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Maloney to Introduce Bill Providing Student Loan Forgiveness to Frontline Healthcare Workers

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at the Community Board 2 Queens meeting in January (QueensPost)

April 9, 2020 By Christian Murray

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will be introducing legislation to provide student loan relief for frontline health care workers.

Maloney’s bill—dubbed the Student Debt Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers Act—would relieve doctors, nurses and other healthcare professions of their graduate student loan debt if they are providing care for COVID-19 patients.

“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,” she said. “The least we can do to recognize their service is to forgive their graduate student loan debt.

The legislation would cover the debt of recent graduates as well as older medical professionals who are still paying off loans.

Carolyn Maloney represents NY’s 12 congressional district which is shaded red

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Sgt Rock

Does this mean that Iraq/Afghan war veterans will get their tuition debt forgiven also?…they were soldiers in a war also and didn’t get paid cushy doctors and nurses salaries.

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I as a taxpayer am in total agreement. I nor any relatives are in the health care profession. I think support staff should also be compensated. They are putting their lives and their families lives on the line for us. God bless them all!

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Vaso

What about the rest of us that have school loans, can not find jobs and never have or will make as much as some healthcare workers do like doctors, nurses, lab technicians, etc. Sure lets feed them free gourmet meals, forgive their loans and expenses, make them part of the elite while the rest of us suffer during this pandemic and then go back to work to pay for schooling rich doctors and the unemployed. Two of my tenants are not paying rent. Can I be forgiven for my entire mortgage since I will be housing them for months while they are collecting benefits?

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