Freeman, a three-time Olympian who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes before the 2002 Winter Olympics, had been receiving insurance subsidized by the U.S. Olympic Committee. According to a story in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Freeman has been on COBRA since he was removed from the team.
In addition to his health-care costs, Freeman will have to pay for much of his training and travel expenses leading up to next year's Olympics.
Freeman did not achieve a ranking high enough on the international cross country skiing circuit last year to earn an automatic spot on the U.S. team. He won 50-kilometer national championships in 2011 and 2012.