John Oliver helps 9,000 people

Sometimes I come across a web page that has a good story that I would like my readers to see. Here is a story about the comedian John Oliver who has a TV program that he uses to tackle social issues.

He has just helped 9,000 people with their medical bills. 

Excerpt from the web page piece:

“…Oliver then proceeded to detail how with $50 and knowledge of the law he was able to successfully apply online to create a debt buying company named “Central Asset Recovery Professionals,” or as Oliver put it, “CARP” named after “a bottom-feeding fish.”

After setting up a rudimentary website for CARP, the satirical, but still real company was offered a $15 million package of medical debt for $60,000.

Oliver explained that the debt was out of statute, which means it is the kind of debt that a collector can only continue to collect, but not sue the debtor for.

Then, instead of chasing down the 9,000 debtors in the debt package as a normal collection agency would, Oliver decided to stage the largest one-time giveaway in television history and work with the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt to forgive the $15 million with no consequences for the debtors…”


Here is the link to the web page, where you can read the details:

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/john-oliver-buys-15-million-of-medical-debt-for-60/?fbclid=IwAR1cvN5wSf4JZfAEfJTPnpJXp4kJi1KWevHxlxNvU0JBqYwrOJd4oE2zybA

Please feel free to share this with others so that John Oliver can get the credit he deserves.

Thank You

Jose

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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