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Medical Debt Epidemic

Medical Debt Epidemic

Tackling the "Medical Debt Epidemic,” helping North Texas families erase medical debt and minimize medical bills.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Donate to Medical Debt Relief

Donate to Medical Debt Relief

Want to contribute to help North Texans get out of medical debt? Click here to help pay it forward.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

NBC 5 Viewers Help Joshua Couple Battling Medical Bills

NBC 5 Viewers Help Joshua Couple Battling Medical Bills

John and Regina Foutch's struggles with medical debt made it difficult to get by. NBC 5 viewers stepped up, and we were able to deliver the good news.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Woman Makes Monthly Donation to Ease Others' Medical Debt

Woman Makes Monthly Donation to Ease Others' Medical Debt

A Fort Worth woman said she's committed to making a monthly donation to help North Texans who are struggling with medical debt. Her donation is in memory of her friend, Grace, who died last week.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

Cancer Patient's Prayers for Help With Medical Debt Answered

Cancer Patient's Prayers for Help With Medical Debt Answered

A woman from Garland prayed several times a day for her medical debt to be eliminated after seeing NBC 5's Medical Debt Initiative -- and then a yellow envelope arrived in her mailbox.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Couple Battling Medical Debt Gets "Golden Ticket"

Couple Battling Medical Debt Gets "Golden Ticket"

NBC Owned Television Stations, the parent company of NBC 5, partnered with the charity RIP Medical Debt to eliminate millions of dollars of medical debt for people across North Texas.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

North Texas Teacher Receives Letter, Medical Debt Eliminated

North Texas Teacher Receives Letter, Medical Debt Eliminated

When the teacher saw the yellow envelope in the mail, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Medical debt is something that’s been haunting her for many years. But with the help of a $31 donation, that debt is now...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Church's Medical Debt Donation Targets Vets, Young Families

Church's Medical Debt Donation Targets Vets, Young Families

Covenant Church donated to RIP Medical Debt to eliminate medical debt for families in Colleyville, Carrollton, Crossroads and McKinney

Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Local Church Eliminates $10 Million in Medical Debt

Local Church Eliminates $10 Million in Medical Debt

A pastor in Carrollton heard about NBC 5's medical debt initiative and wanted to get involved. He said with a problem that's so massive, he knew he had to do something big to help make a change.

Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Covenant Church Donates $100K to Forgive Medical Debt

Covenant Church Donates $100K to Forgive Medical Debt

Covenant Church in Carrollton is giving the community its own Easter gift, donating $100,000 to the charity RIP Medical Debt.

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Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

Medical Debt Epidemic: Hospital Billing Explained

Looking at hospital bills, it's easy to get frustrated with the amount of money some things cost. We talked to the head of the hospital council about billing and why it works the way it does.
NBC 5 Pays Off $2 Million in Medical Debt for North Texans

NBC 5 Pays Off $2 Million in Medical Debt for North Texans

Whether you're insured or uninsured, medical debt shows no mercy.  It's a financial epidemic that has claimed more than 64 million Americans, and that number keeps going up.
Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Some North Texas families, like the Wilzbach's of McKinney, are having to take drastic measures to combat medical debt.
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