Some good news for once...
Dying veteran's hospital bills covered
7:35 am, February 8th, 2015
OTTAWA -- Jim Holt can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The 79-year-old former Canadian fighter pilot with Stage 4 cancer and just under two months to live was facing $61,000 in medical fees.
But on Friday a hospital official told Holt's daughter, Caroline Holt-Smith, they've covered all his costs.
"I am pleased to confirm that the Ottawa Hospital will work with the insurance provider on the payment of invoices, ensuring that your father and family will not be responsible for any debt to the Ottawa Hospital as a result of his recent care," Nathalie Cadieux, Ottawa Hospital's interim executive vice-president of finance and business development, said in an e-mail.
"Thanks to you people, someone finally came to their senses," Holt told QMI Agency Saturday.
"It worked out quite well."