People buried in medical debt find relief with help from growing nonprofit

Years ago, on the heels of a costly cancer scare in his family, his infant daughter fell off the changing table. The Annapolis, Maryland, family rushed to the hospital but hesitated outside for hours.

His daughter ended up being fine, but he says he still remembers the fear of going into debt for medical treatment, which kept him from going in.

“That feeling of being invisible and incapable of taking care of my family has stuck with me,” Camacho said. “That’s not how our lives in this country should be — to not be able to take care of ourselves out of fear of what it’s going to cost and whether we can afford the long term consequences.”

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