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.

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Features by Gregory Warner

New diagnosis for autism could cut funding for some

A change to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual changes how autism is diagnosed. A lot of money in social services is at stake.
Posted In: autism, DSM, insurance, Education, spending

Getting bossy with doctors for cheaper treatment

A new study finds financial incentives push doctors to offer pricier elective treatments. But CEOs can push back.
Posted In: health care, doctor

Auto workers no longer have that old-time safety net

Auto workers' cushy health benefits and pensions were once the envy of the working world. Now those workers are just like everyone else.
Posted In: Auto

A comparison-shopping site for health care

Silicon Valley venture capitalists bet big on a startup that says it will let consumers compare prices for medical procedures. Those can be very tough numbers to come by.
Posted In: doctor, comparison shopping, health care, castlight

Health insurers make premium paybacks

Policyholders and employers in several states will get money back from their health care providers. It's all part of a plan to spend a bigger share of health care premiums on actual health care.
Posted In: health care, premium

Health law uncertainty creates chaos for some doctors

Doubt about which parts of the health care law may stand, if any, is changing the way some doctors do business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care

Medicare meets the bidding war

After a yearlong experiment, Medicare will start shopping like the rest of the federal government. It will use a competitive bidding process for medical supplies.
Posted In: Medicare

On its way: Packaging you can eat

Researchers are coming up with edible membranes to package tomato soup and hot chocolate. But whether people would want to eat the whole product is another story.
Posted In: Food, edible packaging

The battle over billing codes

Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Posted In: Health, codes, health care, coding

Gambling on cancer treatments

A new study shows that cancer patients prefer riskier approaches with very low odds of success , over more successful ones that wouldn't extend their lives as long.
Posted In: cancer, medical costs, treatment, health insurance

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