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Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH is a practicing hospitalist in New Haven, CT and assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine. Costs of Care, where this post was originally published, is a Boston-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to help caregivers deflate medical bills and provide high value care. Their blogs, written by patients and providers around the country, illustrate the role of cost-awareness in medicine. For updates, follow them on Twitter at @CostsOfCare.


N=1: My Experience With Cost, Care and Insurance

Robert Fogerty | February 3, 2014
During my senior year in college, with medical school acceptance letter in hand, I was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. Early in my treatment I received a letter that my health insurance had been exhausted and I would no longer receive any health benefits. Needless to say, this was a problem...