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Another TV Station Raises Money to Wipe Out $1 Million in Medical Debts

Another TV station has gotten into the debt buying and forgiveness spirit.

This time, KMOV in St. Louis raised $12,500 to go out and purchase $1 million in medical debts for 512 individuals living in Missouri and taken steps to have those debts wiped away.

A number of TV stations across the country have partnered with RIP Medical Debt to find individuals in their viewing areas and raise funds to have debts forgiven.

More than 20% of individuals living in Missouri have a healthcare debt in collections, according to the Urban Institute.

RIP Medical Debt made the news back in June 2016 when it helped HBO’s John Oliver purchase and forgive $15 million of unpaid medical debt. The organization has also worked with nurses in Minnesota and a start-up healthcare company in California to purchase and forgive unpaid medical debts.

 

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