Michigan Nurses Pay Off $1 Million in Patient Debt

The Michigan Nurses Association has donated money to pay off more than $1 million in medical debts for more than 500 Michigan families, the Lansing State Journal reports.

The union is working with R.I.P Medical Debt , a non-profit that buys and pays down medical debt across America.

Because the New York-based charity buys debt at a fraction of its value, the nurses association paid about $10,000 to clear $1 million in debt, according to the association.