The city will partner with the charity RIP Medical Debt to alleviate the medical burdens for up to 500,000 debtors over a three-year period, Adams said.
“Getting health care shouldn’t be a burden that weighs on New Yorkers and their families,” Adams said in a statement. “Since day one, our administration has been driven by the clear mission of supporting working-class New Yorkers and today’s investment that will provide $2 billion in medical debt relief is another major step in delivering on that vision.”
Adams continued, “No one chooses to go into medical debt — if you’re sick or injured, you need to seek care. But no New Yorker should