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.

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Features by Dan Gorenstein

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

The SEC gives social media a thumbs up

In a move that could change the way companies communicate with their investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that company executives can use sites like Twitter and Facebook to release market moving news.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, social media, netflix

Employers race to snap up foreign work visas

Want a sign that business is hiring? For the first time since 2008, federal officials expect the 85,000 visas for foreign skilled workers will be snapped up in just a few days.
Posted In: H-1B visas, visa, Science

India Novartis patent ruling: Good for access, bad for innovation?

India's Supreme Court has rejected a patent filed by Swiss drug maker Novartis for its cancer drug. The decision has implications for the pharmaceutical industry and millions of people in poor countries.
Posted In: India, health care, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

The nurse practitioner will see you now

With millions of newly insured patients ready to descend on the health care system, there won't be enough primary care doctors to go around.
Posted In: nurses, doctors

Helping drug addicts kick the habit six months at a time

A new drug, in the final stages of approval by the FDA, could make it easier to give addicts medication without using pills and risking abuse.
Posted In: health care, pharmaceuticals, drugs, addiction

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Posted In: death, health care

From 'god-like' to team huddle: Training doctors for a new health care future

At medical schools across the country, more than 30,000 aspiring doctors are meeting their matches and finding out where they will spend the next several years as residents.
Posted In: doctors, Match Day, health care

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