She is turned away because she doesn’t have an employee badge, so she then proceeds to puke outside multiple times.
Honig, who has not yet responded to a request for comment, spoke to two people outside of the office and technicolor-yawned in the middle of each interaction.
“Nobody would take my letter, but they said I could mail it with any relevant documentation,” she says in the video. She then throws up into the envelope.
The response to her activism, according to Honig, is that the LAPD arrived at her home for a wellness check, because, she said, Anthem called them.
“It was such a lovely surprise to get a visit from two men armed with guns and batons in my own home,” she says in the video. “It’s nice to know that even though you won’t give me the healthcare I need, you still care.”
A brief glimpse of the Jan. 19 police report Honig shared in the video contained the words “poss 5150” (a police term used to describe placing someone in an involuntary psychiatric hold) and “conducted a wellness check,” as well as the phone number for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The LAPD has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Anthem responded on Twitter by requesting an email from Honig so a representative could “look into this.” The company has not yet returned a request for comment from BuzzFeed News.
For a moment, it seemed like the public vomfest may have worked. In a follow-up tweet, Honig said someone from the company called and said they “feel awful” and are “looking into it.”
Less than two hours later, she tweeted that a representative called back and once again explained why the company didn’t think the procedure was medically necessary.
“i guess now is the time for me to admit it IS cosmetic,” Honig joked, “I just turned 30 and want the inside of my stomach to look younger.”