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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.

Friday, 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.

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, Mar 8, 2018

Volunteers Closer to Finishing Home of Girl With Cancer

Volunteers Closer to Finishing Home of Girl With Cancer

Volunteers came out to help a family who's struggling with medical debt by helping construct their new home.

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

Hospital Charities Help If You Can't Afford Medical Bills

Hospital Charities Help If You Can't Afford Medical Bills

Several North Texas hospitals provide services to help those who are struggling to pay for care.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

TX Couple Considers 2nd Bankruptcy to Survive Medical Debt

TX Couple Considers 2nd Bankruptcy to Survive Medical Debt

NBC 5 has seen how crushing medical debt can be for North Texans. Some of the lengths people are willing to go to avoid this financial epidemic are jaw-dropping.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

NBC 5 Viewers Donate, Relieving $1.6 Million in Medical Debt

NBC 5 Viewers Donate, Relieving $1.6 Million in Medical Debt

As of Wednesday, NBC 5 viewers have donated $1.6 million to help end the medical debt epidemic.

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

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

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

Medical debt is a financial epidemic that has claimed more than 64 million Americans, but NBC 5 has found a solution that is going to help thousands of people in North Texas.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Family Forced to Sell Home to Pay for Medical Care

Families are taking drastic measures in order to pay for medical debt. Attorneys say medical bills are leading to bankruptcy faster than anything else.