“It was such a nice surprise to have two men with guns and batons visit my house,” she says in the video. “It’s nice to know that even if you don’t give me the care I need, you still care.”
A brief outline of the Jan. 19 police report that Honig shared in the video contained the words “poss 5150” (a police term used to describe placing a person in involuntary psychiatric detention) and “performed a health,” along with the phone number for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The LAPD has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Anthem replied on Twitter requesting an email from Honig so that a rep can “look into this”.
For a moment, it looked like the public vomfest might have worked. In a follow-up tweetHonig said someone from the company called and said he “felt bad” and was “looking into the matter.”
Less than two hours later, she tweeted that a rep called back and again explained why the company didn’t believe the procedure was medically necessary.
“I guess now is the time for me to admit it’s cosmetic,” Honig joked, “I just turned 30 and I want the inside of my stomach to look younger.”
“Our clinical team has carefully reviewed her case and our medical policies, and the existing medical evidence does not support the treatment she is seeking for her condition,” an Anthem spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, also suggesting that Honig tries to appeal the company’s decision. .