A Philadelphia Group Erases Medical Debt for 1,700 People

A group of Philly 30-somethings raised funding to buy more than $1.6 million in local medical debt. They celebrated with an unofficial debt burning, complete with lighter fluid, shots, Roman candles, and sparklers. More than 1,700 beneficiaries are slated to receive letters informing them that someone took care of part or all their medical debt starting mid-September.