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Abrams group donates $1.34M to wipe out medical debts in Arizona and other states

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File image: Stacey Abrams speaks during a church service in Norfolk, VA, October 17, 2021

The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts. Fair Fight Action on Wednesday told The Associated Press that it is donating $1.34 million from its political action committee to wipe out debt owed by more than 100-thousand people in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The CEO of Fair Fight Action says paying off debt is another facet of the group’s advocacy for Medicaid expansion in the 12 states that haven't expanded the health insurance program. Fair Fight said letters will be sent to those whose debts have been absolved to notify them.