Eric Adams unveils plan to wipe out $2 billion in medical debt for New Yorkers

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan on Monday to eliminate $2 billion in medical debt for hundreds of thousands of working-class citizens.

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
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