If you have outstanding medical debt, watch your mail for a yellow envelope that could contain some very, very good news!
NBC10 Boston, necn and Telemundo Boston have partnered with the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt. to buy and forgive $1.5 million in outstanding medical debt for approximately 1,500 families in Greater Boston.
The yellow envelope was specifically chosen to stand out. If you see one in your mail, don't discard it - if it's from RIP Medical Debt, it's legit and some of your medical debt has been bought and forgiven.
Exactly what was bougtht and forgiven will be detailed inside.
The debt forgiveness program is made possible by a $150,000 donation made by NBC10 Boston, necn and Telemundo Boston's parent company, NBC Universal, which will relieve families across the United States of $15 million in medical debt.
NBC Universal bought the debt for tens of thousands of American families, including 1,500 Boston area families, in large, geographic blocks. Outside of selecting the geographic area, neither NBC Universal nor NBC10 Boston selected which debts would be purchased and forgiven. In fact, NBC Universal and NBC10 Boston do not know whose debts were bought and forgiven.