Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Mayor: Not All First Responders to Get Settlement from City

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg today confirmed the city is talking to plaintiffs attorneys. They’re seeking claims for more than 9-thousand people who say they were injured during rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts after the World Trade Center attacks.

REPORTER: Bloomberg said looking for a settlement is natural in ...


City Schools Exclude Fewer Unvaccinated Students

Sunday, October 14, 2007

City education officials say they're gradually whittling down the number of students excluded from schools because they haven't had their immunizations. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

Almost all parents manage to comply with state law and get their kids vaccinated, but there are always some who don't. ...


City, Port Authority Weigh in on 9/11 Lawsuits

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The city and the Port Authority say they should be immune from lawsuits related to thousands of post-9/11 health claims. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

In federal appeals court yesterday, attorneys for the city and Port Authority asked a panel of judges to dismiss more than ...


Spitzer on Chemo for Immigrants

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

If the federal government won't pay, New York state will. That's the word from Governor Spitzer who says the state will pay for illegal immigrants' chemotherapy. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Many hospitals treat illegal immigrants for a variety of ailments. Through “emergency Medicaid,” some ...


Governor Defends Illegal Immigrant’s Right to Health Care

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Governor Spitzer says the Bush administration was wrong to overrule a state policy that used federal emergency Medicaid funds to pay for chemotherapy for illegal immigrants. They are only eligible for Medicaid on an emergency basis.

REPORTER: The Bush administration says that excludes cancer treatment, but ...


State Hires Controversial Company

Friday, September 21, 2007

A company recently hired by New York state is under fire from the Connecticut Attorney General’s office. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Earlier this year, New York awarded Virginia-based Maximus, Incorporated, a 5 year contract to detect Medicaid fraud. This week, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ...


Clinton's Healthcare Plan Leans On Former Foes

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Almost 15 years after trying and failing to overhaul federal healthcare policy, Hillary Clinton has released a plan she says will provide coverage to nearly 50 million uninsured Americans -- while preserving quality and keeping down costs. The proposal relies heavily on existing insurance companies ...


Clinton Delivers Major Policy Speech in Iowa

Monday, September 17, 2007

Senator Clinton is in Iowa today, where she is expected to release the official health care policy for her campaign. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Clinton has been campaigning since January, and health care reform is a key part of her standard stump speech, like ...


Hillary Clinton Tries to Win-Over Skeptics

Friday, September 07, 2007

Hillary Clinton is trying to replicate nationwide what she’s done in two New York senate elections: win-over enough skeptics to tip the scales in her favor. Like any candidate, she knows there are just some voters you’re never going to persuade -- voters like Ray ...


9/11 Workers Suffered From PTSD

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The widest study to date suggests one in eight rescue and recovery workers still suffered psychological distress years after September 11th. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more. Earlier reports looked at specific groups, such as firefighters. The study published in the latest issue of the American ...


New Law to Help Schools Crack the Nut

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nurses in city schools had more than 5,000 visits last year from students with mild or severe reactions to food. Recently, Governor Spitzer signed a bill that takes hopes to improve how schools identify, accommodate and treat children with food allergies. WNYC's Fred Mogul has ...


MTA Update

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul on the status of the transit system.


Cinematic Dentistry -- That's Entertainment!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Video monitors have been steadily spreading to more and more corners of modern life: to treadmills at the gym, seat-backs in airplanes, and back-seats in cars. Washington Heights resident Leah Gelpe recently found they've spread to another seat, too. (Produced by Fred Mogul and Paul ...


Lawmakers Try to Curb Infections in Hospitals

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping a new healthcare regulation will reduce the number of infections patients contract in hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The American hospital setting accounts for an estimated 1.7 million infections and almost 100,000 deaths each year. Today, Governor Corzine signed ...


Legislation to Cut Down Number of Hospital Infections

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping a new healthcare regulation will reduce the number of infections patients contract in hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more. REPORTER: In American hospitals alone, healthcare settings account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and almost 100-thousand deaths each year.

REPORTER: Today, ...


The Hillary Generation and Its Discontents

Friday, July 27, 2007

Senator Clinton is currently leading her rivals for Democratic presidential nomination. And her margin is even wider among women than men. Many voters, of course, remain undecided. . . .And among those are a group of women Clinton has always had trouble reaching. WNYC’s Fred ...


9/11 Health Programs Don't Meet Needs

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Programs for 9/11 workers are not meeting the demand for screening and treatment, according to a new report by the federal Government Accountability Office. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The GAO says screening examinations and other specialty diagnostic procedures were temporarily halted last year and ...


Skepticism Surrounds Steam Blast Cleanup

Friday, July 20, 2007

Cleanup workers around Grand Central are taking extra precautions after debris samples from Wednesday's steam pipe explosion showed the presence of asbestos. So far, air samples show no signs of the carcinogen.

But not everyone believes that. Joining us now to discuss that skepticism and the ...


Religious Visa Program Riddled with Fraud

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Department of Homeland Security says a religious workers visa program is riddled with fraud and officials want to impose stricter rules. Hindus and other religious groups are worried this means the US won’t let in enough people to work in their temples and other ...


Manny's Law, Designed to Help Uninsured, Gets Update

Friday, June 29, 2007

New York's Health Department says hospitals need to work harder to provide financial aid to uninsured patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Last year, Albany passed “Manny’s Law,” named after an uninsured Nassau County man who died after being turned away by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and ...