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Anthem Blue Cross denies long-time policyholder coverage for cancer treatment

"ObamaCare" has many problems -- the website, the lack of a public option, the lies about keeping your plan -- but by far the biggest is that it did not utterly destroy the for-profit health insurance industry, burn it down and salt the the ground that nothing may ever grow in its place. Maybe some day we'll get real health care reform instead of a subsidy for one of the most evil sectors of corporate America...but not if people keep voting for corporatists from the two major parties.

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums - CBS San Francisco

Then came even more devastating news: Anthem Blue Cross was denying their coverage for the treatments.

The family received a letter from the insurance provider, saying his hospital stay didn’t meet the criteria for medical necessity.

“It’s like an attack on my family. It feels that way,” Rusch said.

Jeffrey and Zoe have been Anthem members since 2008, and estimate they’ve paid $100-thousand in premiums.

“I would call saving my husband’s life medically necessary,” Zoe said.

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