Keith Olbermann Takes on Kyler's Story

Flaks for the Harrisburg-based HealthAmerica insurance company wouldn't comment on my column Tuesday about the lawsuit just filed by the family of Kyler VanNocker, the 5-year-old neuroblastoma patient who needs treatment that HealthAmerica has decided not to cover.

So I doubt any HealthAmerica spokespeople will chat tonight with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, when he discusses Kyler's case on "Countdown."  

Tonight's segment (scheduled for about 8:15pm) will be a follow-up to the one Olbermann did about Kyler on Tuesday. Kyler's dad, Paul VanNocker, and the family's attorney, David Senoff, will be on hand to discuss the lawsuit and to tell the tale of HealthAmerica's inexplicable denial of coverage that Kyler needs to save his life.

Thankfully, Kyler underwent two of the expensive radiation treatments at CHOP anyway - at a cost of $110,000, for which the financially bankrupt VanNockers are now responsible - and he responded very well to them.

Take that, you HealthAmerica death panelists.

To read my December column about the VanNocker's fight to save Kyler's life, click here.