Pittsburgh City Council approves $115M debt relief plan

The Pittsburgh City Council approved legislation to use $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds in a plan that could forgive up to $115 million in medical debt for 24,000 residents, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Jan. 24. 

The plan initially called for contracting with RIP Medical Debt, but an amendment to the legislation was made for the city to issue a request for proposals from any qualified company that may be able to partner with Pittsburgh to relieve the debt, according to the report. 

The legislation will relieve medical debt for residents who received healthcare on or after March 30, 2020, according to the report. 

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