During a recent “Last Week Tonight,” broadcast with John Oliver, the TV host canceled $14,922,261.76 worth of medical debt as part of a segment digging into the billion-dollar debt-buying industry.
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— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) June 6, 2016
“In some states, there is a shockingly low barrier of entry into this industry. Essentially that means there are places in this country where you need to fill out less paperwork to start collecting money from people’s pockets than you do to collect fish from a [expletive]lake.”