Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Cigna Changes How Patients Select Doctors

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One of the nation’s largest health insurers has agreed to change how it helps patients select a doctor. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Health insurers increasingly have been grading doctors. If you’re trying to choose which physician to see, and you open up the directory provided ...


Hillary Clinton's Birthday Bash

Friday, October 26, 2007

Comedian and perennial Oscars host Billy Crystal emceed a Hillary Clinton 60th Birthday Bash at the Beacon Theater last night. With rock stars on the stage and movie stars in the audience, the event raised an estimated $1.5 million. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: : Last ...


Further Crackdowns on Calorie Displays

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The city is hoping to revive its “calorie crackdown” – a law requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional information on menus and menu-boards. A federal judge last month threw out the regulation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department has revised the rule and will ...


DOH Tries Again with Calorie Postings

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The health department is trying once again to get fast food chains to post calories on their menu boards.

REPORTER: The city's original effort was struck down by a judge last summer, but Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden says the regulation has been rewritten, and is ...


NYPD: Police Corruption Report Sees Spike in 2006

Monday, October 22, 2007

An report by the NYPD Internal Affairs Unit says wrong-doing by police has increased. The report is for the year 2006, and says arrests of officers increased from 91 to 114, or about 25 percent.

REPORTER: NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that over the last ...


Medical Examiner Says Death Wasn’t 9/11-Related

Friday, October 19, 2007

The city medical examiner has ruled that the death of a retired police detective was not caused by exposure to toxic dust while working at ground zero. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Hirsch rejected a New Jersey medical examiner's ruling that ...


Medical Examiner: World Trade Center Dust Not to Blame for Detective's Death

Friday, October 19, 2007

Medical Examiner Doctor Charles Hirsch says, “with certainty beyond doubt,” that the foreign material found in the lungs of 34-year-old NYPD Detective James Zadroga did not come from his extensive time at Ground Zero. WNYC’s Fred Mogul tells All Things Considered host Amy Eddings why ...


Port Authority To Move Forward With Tunnel Plan

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today, the Port Authority looks at a major program it abandoned 2 years ago – a multi-billion dollar freight rail tunnel under New York harbor. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

It’s not often that cities and states turn their backs on large grants from the federal ...


New Development in 9/11 Settlement

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The city is negotiating with lawyers representing more than 9,000 people who say they were injured in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Lawyers for emergency responders, construction workers and others recently sent out a ...


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 ...