Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

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

His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets. 

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, son and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Breath of Life Elusive for Queens Woman — and Many New Yorkers

Monday, November 23, 2015

While she waits for a new set of lungs, a Nepalese-American woman labors to boost New York's anemic enrollment rate of organ donors.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Patients on State Insurance Exchange in Limbo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Health Republic was the only Obamacare plan in New York that included the highly regarded cancer hospital. Now that the plan is closing, hundreds of cancer patients are scrambling.


Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Will the third year be the charm for coaxing the uninsured to sign up for health coverage? Federal officials are targeting Newark, N.J., and four other cities during open enrollment.


Bankrupt Insurer Leaves Many New Yorkers in the Lurch

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Health Republic, the most popular plan on the New York State insurance exchange, is closing, leaving customers with less than two weeks to find new coverage or go uninsured.

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It's Year Three For Obamacare

Thursday, November 05, 2015

As the Affordable Care Act moves into its third year, a look at the somewhat abrupt shut down of the insurance co-op, Health Republic. Plus, your questions as open enrollment begins.

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Confusion, High Costs Confront Latest Obamacare Enrollment Push

Monday, November 02, 2015

Millions of uninsured Americans are eligible for Obamacare coverage. Why haven't they signed up, and what are federal and local health advocates hoping to do about it?

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New Yorkers Least Likely to Enroll as Organ Donors

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Every 18 hours, a New Yorker dies because of the organ shortage.


New Rule to Increase Home Health Aides' Wages — Unless It Doesn't

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wage reform should expand crucial overtime pay, but home health care agencies say the "unfunded mandate" will force them to alter workforce patterns to limit a jump their payrolls.

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Five Open Questions about the Deal on the MTA Capital Plan

Monday, October 12, 2015

After months of haggling, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio say they're on the same page — but there still are a lot of blanks to be filled in.

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Faster DNA Testing Now Happening at City Medical Examiner's Office

Monday, October 05, 2015

An assessment finds that the time to complete tests in homicide and sexual assault cases dropped dramatically this year, but other scores continue to lag.


Market-leading Insurer Succumbs to Red Ink

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Health Republic — a consumer-driven CO-OP — will stop selling coverage at the end of the year, forcing its Obamacare customers to seek other health plans for 2016.


A Warm Welcome For Pope Francis In Manhattan

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis is in New York today, where he'll visit the World Trade Center, address the U.N. and lead a Mass at Madison Square Garden. He received a lively welcome at St. Patrick's Cathedral.


More Hospital Workers Getting Flu Vaccine, But Some Lag Behind

Friday, September 18, 2015

Nationwide, nine out of 10 hospital workers get flu shots. But for several local hospitals, the numbers are far lower.


Bicycles, Breathing and Bridges: A Toxic Trio?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

One of the first volunteers for WNYC's 'Bicycle Brigade' monitors the air by wearing an elaborate outfit during her daily commute.

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Do City Dogs Dream Of Chasing Country Sheep?

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Many people spend summertime in the great outdoors, enjoying simpler living. Reporter Fred Mogul took his city dog to a farm in Pennsylvania to see if she might enjoy exploring her shepherding roots.


Pregnancy-related Deaths Decline Sharply in NYC, but Black-White Gap Widens

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New York City mothers used to die twice as often as their counterparts around the U.S. in the year before and after childbirth. Things are much better now, but disparities persist.


Physicians Pay Respects to Oliver Sacks’s Medical Contributions

Monday, August 31, 2015

Oliver Sacks is known as a poet, philosopher and interpreter of neurology. Peers say his contribution to science is more subtle, but still distinguished.


Grumbles vs. Praise: Grading the City's Response to Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 14, 2015

What'd they know, when'd they know it, and should they have told us sooner?


Outbreak Pushes Water Treatment Crews Into Overdrive

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An emergency order to clean and decontaminate all cooling towers in response to Legionnaires' in New York City has building owners and their service providers scrambling.


State, Federal Investigators Help NYC Battle Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teams from the New York State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control will begin testing cooling towers in the Bronx this weekend.