Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

What Will LICH Look Like?

Monday, June 16, 2014


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


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


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."


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.


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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Hunker Down or Head Out? Infant Parents' Dilemma in Measles Zone

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for the outbreak to clear, some parents are getting mixed signals about risk of exposure and what to do about it.


Can Potential New LICH Owner Run a Big Brooklyn Hospital?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Local residents and LICH staff demanded a full-service hospital. They got one — for the time being. The preliminary bid-winner still has to negotiate with the state to reach a deal.


A New Lease on Life for Long Island College Hospital

Thursday, April 03, 2014


A $250 million deal from Brooklyn Health Partners would preserve LICH as a full-service hospital with up to 400 inpatient beds.

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New Health Commissioner's Tale of Two Beverages

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.


Brooklynites Upbeat But Wary of Hospital Bidders

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nine bidders are competing to take over Long Island College Hospital, which the State University of New York has been trying to sell for the last year.

Local residents of the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods gathered Tuesday night to learn about the proposals and voice concerns ...

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FEMA Money to Turn Up the Heat in Sandy-Damaged Public Housing

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A long-awaited federal funds will replace broken-down, temporary boilers and reimburse the city for the cost of maintaining them.


De Blasio Softens Rhetoric on Charters

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.

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Despite National Decline, in NYC Tuberculosis Ticks Upward

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Not an epidemic — but the trend is troubling.


Should City Hospitals' Dialysis Be Privatized?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Outgoing hospitals' chief says there may be no choice.


A New Kind of Hospital Emerges in the Bronx

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Health leaders say "freestanding" emergency rooms could be the wave of the future for many hospitals – especially ones on the brink of closure.

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There's a Skin Infection New Yorkers are Catching From Fish

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Thirty people who have handled fish from Chinatown markets in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan have contracted skin lesions, and health officials are warning New Yorkers handling raw fish to wear waterproof gloves to combat infection with a rare bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum, or M. marinum.

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