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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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Linda S. Shieler

What about xray technicians who are on the front lines, who also have student loan debt?

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