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Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002. 

His beat takes him to hospitals, community clinics, doctors offices, health agencies, and research labs across the metropolitan area. His work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Time magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.

His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

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Health Workers' Union Wins Right to Organize Clinics

Monday, July 21, 2014

As important as wages, health benefits and pension were to SEIU-1199, an even bigger victory could be winning the right to add healthcare workers to a union that is widely considered one of the most powerful forces in city and state politics.

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Uncertain Fate for Children Covered by CHIP

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nearly a half million of New York's low-income children stand to lose their federally-funded health coverage, unless Congress re-authorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, a longstanding insurance program that is set to expire.

Some of those covered by CHIP could instead get coverage from Medicaid, according to Joan ...

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Band-Aid or Breath of Life? Struggling Hospitals Get Federal Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Struggling hospitals across New York are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid to stay afloat. It's the first step in a long-term plan orchestrated by the Cuomo administration to dramatically change how the state's healthcare system works.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, the city's public hospital system, ...

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Advocates Say Cuomo's Multi-Prong AIDS Effort Could Use More Prongs

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Observers say the battle will take more than expanding or tweaking current efforts.

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Rates Could Yo-Yo as Insurance Exchange Heads into 2015

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Yorkers who bought insurance from the state health exchange could see big price hikes next year.

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Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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Co-op Insurer Tops NY Health Exchange

Monday, June 23, 2014

Health Republic is a start-up that enlisted 70,000 New Yorkers under Obamacare.

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Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.

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Feds Cut Cash for Local Hospitals with High Infection Rates

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new federal program will penalize dozens of local hospitals where patients get too many infections and suffer other avoidable medical problems.

Part of the Affordable Care Act is a focus on "pay for performance," which includes incentives to providers for improving treatment, and penalties for problems that endanger patients ...

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What Will LICH Look Like?

Monday, June 16, 2014

WNYC

The tentative deal for a Brooklyn developer to buy Long Island College Hospital will preserve many medical services in the Cobble Hill area, according to the State University of New York, LICH's owner. But with no more surgery, childbirth or intensive care at the LICH site, some people doubt they're ...

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One Soldier's Reflections

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

A Brooklyn-based soldier-turned-writer reflects on the current state of Iraq.

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Local V.A.'s Score High, Mostly

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A new report says VA hospitals in the New York City area have better-than-average wait times, but some need "further review."

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Tax Soda Calories, Economist Says

Monday, June 02, 2014

A new study says people are more likely to by lower-calorie beverages if sugary ones cost more.

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Last-Minute Deal Preserves ER, But Most LICH Staffers Pack Up

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Brooklyn hospital's emergency room will remain open, but everyone else is gone. The twists and turns of the institution's long history encapsulate modern healthcare’s greatest challenges.

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Why Obamacare May Not Let You Go Out of Network

Thursday, May 08, 2014

For people with health insurance plans they bought on the New York State Affordable Care Act exchange, doctor choice can be limited and none of the plans offer out-of-network coverage. WNYC reporter Fred Mogul explains that while these narrow networks might keep costs down, some customers aren't happy with the doctors they can choose from. And, New York State just announced it still won't require out of network coverage next year. Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society and co-founder of Healthcare for All New York, also weighs in.

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With Top Bidder Rejected, Long Odds for Full Hospital in Cobble Hill

Monday, May 05, 2014

After more than a year of protests and courtroom drama, supporters of Long Island College Hospital appear to have lost their bid to preserve LICH as a full-service medical center.

The State University of New York has rejected the proposal by the Brooklyn Health Partners, the top scoring proposal in ...

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Losing My Physician: Are Narrow Networks the New Normal?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

For new healthcare enrollees, it's even harder to find a doctor in-network.

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SUNY Gets Green Light to Shut Embattled Hospital

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To close a hospital, you need to apply to the state — even if you ARE the state.

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