Yes you are correct, in Ontario we are subsidized and I was covered for the remainder through my benefits.ToDealHunter wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2018 5:53 pm$1000 for the Air sense 10 in Ontario doesnt sound right either.
In Ontario OHIP covers most part of the machine and you should be paying max $250 out of your pocket for the newest Resmed Air sense 10.
What happen is most of the places are ripping off people with sleep disorders selling overprice "combos" or "bundles" with your machine.
You should be paying $250 for the machine AND they should give you a generic mask with the machine. Most of the accessories are a money grab.
Optional beside the machine is the heat tube and a better mask. The mask is a personal choice depends of the way you sleep, the shape of your face and how sensitive are your nostrils. Buy the mask from a store that have 30 days refund or exchance policy until you find the mask that is appropiate for you..
If you getting a skin rash try changing the humidifier settings until you find your sweet spot.
Never get the destill water from cpap stores as is everything else overprice, instead get it from Walmart or other cheap place.
Finally, feeling tired or drowsy maybe means your not using the correct pressure. Bring the machine to your sleep disorder doctor asap.
Maybe I should have clarified that I did not pay $1000~ out of pocket, but that was approximately the cost of the machine before any benefits and subsidies.
I was replying to this quote
And this poster is in Alberta, so I am not sure if they have the same subsidies, hence I just replied with the full cost of the machine approximately before any benefits/subsidies