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As hope grows for a future beyond COVID-19, there is one group that deserves our overwhelming appreciation and respect–the frontline healthcare workers who fought to keep us safe during the pandemic. Our frontline healthcare workers have been under enormous strain, and unfortunately student loans only add to that burden.

A survey of student loan borrowers found that healthcare workers are still struggling with student loan debt. 66% of healthcare workers have faced increased anxiety, depression or stress due to student loan debt during the pandemic, while 48% of healthcare respondents say they are still unable to afford their student loan payments, even with current COVID-19 federal relief efforts. 

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