Oliver said it was disturbingly easy to set up a company and purchase the debt.
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John Oliver buys and forgives $15M in debtSome 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver. The show set up its own company to acquire $15 million worth of debt owed to hospitals in Texas, paying $60,000 .Oliver added a little show-biz flair, pressing a big red button to symbolize the debt forgiveness. Within a few hours of Oliver's show airing, people were writing to Antico's blog to see if their debt was included in what Oliver purchased.
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