KIRO 7 and Jesse Jones have paid off $1.1 million of medical debt for 1,000 people in western Washington.
After hearing Washington state medical debt stories for an investigative report, we decided to do something about it. Our goal: buy as much medical debt as we could.
We spent $12,000 and purchased $1 million worth of medical debt owed by viewers in our region. And we are forgiving every single cent of it.
One thousand people will be getting letters in yellow envelopes that have a KIRO 7 sticker on them.
The letters will go out this week. We worked with a company out of New York called RIP Medical Debt. They made the purchase on our behalf and we do not know who is getting relief, so it could cover just one doctor’s visit or one test.
If you receive a letter from KIRO 7, please contact us. We would love to hear your story.
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