Stacey Abrams is offering medical debt relief through her Fair Fight Action organization.
According to the Associated Press the group led by the political leader used $1.34 million from their political action committee to make a significant donation to a nonprofit organization called RIP Medical Debt.
The donation reportedly went towards clearing the medical debt of 108,000 individuals in five states including “Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,” and Abrams’ home state of Georgia.
“I know firsthand how medical costs and a broken healthcare system put families further and further in debt,” said Abrams in a statement. “Across the sunbelt and in the South, this problem is exacerbated in states like Georgia where failed leaders have callously refused to expand Medicaid, even during a pandemic.”
A national study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association found “17.8 percent of people with a credit report as of 2020 had medical debt in collections.” It also established that of that population “the South has the most people with medical debts.”