Aflac and Deion Sanders Launch Program Designed to Help Americans Facing Medical Debt

Jan 28, 2022 10:15 AM ET
Hanging medical bag with a hand touching the bag.
Many Americans face substantial medical dept. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Forbes

By Charles Taylor

Recognizing that nearly 50 percent of Americans face medical debt, Aflac has announced a national initiative, Close the Gap, designed to help those facing large medial bills. Aflac notes that this people in difficult situations with such bills often have a gap between health care coverage and medical bills and that low-income and/or minority communities are disproportionately affected.

To draw attention to the initiative, Aflac has enlisted former NFL player and current Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders as a brand ambassador.

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