Beneficiary of John Oliver's Medical Debt Charity Publishes Proof

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Beneficiary of John Oliver's Medical Debt Charity Publishes Proof

Jan, 10th 2017

In June, comedian and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver purchased $14.9 million dollars worth of medical debt for just $60,000.

It seemed almost too good to be a true — a simple, hilarious sketch designed to produce great ratings. But on reddit Tuesday, user EricHill submitted a letter he claimed he received from the comedy show, explaining that his debt had been resolved.

Not only had the comedian paid the debt, he also alleviated Eric of having to pay any taxes on his "cancellation of debt" income. That's because the series paid for Eric's debt through "RIP Medical Debt," as a 501(c)(3) charity. Eric's debt was paid off, no strings attached.

The show cautioned that this was for this medical debt only and not future medical debts.

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