Halifax man devastated after insurer reverses decision to cover $25K cystic fibrosis drug

Stefan Strecko says he’s pleaded with Canada Life to cover cost of ‘miracle’ drug

Stefan Strecko deals with a host of symptoms that come along with cystic fibrosis, a progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs. Strecko says Trikafta would have been a miracle drug for him. (Paul Poirier/CBC)

A Halifax man who has battled lung infections, digestive issues and had trouble breathing his entire life because of cystic fibrosis says he’s devastated his health insurance provider won’t cover the cost of a promising but prohibitively expensive new medication after initially approving his request.