Some families facing huge medical expenses in Door and Kewaunee Counties have been saved from large debts for medical treatment. Life Church of Green Bay paid nearly $4400 to settle the medical bills of five Door County families and $25,000 to do the same for four Kewaunee County families. That was done through the national non-profit group RIP Medical Debt. Privacy laws prevent the church from releasing the names of the beneficiaries, though Life Church Lead Pastor Sonny Hennessy says one letter of gratitude shows the effort is a life saver.
Life Church paid off $4.4-million in medical bills for about four-thousand Wisconsin residents for pennies on the dollar. There are no applications for the program. Recipients were chosen without their knowledge based on their need and their history of paying small amounts regularly.