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.

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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.

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“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.

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The family said they have been members of Anthem since 2008 and have paid $100,000 in premiums.