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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.

Sep 14, 2018

Get a Yellow Envelope? Don't Throw It Away

Get a Yellow Envelope? Don't Throw It Away

RIP Medical Debt is abolishing debt for North Texans using donations from NBC 5 viewers.

Jul 19, 2018

Charity to Forgive More Medical Debt in North Texas

Charity to Forgive More Medical Debt in North Texas

RIP Medical Debt Co-founder Craig Antico visited Texas announcing more medical debt is being abolished and more letters will be going out to patients across North Texas.

May 10, 2018

Widower Donates Insurance Payment to Medical Debt Relief

Widower Donates Insurance Payment to Medical Debt Relief

The family balanced healthcare and the high cost of treatment, and now want to help others in medical debt

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.

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.

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.

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

Feb 26, 2018

Freestanding ER Bills Still Confusing To Some, Despite Law

Freestanding ER Bills Still Confusing To Some, Despite Law

NBC 5 and Dallas Morning News looked at the billing disclosures on websites of dozens of ER facilities across the area to see if the language met its marks.