Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Organization Donates $1.34 Million For Medical Debt
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Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Organization Donates $1.34 Million For Medical Debt

Recently, Stacey Abram’s Fair Fight organization donated $1.34 million for medical debt. The generous donation will primarily focus on southern states and is the third-largest in RIP Medical Debt’s history.

I know firsthand how medical costs and a broken health care system put families further and further in debt.”

The Fair Fight’s donation will wipe out debt with a face value of $212 million, owed by more than 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition, the organization is stepping up where others refuse to. Sadly, people of color in working and middle-class families suffer the most. The Fair Fight hopes to relieve some of that burden and assist in keeping struggling hospitals open.

The senior adviser to the PAC and CEO of allied group Fair Fight action, Lauren Groh-Wargo, noted that this move is part of the group’s effort to expand Medicaid coverage in 12 states that have refused to extend the health insurance to all lower-income adults.

The Fair Fight Political Action Committee is a voting rights organization founded by Stacey Abrams after her 2018 loss in the GA governor race. We know this organization for its work for voters’ rights, but they’ve also worked hard for health insurance. The group has raised more than $100 million since Abrams founded it.

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This donation will take away the mental distress that medical debts can cause. Many individuals/families are forced into bankruptcy or garnished wages from their medical debt. Although this donation is impressive, it is not a permanent solution. I appreciate these organizations that are not only donating but working to change the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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