I live in Ontario and have Manulife ins. I am starting my 6th week ( 12 week prog.) of Sovaldi and Rib. I have geno 2 with stage 3 fib.
I am covered 100 %. Your Doctor is wrong, sort of. Things are changing by the minute re coverage in Ontario.
First contact Gilead Canada they will set you on the path. Some Canadians on this forum are receiving 80 % then the remaining covered another way.
Maybe some of our fellow Canadians can chime in. GP`s aren`t aware of whats really happening with this as it is so new. The specialists and Clinics are on it big time.
Read up on it here.
Good luck eh !
944s is correct, my specialist also told me on January 8th I wouldn't get Sovaldi for 2-3 years! The wife and I came home and she got on the computer and found the DIN# for Sovaldi and we gave to our insurance company who at first claimed they wouldn't cover it, two days later they said they would but didn't know how much they would cover.
Then I contacted Gilead and weeks of back and forth and less than 1 month later on February 5th the Sovaldi was at my door...my specialist had no clue at all what she was talking about
and seriously believed in her mind we wouldn't get it for 2-3 years no matter what and she actually scheduled me to begin Peginteferon+Ribavirin treatments in May which I am so glad never happened.