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

WellPoint ties increases to hospital outcomes

The giant insurer will boost annual payments to only those hospitals that deliver "quality care."
Posted In: Health

Exchanging virus samples for vaccine access

The World Health Organization will meet today to discuss a treaty that will increase access of essential vaccines to developing countries in exchange for important tissue samples.
Posted In: Health

A tale of two entitlements

The annual report on the health of Social Security and Medicare will update last year's predictions: that Medicare will run out of money by 2029 and Social Security will run out of money in 2037.

What's in a drug name?

Potentially billions can go into naming a drug. Which is why pharmaceutical companies spend lots of money trying to land just the right arrangements of consonants and vowels.
Posted In: Health

Lipitor or Zyrtec? How a doctor's bad handwriting can change your prescription

How does a prescription for Lipitor turn into one for Zyrtec? Or the diabetes drug Avandia get mistaken for the potentially deadly blood thin...
Posted In: doctor, handwriting, Lipitor, prescription, video, Zyrtec

Bridging the gap between nurses and IT

As hospitals try to reach a federal deadline of 2015 to go electronic, the job field of nursing informatics is in high demand.
Posted In: Health

States squeezed in cutting Medicaid payments

Obama administration rule would make it more difficult for states to reduce payments to doctors who treat patients in the program for the poor.
Posted In: Health

Drug maker Forest Laboratories must choose between CEO and sales

The federal government says it will stop doing business with CEOs whose companies break the law.
Posted In: Health

Not enough people dive into high-risk pools

The insurance exchanges for people with preexisting conditions aren't living up to expectations. And politics plays a part.
Posted In: Health

Health insurance reminder for college students

The Obama administration urges colleges to remind students they qualify for coverage under their parents' health insurance, to get them accustomed to having insurance before the health care law mandates it for everyone.
Posted In: Health

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