I’m a doctor and I don’t want my student debt forgiven

From Times Higher Education: “I am an academic physician at the nexus of America’s debt crisis. Consulting a physician has 23 million Americans carrying billions of dollars in debt, and this debt is concentrated among the most vulnerable in society: the uninsured, the undocumented, the unemployed. Educational debt, by contrast, is more dispersed. At the safety net hospital where I work, I am responsible for bringing in more than 2,000 students in 38 different health professions and at least 1,000 resident physicians annually. Some have no debt, others owe hundreds of thousands of dollars. In recent weeks, I have heard many of them talking about loan forgiveness. They all favour forgiveness but disagree over the correct amount. I disagree about the recipients.”

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