This brings into attention a kind of vicious circle for treating the HCV:
1. The healthcare system should ensure the treatment to those who are insured. But to almost anybody, the healthcare system is allowed to provide only the branded HCV treatment, which is expensive, therefore "anybody" is denied treatment and the best "anybody" can do is to seek alternative solutions (like the cheapper and effective generic drugs).
2. Getting generic drugs delivered at home - affordable, comfortable, yet many have fears regarding the possible scams or breaching the laws in their own country. An alternative to this fears is to seek treatment through medical tourism, which on a first view, some might consider it provides a certain kind of trust.
3. Getting generic drugs via medical tourism implies traveling (and the risks associated with the travel) and individual higher costs than point 2. or 1.
Thinking on this:
Point 1 = means waiting for an uncertain amount of time, thus the problem remains unsolved
Point 2 = can solve the problem, but people can stay locked because of the risks.
Point 3 = similar as point 2.
The way out of such a vicious circle is to do something slightly different: why not research more about generic drugs, see how they work, see from where you could source it, make a list of options, identify the possible risks, think on what risks you may consider as acceptable and then decide FOR YOU!