Stacey Abrams group helps pay off medical debts of 27,000 Arizonans

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Arizona is one of the many states that will benefit from a donation to a nonprofit organization that aims to eliminate medical debt.

ARIZONA, United States – The political organization led by prominent Democrat Stacey Abrams is embarking on paying off medical debts for Arizona residents.

The Fair Fight Political Action Committee told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it was donating $ 1.34 million to the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt to help eliminate a debt of one. face value of $ 212 million owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The purchase will write off the debt of nearly 69,000 people in Georgia, more than 27,000 people in Arizona, more than 8,000 people in Louisiana and approximately 2,000 people each in Mississippi and Alabama.

“I know first-hand how medical bills and a failing health care system make families more indebted,” Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight, said in a statement. “By working with RIP Medical Debt, Fair Fight is stepping in where others have refused to act.”

Fair Fight PAC Senior Advisor Lauren Groh-Wargo said paying down debt was another facet of the group’s advocacy for expansion of Medicaid in the 12 states that have not expanded the insurance program. sickness. Arizona and Louisiana have extended Medicaid.

Fair Fight says letters will be sent to those whose debts have been discharged to notify them.

Abrams founded the group after his unsuccessful 2018 bid for governor of Georgia.

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