Philadelphians Eliminate $1.6 Million in Medical Debt

A group of young Philadelphians – who describe themselves as “mostly queer, gutter-pagans in their 30’s” were inspired by our Debt Jubilee Project, and undertook a project themselves.  Working with RIP Medical Debt, they rasied enough cash to buy $1.6 million in medical debt owed by poorer Philly residents.  To celebrate, they burned a giant “medical billing statement” on a pier next to the Delaware River.

Link to the Inquirer article (PAYWALL):

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