The Problem 

In the past forty years, medical costs have doubled, insurance copays and deductibles have spiked, and bankruptcy rates have quadrupled, creating an avalanche of medical debt. More than 60% of bankruptcies in America have medical debt as a root cause. The effects of high healthcare costs are especially dire in Ohio. A 2019 study found that 35% percent of Ohio adults struggled to pay their medical bills.  

Innovation and creativity are inseparable from Ohio’s history. The cash register, airplane, hotdog, and modern golf ball were all invented in Ohio. It is also the birthplace of Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, and Jerry Siegal, the creator of Superman. Even with all this resourcefulness, Ohioans are still living less healthy lives and spending more on healthcare compared to most states.  

How You Can Help 

Undue Medical Debt uses your donations to purchase bundled medical debt portfolios from hospitals and on the secondary debt market and then abolishes that debt at pennies on the dollar.  

On average, $1 is leveraged to abolish $100 in medical debt, and every donation through this page will be spent directly on abolishing medical debt in Ohio. With $131 million of medical debt available throughout the state, there is ample opportunity to make a difference.

When debt relief recipients open the yellow envelope from Undue, they are told that their debt has been bought by a third party and erased with no strings attached. They owe nothing on the debt and face no tax penalty. A recent beneficiary wrote to us, saying, 

“I read my letter over a few times to make sure it was the real thing. Receiving this debt relief renewed my faith that I can get back on track. It jump-started it – that we can do this – I can get back in the game! It’s unheard of what Undue does, and it’s a game changer in the medical world. It’s a game changer for me.” 

 Reagan, Undue Medical Debt Recipient of Debt Relief

Every dollar you contribute is a $100 investment in Ohio towns and cities. On average, $8.87 will wipe out the debt associated with a single billing account. Up to $100,000 of donations will be matched. Money will stay in the community instead of being taken by out-of-state debt collectors. Please join us today!