Re Sheldon Miller’s $20,000 medical evacuation bill:
Sheldon Miller went to Whitehorse General Hospital with a feeling of tightness in his chest. When the doctor who examined him recommended Miller be sent to Victoria for a complete heart diagnosis, Miller asked how much the flight would cost.
He made it clear he had no money. He was told not to worry about it, that the medevac would be paid for by government.
In Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital, a doctor put a thin wire up Miller’s wrist to examine his arteries and heart. He walked away with a clean bill of health.
If Miller had known the medevac would cost him $20,000, I’m sure he would have refused the flight. He could have stayed at the Whitehorse Hospital under observation and walked out with a small bill for his stay there.
This is just one more unpalatable (distasteful, unpleasant) decision by the Yukon territorial government.
We did not elect you to treat people in such a manner. I hope a trust fund can be established for Miller that I, and many others would gladly contribute to so Miller doesn’t have to pay a bill he doesn’t deserve.
What has happened to the Yukon we used to have, where people were treated with respect and compassion?
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