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The Miracle of Medical Debt Forgiveness on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Click to see 4-minute clip featuring RIP, posted with permission from Last Week Tonight.


HBO 20-minute “Debt Buyers” segment on Last Week Tonight, originating June 5, 2016. 

by Robert Goff,
RIP Board of Directors.

Medical debt pursuit, or more precisely, the endless harassment of patients unable to pay their bills (as opposed to unwilling), has gained increasing prominence as a major social issue.

Among the more egregious practices in the collections industry is the sale of old medical debt – for pennies on the dollar – to bill collectors who will then aggressively pursue this debt […]

June 5th, 2016|87 Comments