Gregory Warner is a senior reporter for Marketplace, covering the business and economics of health care for the entire Marketplace portfolio. He’s taken on questions as varied as how drugs get named, how ineffective procedures become popular, and how politicians fuel a costly medical arms race.

Warner started at Marketplace in November of 2009. Previously, he freelanced radio stories from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and DR Congo. Before becoming a radio reporter, he lived in New York working as an investigator of police brutality and a jazz pianist in a piano bar.

Warner’s favorite interviews are ones where he takes a journey with people. Recent examples include jogging with a homeless persons’ running club in Philadelphia, enduring ‘empathy training’ with call center reps in Ky., and undergoing fear-based alcoholism treatment in Moscow.

Warner holds a degree in English from Yale. In 2009, he was awarded Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival for a Marketplace and Homelands Productions profile of a Congolese miner. He also has two Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi (from the Society for Professional Journalists), New York Festivals and PRNDI.

Warner was born in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys biking, Werner Herzog films, and making up songs for his 8-month-old son.

Features By Gregory Warner

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The sticks and carrots of health care reform

Marketplace's Gregory Warner looks into what will motivate people to buy health insurance.
Posted In: Health
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Large health insurers banding together to gain influence

The nation's largest health care insurers played a big role in the shaping of the health care reform. Now they may be banding together -- against smaller companies -- to influence how the laws are implemented.
Posted In: Health
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The economic impact behind elderly driving

Many states are beginning to rethink the ways of testing elderly drivers at the DMV. When is the right time to take away the keys? It all might have more of an economic impact than you think. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health
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The price of foreclosed homes falls

In 2009, there was a run to buy foreclosed homes. Why? Because their cost was substantially less than other homes. But their price is down even further now that demand has slowed. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Could tobacco be the budget-saver Illinois has been looking for?

Illinois will try to sell bonds today as it grapples with a multi-billion dollar budget gap. States of course are trying to balance budgets and have usually two options: either raise taxes or cut spending. But as Gregory Warner reports, Illinois is taking a creative new approach using a familiar source of cash -- tobacco.
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Thrift stores get into Black Friday spirit

Tomorrow is Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. People typically head out to the big-box retailers for the huge deals, but what about your local thrift store? They might be getting into the spirit too.
Posted In: Retail
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Diabetes to become most expensive disease

A new study released today projected that diabetes would cost $500 billion by 2020 -- making it on par to become the most expensive disease. What does that mean for health care spending, and how will people react? Tess Vigeland goes over the details with Gregory Warner.
Posted In: Health
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Ben Franklin and Big Pharma

The history of medicine isn't just a story about science. It's also a story about money. A history of economic instruments, tried and perfected, ...
Posted In: Health, health care
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Changes with medical loss ratio rule may mean lower insurance premiums

Marketplace's Gregory Warner takes a look at a change in the medical loss ratio rule than can benefit both insurance companies and customers.
Posted In: Health
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Ben Franklin's ties to health care

Ben Franklin, to put it simply, did it all: he was a founding father, inventor, diplomat, scientist, satirist, author, statesman, and so on. So is it any surprise that he had a stake in the history of health care? Gregory Warner explains.
Posted In: Health

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