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: BART Service Nears Pre-Pandemic Level Monday as Hours Expand
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: 4 Die in Helicopter Crash in Colusa County North of Sacramento
“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: San Francisco Digital Payment Company Square to Buy Afterpay in $29 Billion Deal
The family said they have been members of Anthem since 2008 and have paid $100,000 in premiums.