KIRO, Cox’s CBS affiliate in Seattle, and the station’s consumer advocate, Jesse Jones, have relieved the burden of more than $1 million in medical debt owed by 1,000 people in Western Washington.
“This story is personal to me,” said Jones. “I am a cancer survivor who has survived medical debt. I’ve been on payment plans. I also have a job and insurance, but there are others out there not as fortunate as I am. It’s important to me to share their stories … and make a difference.”