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Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

NY to Receive $8 Billion in Federal Healthcare Funds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

After a year and a half of lobbying and public pleading, New York is set to receive $8 billion in federal healthcare funding over the next five years to bolster struggling hospitals and help improve medical services across the state.

The specifics of the agreement between Albany and Washington are ...

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Snowy Sidewalks Send Sprains (and More) to Emergency Rooms

Thursday, February 13, 2014

When the snow falls on city sidewalks, so do people — and at least some of them end up in the ER.

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NJ Obamacare Enrollment Lower Than Expected

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About 55,000 New Jersey residents have signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange, and about one in four of them are in the much-sought-after 18-to-34-year-old age category, according to newly released figures from the federal Health and Human Services Department.

Experts in the Garden State say the ...

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Aid for Brooklyn Hospitals May Come from Washington: Will it Be Enough?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

With two Brooklyn hospitals teetering on the brink of insolvency, Gov. Cuomo used his budget address this week to reiterate a plea for $10 billion in federal aid. But will it be enough to fix New York's hospital infrastructure?

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CEO of Chicago Public Hospitals to Take the Helm of HHC

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A former Lutheran Hospital surgeon and Staten Island resident is moving back to New York to lead the country’s largest public hospital system.

Dr. Ram Raju spent two years at the helm of Cooks County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago. It is the third largest public hospital network in ...

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Insurance Exchange Consumers Spending More Now, Saving Later

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Experts say the Affordable Care Act health exchanges so far appear to be attracting the people they were set up to serve — those with too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough money to buy insurance.

Newly released figures show roughly two-thirds of people using the exchange qualify for federal subsidies.

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Legislators Probe Rollout of New York State Health Exchange

Monday, January 13, 2014

State senators on Monday grilled the state official in charge of the New York state health exchange – and they got an earful from consumers, doctors, insurers, brokers and advocates. 

Several members of the Senate Health Committee relayed complaints from their constituents on everything from lack of Spanish translation to ...

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Where's My Health Insurance Card?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Last weekend, Rob Cuillo had a severe stomach bug, and began thinking it might be time for a trip to the emergency room near his home in Ronkonkoma.

“I was sick as a dog, puking my brains out,” he said. “I was so dehydrated, I was thinking if this goes ...

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Expanding Medicaid, But Limited Care Options

Friday, January 03, 2014

As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.

Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below. 

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Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors Get Ready for Newly Insured

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year's Day marks the first day healthcare coverage takes effect under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals, clinics and doctors say they are expecting to see a gradual uptick of new patients, rather than a flood, in the days ahead. 

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A Festival of Speeches and Selfies—Oh, and a Lot of Legislation

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There were 26 bills—a record, according to Council Speaker Christine Quinn–but most were foregone conclusions.

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Anti-Tobacco Experts Spar Over E-Cigarettes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Everyone who works in public health opposes smoking — but that doesn't mean they all agree about 'vaping.'

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Insured

Monday, December 16, 2013

Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.

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New Data Shows Hospital Charges All Over the Map

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York State has pulled back the curtain on hospital expenses. A new database shows what each hospital across the state charges for 1,400 different procedures, and what the “real costs” are at each place.

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On Health, De Blasio Signals Continuity With Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Dr. Mary T. Basset is the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rose Pierre-Louis will lead the Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

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De Blasio's New Right-Hand Man Helped Lead Efforts to Fund NYU Recovery After Sandy

Friday, December 06, 2013

Anthony Shorris, the man appointed by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to oversee the administration's day-to-day operations, at different times has managed large-scale hospital repairs following Sandy, the World Trade Center redevelopment at Ground Zero, and one of the city’s biggest public housing initiatives in decades.

 

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New York Health Exchange Gears Up for December Rush

Thursday, December 05, 2013

In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.

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City May Ban E-Cigarettes from Bars, Restaurants and Parks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A new bill being that will be introduced next week in the New York City Council could take some of the oxygen out of the fast-growing market for tobacco-free e-cigarettes.

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Two Months Later, Health Insurance Seekers Find Frustration

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In New York, 76,177 have signed up for health plans on the state marketplace as of Monday. About 54 percent of those have been eligible for private insurance, and about 46 percent have applied for Medicaid.

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Despite Obama Promise, Cuomo Preserves Health Insurance Status Quo

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

If you like your health plan, you can keep it.

Last week, President Obama restored that pledge, after he was forced to admit the Affordable Care Act had in fact caused many people to lose insurance coverage deemed insufficient under the sweeping federal health law.

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