Harvoni can cure hepatitis C, but the drug costs a fortune. Are loans to patients the answer? Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images Shots - Health News Buying Costly Drugs On The Installment Plan: Could It Work? Kaiser Health News March 28, 2016 Two academics suggest that loans financed by the private sector could be one way to help patients cover the cost of expensive, curative pharmaceuticals. Think mortgages.