my partner, Mike, was Riba/Interferon Intolerant. He was transplanted in 2011 but still had the Hep C. When the new drugs started to be approved he went on Sovaldi and Olysio for the reasons posted above. He went the 12 weeks, was clear week 4, and has been clear since May 2014. We are uncertain how much damage his Hep C did to the transplanted liver so they check him all the time...his LFTs are pretty much perfect...pop up and down a bit, but he is feeling fine. He has had some kidney issues which is not unusualy post TP. Everything has a cost and the anti-rejection meds are tough on kidneys as are some of the heart meds (he had an aortic valve replacement in 2014 also!) But he plays golf some and enjoying his changed life.
Good luck with all this. We have been down the approval process time after time. PPM guy is very knowledgeable. Have you contacted the manufacturer of the meds...they have some programs that are very helpful for the uninsured or under insured.
I wish the Insurance companies would think in terms of the long run...getting the cure will sure cost them a lot less than a protracted final illness or a liver transplant!!!!!
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.