SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Hundreds of San Antonio residents are getting some help with their outstanding medical bills, courtesy of KENS 5.

The Television station says they are going to pay off more than 2 million dollars in medical debt for about 300 people.

The money comes from a charitable foundations sponsored by TEGNA Inc.

That’s the company that owns KENS.

The station says they are partnering with a non-profit called RIP Medical Debt.  A company that will buy medical debt so that it will be forgiven, providing relief for people who are struggling to pay their medical bills.  KENS reports there’s about $231,000,000 in medical debt in San Antonio.

“Our mission is to serve the greater good of our community,” said Tom Cury, president
and general manager of KENS 5. “Working with RIP Medical Debt, we can make a
meaningful and possibly life-changing difference for the people in our community. We
also invite our viewers to get involved to help families and neighbors facing
insurmountable medical debt.”



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