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1K Kentuckians Get Medical Debt Wiped Away


This is a protest that's easy to get behind: 1,064 Louisville-area residents have had their medical debts erased, thanks to what the Courier-Journal describes as a protest against the credit industry. The Rolling Jubilee Fund's intent is "to buy and abolish personal debt," per its VP, and it did so in a big way this month: by purchasing and then eliminating more than $1 million of debt. The individual bills of $26 to $8,790 had been owed to area doctors and were sold to collection agencies and other third parties after they went unpaid. The nonprofit purchased the debt from those third parties usin...