Published on May 21, 2013 at 7:34 AM
GiveForward, a crowdfunding leader helping families and friends raise money for a loved one's medical bills, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Medical Bill Mediation of the Karis Group, Inc., a service which helps patients consolidate and reduce their healthcare bills. This alliance stems from both organizations' shared mission of empowering patients to face the rising cost of healthcare in America.
“Our mission is to Create Unexpected Joy for families by giving them a place to come together to support their loved ones during times of medical crisis”
"Our mission is to Create Unexpected Joy for families by giving them a place to come together to support their loved ones during times of medical crisis," said Desiree Vargas Wrigley, CEO of GiveForward. "Through this partnership, we hope to help families reduce some of their incredibly high medical bills when they turn to GiveForward to raise funds."
"Medical Bill Mediation was created to help patients reduce their financial burden brought on by any medical situation," said Mike Martin, President and CEO of The Karis Group. "Our partnership with GiveForward will further help individuals meet healthcare expenses so they can focus on healing rather than the associated costs."
GiveForward will offer special Medical Bill Mediation services to qualified fundraisers.
According to a National Bureau of Economic Research study, 50% of Americans cannot come up with $2,000 for a medical emergency. This partnership comes at a time when health care is unaffordable for many Americans, and those families struggling with the everyday cost of living now have a viable solution to substantial medical costs if they occur.