RIP Medical Debt is a 501(c)3 charity with the stated goal of eliminating medical debt. According to its website, it has relieved more than $5 billion in medical debt since its founding in 2014. It makes money through direct donations and uses it to pay off people’s bills. That’s it. John Oliver once teamed up with the charity on Last Week Tonight to abolish $15 million in debt for 9,000 people.