My boyfriend has Crohn's and we live in Toronto, Ontario. He is currently receiving Remicade every 7 weeks and it has worked wonders for him. He's on the Ontario Disability Program to cover the costs of his treatment but would like to come off of it and start his own business. My health insurance won't consider him until we've been living common law for one full year, which isn't for another 6 months, and I'm sure we'll run into some issues with him getting insured when the time comes. We've been advised for him to apply for the Trillium Drug Program, but he's wary that his application won't get processed in time for his next treatment. We're also unsure of how to calculate our income since he will be moving from receiving assistance to being self employed, and therefore we don't know what the deductible will be and if we can afford it.
Has anyone gone through the process of coming off disability and onto another health coverage program? If so, can you give me any advice?
I saw a post on here mentioning the Remifast program - can anyone provide more details for this? I can't seem to find any on the Internet. I'm guessing this is something they don't advertise.
Thanks in advance,