Indiana church pays off almost $8 million in medical debt for thousands of families

A church in central Indiana paid millions of dollars to resolve the medical bills of 6,000 families across the state.

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Northview Church in Carmel worked with RIP Medical Debt, which buys medical bills for pennies on the dollar, and used $7.8 million to help pay off health care bills for people in 10 communities, according to WLKY-TV.

The church has been working on the debt settlement for months.

It first raised $20,000 with the initial goal of paying off $2 million in debt, but other religious organizations got involved and helped them raise much more, WTHR-TV reported.

In some cases the church said it was able to erase medical bills for entire cities in Indiana.

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