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NBC/Telemundo Helps Eliminate Millions In Medical Debt

NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations Group have donated $150,000 to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit tackling the medical debt crisis in the country.

RIP will use the station group’s donation to locate, buy and forgive $15 million of medical debt owed by individuals in 11 markets.

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KIRO Pays Off Medical Debts Of 1,000 Viewers

Jesse Jones

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.”

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