TV ANCHOR PAYS OFF $1MILL IN MEDICAL DEBT FOR NEEDY

A reporter in Seattle named Jesse Jones did a report on medical debt, and interviewed some people who were struggling to pay their bills.  And at the end he announced that his station had bought up a million dollars' worth of old debt, just so they could forgive it all.  He works for KIRO 7 in Seattle.  The woman at the start of this clip is Joelle Craft, who has multiple sclerosis.  The station spent $12,000 to acquire the old debts, all on behalf of people in the Seattle area.

About 1,000 people in their viewing area will get letters this month telling them their debt has been waived, and they don't owe money anymore.

The station went through a charity that specializes in this kind of thing.  Their website is RIPMedicalDebt.org if you want to check them out.


 

 "Last Week Tonight"host John Oliver got HBO to spend about 60 grand on $15 million worth of medical debt back in 2016. 

 

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