After hearing Washington state medical debt stories for an investigative report, Seattle News Station KIRO 7 decided to do something about it.

KIRO 7 worked with New York based charity RIP Medical Debt and bought $1 million worth of medical debt owed by viewers in the area.

In the coming weeks 1,000 people in the Seattle area will be getting yellow envelopes in the mail letting them know their debt is cleared.

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