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Had the 24 year old has a very rare form of cancer his insurance company though.
Refusing to pay a nickel.
For specialized treatment John -- from our Bay Area fox affiliate KT VU has the details.
And Children's Hospital Oakland today and a special fifth floor ward.
24 year old Luis are obvious showed me some of the painful and aggressive tumors that are killing him the cancer is -- -- -- -- sarcoma it's rare.
Current medicines don't work well especially for his internal and external tumors.
They -- they have a way to treat both.
At the same time.
But it's that.
Those that clinical trial -- UCSF.
His doctors recommended -- take part in that drug trial in fact UCSF is holding a spot for him in the trial specifically for -- -- -- -- sarcoma.
-- health insurance is through his dad's work at Sutter health.
It's third party administrator called -- Mars sent this letter saying since -- -- outside the health plan's network.
Only emergency -- covered and nothing experimental.
-- says he was referred to another doctor.
I said does his dog to have any experience with -- -- iPhone.
And they said -- I'm not comfortable with -- -- is oncologists to five years -- -- says the latest drugs could slow and Greece's deadly cancer and eases pain.
And live a very good quality of life.
And I think that's what we're hoping the insurance will pick up fine.
Louise sister Claudia says she made twenty calls to the insurance caseworker this week alone.
I was sitting right next to my brother while I was on the phone with these people and it was -- -- disregard.
Weather's making the decisions and they're not even doctors.
So how -- they know what's best for me.
I think they're being selfish.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon after our conversations -- -- mark.
A representative confirmed to me that Sutter health will pay for -- two day evaluation at UCSF beginning tomorrow.
No word yet on coverage for any treatment.
That's John -- from our affiliate KT VU in the Bay Area.
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