Occupy Wall Street Makes It A Very Merry Christmas For Medical Debtors

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This holiday will be a very happy one for 44 people in upstate New York who were struggling under medical debt. The debt activism group Strike Debt has been raising funds under the name of Rolling Jubilee with the purpose of buying distressed medical debt on the secondary market, then wiping it out. Their initial goal was to raise $50,000. But that was before they went viral, with write-ups from the New York Times, Boing Boing, Fortune Magazine, and here at Addicting Info. So far, Rolling Jubilee has raised almost half a million dollars.