Dan Gorenstein is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Health Desk, covering the business of healthcare.

Prior to Marketplace, Dan spent more than 11 years at New Hampshire Public Radio. He got his start in journalism at the Chicago Reporter; an investigative journal that examines race and class disparities in the Chicago area. He’s won numerous national and local awards, including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award.

You can follow him on Twitter at @dmgorenstein.


Features by Dan Gorenstein

Forms to register for helathcare insurance are displayed during a healthcare enrollment fair at Ambrose Community Center on March 28, 2014 in Bay Point, California. United, the largest healthcare insurer in the country is considering pulling out of the AC

Insurance giant shakes ACA tree

UnitedHealth Group is projected to lose $425 million this year.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, UnitedHealth

A challenge at the FDA: Getting new generics to market

Right now, it takes a long time to bring a generic drug to market — 48 months.
Posted In: FDA, drugs, drug pipeline
Out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs is increasing.

The promise and problems of drug-finding apps

They help consumers find lower prices, but there's more to it than that.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, prescription drugs, app

Why pharmaceutical coupons might push costs up overall

New apps help consumers find the best deals on prescription drugs, but at a cost.
Posted In: prescription drugs, coupons
A crowd responding enthusiastically when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacare back in June.

Researchers: Insurers are steering some patients away

Under the ACA, insurers can no longer deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Posted In: ACA, health insurance exchanges, health insurance
A report says that extra money from Medicaid made it easier for patients to get an appointment.

Controlling costs by focusing on expensive patients

Medicaid insurers want to influence the so-called social determinants of health.
Posted In: health care, medicaid

New protections for transgender patients are coming

Friday is the deadline for the Obama Administration to finalize new rules.
Posted In: transgender, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

How economists measure the changing of seasons

In figuring out GDP, government economists weigh 'seasonality.'
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Health insurance co-ops created under the Affordable Care Act have either folded, or are in fragile positions.

Inside the plan by health co-ops to survive

Nine of the nonprofit insurers have folded, or will have by the end of the year.
Posted In: healthcare co-ops, ACA, Obamacare


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