Oncologist erases medical debt for nearly 200 of his patients | TheHill

An Arkansas oncologist decided to give nearly 200 patients a Christmas gift that he hoped would make their lives “a little bit easier”: erasing their more than half a million dollars in medical debt.  Dr. Omar Atiq, who founded the Arkansas Cancer Clinic in 1991, sent out a notice to his patients just days before Dec. 25 saying that “the clinic has decided to forego all balances owed to the clinic by its patients,” according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  The outlet reported that Atiq had closed the clinic in late February after nearly 30 years of providing cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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