A comedienne has found a very unorthodox way to get revenge on her insurance company after being denied funding for treatment for her chronic vomiting… by showing the effects of the condition and throwing up right in front of her offices.

Sandy Hoing, 29, from New York, recorded herself vomiting outside the local headquarters of her insurance company after refusing to pay for treatment for gastroparesis, a condition in which your stomach is partially paralyzed and cannot cannot drain in the normal way, causing chronic illness. vomiting.

And while throwing up isn’t the traditional way to appeal denied treatment coverage, Sandy felt like she had run out of other options.

Sandy, best known for her role on the show Three Busy Debras, took to YouTube to record herself repeatedly throwing herself outside an Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield office in hopes of appealing of the decision.

Sandy Hoing, 29, a comedian from New York, took to YouTube to share a video of herself throwing up all over the place while confronting her insurance company

Sandy decided to throw his guts out in the parking lot after his insurance company Anthem refused to cover his gastroparesis procedure

Sandy decided to throw his guts out in the parking lot after his insurance company Anthem refused to cover his gastroparesis procedure

Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach is partially paralyzed and cannot empty food in the normal way, causing you to constantly vomit.

Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach is partially paralyzed and cannot empty food in the normal way, causing you to constantly vomit.

The comedian said she desperately needs treatment for her condition, which leads her to throw up “almost everything” she eats.

A popular treatment option is a Botox injection into the pyloric sphincter, the muscle that connects the stomach to the small intestine.

And while Hong claimed the treatment was medically necessary, Anthem denied coverage of the procedure, leading her to stage a vomit-filled protest outside their office.

In the confrontation video, which has garnered over 20,500 views, Sandy is shown walking to the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles and even attempts to enter the building, but is quickly denied as she “n ‘has no employee badge’.

Although she couldn’t throw up in an insurance employee’s office, Sandy made sure the message was still loud and clear by throwing up in the envelope of the letter she wrote to Anthem. .

“Nobody wanted to take my letter, but they said I could send it with any relevant document,” she says in the video before vomiting into the envelope.

Sandy even spoke to two different people outside desperately trying to find someone who worked at the insurance company, and although she couldn’t find an Anthem employee, she left anyway. a good impression.

Midway through her conversations, Sandy let out a big burp and threw her guts out, causing one man to walk away and another to yell, “Oh my God.”

The comedian said she was in desperate need of treatment for her condition, which made her vomit

The comedian said she was in desperate need of treatment for her condition, which caused her to vomit ‘almost everything’ she eats

Sandy even talked to people outside to find someone who worked at the insurance company, and while she couldn't find an Anthem employee, she still left a good impression.

Sandy even talked to people outside to find someone who worked at the insurance company, and while she couldn’t find an Anthem employee, she still left a good impression.

After attempting to appeal her insurance company's decision, Anthem sent the LAPD to her home for a checkup

After attempting to appeal her insurance company’s decision, Anthem sent the LAPD to her home for a checkup

Sandy shared her video on Twitter and after it caught the attention of social media, Anthem reached out and again refused to cover the proceedings.

Sandy shared her video on Twitter and after it caught the attention of social media, Anthem reached out and again refused to cover the proceedings.

Breaking down the condition that left Sandy throwing out his guts: What is gastroparesis

  • According to the Mayo Clinic, gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal spontaneous movement of your stomach muscles.
  • If you have gastroparesis, your stomach motility is slow or not working at all, which prevents your stomach from emptying properly.
  • Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis include: vomiting, abdominal bloating, vomiting of undigested food eaten hours earlier, and acid reflux.
  • Gastroparesis is not a common disease; only 100,000 people, about 10 men and about 40 women have gastroparesis.

In response to his attempt to text with his vomit, Anthem called the LAPD, who showed up at Sandy’s house for a checkup.

In the video, she says, “It was such a lovely surprise to have two men armed with guns and batons visit my house.

“It’s nice to know that even if you don’t give me the care I need, you still care.”

Sandy even shared a preview of the police report which contained the words “poss 5150,” which is a police term used to describe placing someone into involuntary psychiatric detention.

It also read “performed a wellness check” and the phone number for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

When Sandy shared his video and experience on Twitter, Anthem responded and asked him to email them so a rep could “look into this.”

And it looked like Sandy’s hurlfest had worked when the company said she was ‘feeling bad’ and ‘looking into it’, but less than two hours later Sandy revealed she had received a phone call from an employee who again told her that the procedure was not medically necessary.

“I guess now is the time for me to admit it’s cosmetic.

“I just turned 30 and I want the inside of my belly to look younger,” she jokingly tweeted.

Twitter users responded to Sandy’s vomfest calling the insurance company “nasty” for not covering her procedure.

Twitter users responded to Sandy's vomfest by calling the insurance company a

Twitter users responded to Sandy’s vomfest calling the insurance company ‘nasty’ for not covering her procedure

Twitter users responded to Sandy’s vomfest calling the insurance company “nasty” for not covering her procedure.

‘It’s so diabolical. They shouldn’t be able to ruin people’s lives like this,” one user said.

Another user added: ‘Thank you @AnthemBCBS for possibly violating HIPPA by reporting you to the police following a medical call. Cool and good company we have.

“The only good thing about this disease is vomiting on demand, congratulations,” one user wrote.

Another user commented: “If you work for an insurance company… quit. Or at least secretly plot to bring them down from the inside.