Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

New York City Doctors Keeping an Eye Out for Zika Virus

Monday, January 25, 2016

The mosquito-borne illness has passed through the metro area, with travelers from the tropics. Now, local health officials are watching to see if it gets established locally.


Medical Students Learn More Than Anatomy From Donated Bodies

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Despite advances in computer simulation, medical schools still widely use cadavers. And one group of students discovers there’s much to learn from the dead beyond anatomy.

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

Friday, January 01, 2016

Starting Jan. 1, midsize companies must offer health insurance to their workers or risk a penalty. A firm that has already faced that problem is helping low-paid employees enroll in Medicaid, instead.


Judge Halts New York City's Flu Vaccine Mandate for Young Children

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Bloomberg-era requirement doesn't pass legal muster, according to the ruling.


With Renewed 9/11 Health Funding in Sight, a Cranky Victory

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Despite bipartisan support, the renewal languished for months. Ahead of the vote Friday, advocates rip political brinkmanship.


New Jersey Obamacare Enrollments Lagging Behind 2014

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the last day to enroll for Jan. 1 coverage, the Garden State has a lot of catch-up to do.

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One Cop's Case for Renewing Sept. 11 Health Funds

Monday, December 14, 2015

The federal program that helps patients still suffering from the 2001 terrorist attacks has been in political play all fall, although there is momentum for a vote this week. 

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Emblem Health to Drop 750 Doctors from Network

Monday, November 30, 2015

The move by one of New York's largest insurers accelerates the shift away from traditional small medical practices to large, multi-specialty physician groups.

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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

Recording and mixing music are Vernon Thomas' passions, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records isn't his day job.

He's an HIV outreach worker for a county health department outside Newark, N.J. He took what was to be a full-time job in May because the gig came with ...


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.