Medical debt is something thousands of Coloradans struggle with, and one in 10 Americans have medical debt in collections. Collection companies are buying this debt for pennies on the dollar and coming after you for the full amount.

So, we did the same thing at Denver7 — only instead of coming after families, we're getting rid of the debt, no strings attached: nearly $2 million worth for families in Colorado.

Click here for more on the Denver7: Medical Debt Rescue project and find more stories about the costs of health care in Colorado and America in the stories below.