SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.
Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has more than 20 tumors in his brain, along with tumors in his lungs, liver, and bones.READ MORE: Updated: Gunman Opens Fire On Party Bus Birthday Celebration; One Dead, Several Passengers Wounded
Doctors ordered Rusch to be hospitalized immediately and to undergo emergency chemotherapy. Soon after he was hospitalized, his family received a letter saying the medical stay was not medically necessary.READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Shop Owner Says Teen Thief Pepper Sprayed Her
“It’s like an attack on my family. It feels that way,” Zoe Keating, Rusch’s wife told KPIX 5 in a report that aired Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, Keating said she received a phone call from Anthem, saying the insurer will cover the hospital stay.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Wins NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, Topping FSU In Penalty Kick Shootout
The family said they have been members of Anthem since 2008 and have paid $100,000 in premiums.