth of medical debt on behalf of 784 patients in Kansas and Missouri.

The alliance is a group of 21 medical clinics where the doctors don’t take health insurance and instead charge patients a monthly membership fee.

For more information on the issues surrounding medical debt, please contact RIP Medical Debt.