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Movement to Forgive Health Care Workers' Student Debt

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by TracyColo TracyColo (New) New

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I'm not sure if many are aware at this point because we are all so busy caring for our patients and trying to keep each other safe and informed at the same time.... but I think it is important to know that there is a growing movement to forgive health care workers' student loan debt, which I know would lift a lot of stress off of our shoulders.

The cost of doing so, would be a fraction of the cost of the most recent 2.2 trillion dollar CAREs ACT passed by congress, and Rep Maloney is introducing a bill, and MoveOn has a petition with close to 500K signatures as of now. There are an estimated 7 million healthcare workers in the US. Lets do our part, sign the petition, share it with your co-workers, family, and friends who are looking for ways to help. Stay safe and keep up the work of a hero!

https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/forgive-student-loan-debt-for-doctors-nurses-and-health-professionals

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/04/09/movement-forgive-health-care-workers-student-debt

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/doctors-covid-19-student-loan-forgiveness_n_5e887a85c5b6e7d76c64a30f

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Major networks are now starting to cover this movement. We can help make it happen. Think how many nurses we can mobilize to make this happen. SIGN the petition and let your co-workers, friends and family know. They want to help and show their gratitude.

https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/forgive-student-loan-debt-for-doctors-nurses-and-health-professionals

or use: tinyurl.com/thankhealthcareheroes

New NBC article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/these-medical-workers-are-tackling-coronavirus-they-re-also-saddled-n1182211

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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I'm in NP school and will be borrowing money to the hilt if this is true!

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HiddenAngels has 7 years experience.

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yes please, instead of πŸ•πŸ© πŸͺ

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juniper222 has 2 years experience.

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I owe soooo much money from college loans. This would be a lifeline.😺

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Delia37 has 15 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Critical Care.

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1 hour ago, HiddenAngels said:

yes please, instead of πŸ•πŸ© πŸͺ

...Now, Now...we nurses know how to multitask; we can have both...

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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8 hours ago, Delia37 said:

...Now, Now...we nurses know how to multitask; we can have both...

I like the way you think!

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Something to consider: once the government pays out for education, they will pay the salaries too. Anyone here ever worked in public health? I have! Pay sucks and the whole system is run much worse (to the detriment of the patients) than private home health. There will be strings attached. How about passing legislation that says federal money will NOT be given to schools who charge more than a reasonable amount for education? It’s the universities that need to be spanked. Not the American Tax Payer!!

How about make student loans illegal? What would that do the the cost of education? The problem is a practice called USERY. It’s literally slavery.

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Maybe public health should be better funded.

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A system that pays for free whatever- will automatically incentivize the increase cost of whatever good or service it is.

Our nation could have the money for public healthcare, and a million other great civil works, but not until we grab the cancer at ROOT.

We must hold the people/ policies/principalities/ powers accountable who/ that are responsible for the problems! The userious banking cartel that strangles every piece of our society by the collection of interest on debt is the PROBLEM.

all other attempts at solution play into the hands of those who stand to profit off of debt.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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I'll agree to this if I'm reimbursed for the money I paid for my children's higher education.

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