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Should frontline healthcare workers have their student debt forgiven?

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In a commentary article for Medscape, Kunal Sindhu, MD; Nicholas Gavin, MD, MBA, MS; Courtney Vose, DNP, MBA, RN; and Alden Bush, MS, MPH, suggest that frontline healthcare workers should have their student debt cancelled in light of the sacrifices they have made during the pandemic.

“Although all Americans have been affected, frontline healthcare workers have been uniquely risking their health on a near-daily basis. The doctors, emergency medical services workers, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and others directly administering care to patients with COVID-19, as well as the laboratory technicians and researchers dedicating themselves to coronavirus-related work, ‘have been compelled to make greater sacrifice,’ as [President] Roosevelt described,” they wrote in regards to the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act President Roosevelt signed into law in 1944 to provide education benefits to servicemen.

Read the full article here.

Source: Cancel Student Debt for COVID-19’s Frontline Medical Workers – Medscape – Sep 03, 2020.

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