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.


Features by Dan Gorenstein

The new math in healthcare: make money by saving money

The idea: lower medical costs a lot by spending a little more on social services.
Posted In: diabetes, obesity, health care, caring for the 5/50s

Insurers grapple with keeping premiums stable

To keep prices even, businesses must be good at managing costs.
Posted In: insurance, health care, premium

Insuring governments against disease outbreaks

The idea is to help protect against the costs of pandemics.
Posted In: pandemic, Ebola, Ebola training

Why the conventional wisdom on hospice care was wrong

Some patients are spending years there, and spending more in the process.
Posted In: hospice, healthcare, healthcare spending
Seniors Learn About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Why health coverage alone won't solve addiction

Addiction treatment programs lack the ability to meet the vision of the ACA.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, addiction

The essential role of surgery

A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.
Posted In: surgery, surgery cost, Ebola
An increase in the amount of people with health insurance has led to profitability in the healthcare sector.

Why health stocks are doing so well

More people are insured, and biotechs are doing well, too.
Posted In: health stocks, ACA, pharmaceuticals

Tapping Watson's computing power for health

Apple, IBM, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are partnering up.
Posted In: health data, medical care, IBM

Tallying the return investments in medical records

The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.
Posted In: patient, federal government, data collection

The world of e-books is your oyster

How this company may challenge Amazon's industry standing.
Posted In: ebooks, Amazon, Netflx


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