Dan Gorenstein

Senior Reporter


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.

Latest Stories from Dan (640)

Liver transplant centers begin to loosen rules for people with acute alcoholic hepatitis

Jul 2, 2018
Before considering surgery, U.S. transplant centers have required patients to stop drinking for six months. But more and more physicians are questioning this strict standard.
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Amazon acquires PillPack as it muscles its way into the health care industry

Jun 28, 2018
Hear that thud? That’s the sound of Amazon getting into the retail pharmacy business. Today the online retail giant snatched up PillPack, an online pharmacy that presorts prescription drugs and delivers them to your door. Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS…

General Mills leans into cleaner eating hoping for sales bump

Jun 27, 2018
Scrambling to keep people reaching for yogurt and breakfast cereal, General Mills and other packaged good manufacturers are trying to find new ways to compete as sales slump. General Mills holds its fourth quarter earnings call this morning before the…

Men make more from their side hustles

Jun 26, 2018
A new survey from Bankrate.com finds nearly four in ten Americans have a side hustle. It’s a thing for millennials … and lots of other people too. Most do it to pad their income but nearly 40 percent take on extra…

Gawande named to lead health care company for Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway

Jun 20, 2018
Earlier this year, corporate titans Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon announced they would team up to form a new health care company. Their mission: Improve health and save a few bucks for the 1 million people who work…

Senate to scrutinize hospitals on low-income patient profits and spending

Jun 19, 2018
This morning, a Senate committee checks in to see how the cuts to the so-called 340b program, which allows hospitals to buy drugs at a discount, are impacting hospitals and patients. Critics say there’s little evidence that hospitals used the savings…

Fed expected to boost rates to fight creeping inflation

Jun 13, 2018
The Fed is expected to raise interest rates today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting. The expected move comes as inflation inches up. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Grocery industry looks to beef up its consumer offerings in response to Amazon

Jun 11, 2018
It’s been a year since Amazon acquired Whole Foods, and the company announced today Prime members in 10 more states are eligible for special deals at the store. With Amazon getting deeper into the grocery business, competitors have had to…

Why some health insurers are not eager to see the ACA go away

Jun 8, 2018
President Trump’s Justice Department says it will not defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act in a lawsuit. That includes the requirement that people have health insurance and the guarantee that you can get insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions.…

Long-term health care industry vexed by immigration restrictions

Jun 7, 2018
Demand for health care workers for seniors is far outpacing the supply right now. Throw more immigration curbs on top of that, and the problem just gets worse.
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