I’ve been talking a lot about excess mortality lately, so I wanted to post about something that’s much harder to quantify: the number of people being left with excess medical debt. While we know that nearly a million excess deaths have occurred in the past 2 years, what we don’t know is how many people required intensive/expensive medical care but didn’t end up dying.
Assuming that number is likely to be up as well, I’d like to point people to a great charity called RIP Medical Debt. They buy medical debt in bulk and pay it off for people, meaning your gift can go 10x as far as it usually would. They have a gift matching special going on today, and if this last 2 years has been good to you, please consider throwing something in. You never know who it could make a difference for.
Read more about them here.