Campaign to relieve $12M in medical debt for South Carolinians

South Carolina donors have raised funds to relieve medical debt for 12,700 families in the state, the Post and Courier reported Dec. 18.  

More than $57,000 was raised in the campaign, which will donate the money to RIP Medical Debt to forgive $11.9 million in hospital bills, according to the report. 

South Carolina has the second-highest rate of medical debt in the U.S., with 22.87 percent of residents with unpaid healthcare bills, according to the report. 

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