(KVVU) An Indiana church helped pay off $7.8 million in medical debt for nearly 6,000 families across the state.
Northview Church teamed up with RIP Medical Debt, a New York-based organization, and leveraged more than $40,000 in donations to wipe out the unpaid medical bills.
RIP Medical Debt negotiates with hospitals, doctors and even investors to purchase debt at pennies on the dollar.
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"The debt is then paid off forever, with no adverse consequences to those who benefit," Northview said in a statement.