Skip to comments.Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross....
Posted on 05/29/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT by Beave Meister
CAMP MEEKER (CBS SF) A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments. Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker knew the news was bad when an MRI found 20 tumors in his brain. Two days later, a C-T scan at Sutter medical center in Santa Rosa brought another devastating blow, discovering a large tumor in his lungs, and more in his liver and bones. Doctors told Jeffrey he would need to be hospitalized immediately. My husband was having a lot of difficulty breathing already, and he was getting a lot worse, so we went to the hospital and they admitted him immediately, Jeffreys wife Zoe Keating said.
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In Sonoma County? very likely Obie Voters
Once or Twice...I dunno
Lynn Woolsey... communacrat from CA...is from Petaluma,,...in Sonoma County
Too bad he is not an EXEMPT, either a Moslem,
a felon, a criminal illegal, or a Congressman,
or Congressional staff, or their families.
He would then have paid less and would have
Obama will allow some morphine to ease the pain.
$100 grand in 5 yrs.
That’s a lot of insurance....
If I had this diagnosis I’d probably put my affairs in order and try to enjoy what time I had left. It certainly wouldn’t be in a hospital.
He probably should have went to the doctor much much earlier before it spread throughout his body.
ObamaCare is rationed care!
I thought Blue Cross insurance was considered satisfactory by everyone.
I really don't know whats going on but it sure is a pain in the arse.
If this story came from CBS it’s clear the memos have gone out from the Dems to start blaming the EEEEEEVIL insurance companies for everything going wrong with Obamacare.
SHOCKING! isn’t it....
I agree. Dum vivimus vivamus—While we live let us live!
Right near Babs “The Brooklyn Mensa Jockey” Boxer in Marin...
There’s no curing this.
This is why we need free markets in health care. If you want to pay extra for insurance that will pay for a string of futile treatments, you should have that right. Personally, I’d rather pay less and have an understanding that if treatment is just going to prolong my life for a few months at great pain, insurance can just cover palliative care.
The problem with Obamacare is that it promises everything to everybody. People thus think they are spared the responsibility of getting the type of insurance to cover what they want.
Yes, it certainly is a lot of money. However, that sum may very well be accurate.
If they had Anthem BC from the beginning of 2008, that's six years and five months. That works out to $15,584 a year for two people. If you are older (but not old enough to be on Medicare), and private pay, that's about what it costs these days, even without the influence of O'care.
Younger folks and those who have good medical insurance through their employers don't realize how expensive private pay insurance is for older folks.
In order to have some "time left," he may need medical treatment. Some chemo and radiation may be necessary to knock the tumors back (though given the description of his problems, a "cure" does not seem to be in the cards) in order to buy him some time.
It sucks for sure. He probably should have seen a doctor sooner.
I once had an office upstairs from Babs Boxer’s office,..In San Rafael when she was a mer state senator or whatever she was.