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Kaiser reconsiders, helps cancer patient with past-due bills
Sacramento Bee - Bobby Caina Calvan

Kaiser Permanente has forgiven thousands of dollars in past-due bills for Tony Andrade, a Sacramento man whose fight with cancer was recounted two months ago by The Bee. The HMO informed Andrade, who has no health insurance, of its decision in a series of letters. Andrade, 47, racked up tens of thousands in medical bills from visits to Kaiser emergency rooms, some dating to 2006.