Proposal: Forgive Student Loans For COVID-19 Health Care Workers
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) will introduce new legislation to forgive student loan debt for frontline health care workers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The The Student Debt Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers Act, says Maloney, will alleviate a financial burden for medical professionals and help attract other health care workers to help respond to COVID-19.
“Medical professionals in hospitals and other medical settings are operating in extraordinarily difficult and dangerous circumstances to provide care for critically ill COVID-19 patients and protect our communities,” Maloney said. “...The least we can do to recognize their service is to forgive their graduate student loan debt so that they are not forced to worry about their financial well-being in addition to their health and the health of their families while they respond to a public health emergency.”