Texas Church Raises Money To Pay Off Medical Debt For Locals
A Texas church decided to raise money to help people in their community who have medical debt. The Lone Star state has the highest uninsured healthcare rate nationwide, and many Texans are struggling financially to try and make ends meet. A new report published this week shows that Texans of color are getting hit the hardest as well. According to the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, the median medical debt owed by Texans is $850. A church in the Dallas area decided to work together to help others in their community who are struggling with medical debt.
The church members of Lake Pointe Church in Dallas, Texas decided they wanted to raise money to help out others in their city who were struggling with medical debt. Lake Pointe Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary and decided they wanted to do something really special to celebrate the big day. The church members raised a massive amount of money- $2.7 million to be exact- to pay off people's debt. The church is sending out letters to the lucky 2,400 families that will be receiving money and letting them know they don't need to worry about their medical bills anymore. The letter, in part, will read:
“We are pleased to inform you that you no longer owe the balance on the debt referenced above to the above provider. Our forgiveness of the amount you owe is a no strings attached gift. You no longer have any obligation to pay this debt to anyone at any future time.”
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