Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

New York Releases First Obamacare Exchange Figures

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


For weeks, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo had only released piecemeal figures on how many New Yorkers have been using the New York State of Health to apply for health coverage, but for the first time it's clear how many have actually enrolled with insurance plans–-the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.


City Wants Health Department to Assume New Role with Mentally Ill

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A proposed New York City Health Department initiative would target people suffering a "first episode" of schizophrenia—and give the city a more active role in treating many mentally ill New Yorkers.


Report: Nursing Home Shift Needs More Oversight

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A new report raises questions about managed care companies using poor performing nursing homes in their networks.


Water Now Flowing in Last Manhattan Stretch of Historic Water Tunnel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Third Tunnel has been under construction since 1970 — and the Manhattan stretch is finally complete.


Health Survey Aims to Take Pulse of NYC

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Between now and the end of the year, the city is conducting one of the nation's most extensive surveys of urban health.


Another Ruling against SUNY on Long Island College Hospital, Another Appeal

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A judge has again ordered the state not to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

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Survey Suggests Lonegan Chipping Away at Booker's Lead

Monday, October 14, 2013


With two days before New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate, a new survey says Tea Party-connected Steve Lonegan has narrowed Cory Booker's lead to 10 percentage points. 


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Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress in New York, Slow Going in New Jersey

Monday, October 14, 2013

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.

About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted not to develop their own exchange, and the federal system,, has been consistently overwhelmed since October 1st, with relatively few people able to log in, create accounts, examine different insurance plans and enroll in a plan.


Some Progress in NY Health Exchange, But Slow Going in NJ

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey.

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LI Hospital Closed Since Sandy May Open Urgent Care Center

Friday, October 11, 2013

New York state is giving one Long Island hospital millions of dollars to help partially open another that has been shut since Sandy, almost a year ago.


Health Insurance Exchange Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Three residents who shared their thoughts on healthcare decisions last week update us on their experiences trying to sign up for health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.

  • Pilar, contract associate producer at CBS Religion (and former BL Show intern);
  • Karen, mother, wife, student from Westfield, NJ; and
  • Bob, consultant, husband, and father from Montclair, NJ.

Plus WNYC Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, Fred Mogul, discusses how the exchanges are going and why some area hospitals are opting out.

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Bloomberg Pushed New Yorkers on Health, and Often They Pushed Back

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”

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30 Issues: Neighborhood Hospitals

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

The closing of hospitals throughout New York City has been a contentious issue in the mayor's race so far, and will be a challenge for whoever the next mayor is. Fred Mogul, Healthcare and Medicine Reporter at WNYC and The New York Times's Anemona Hartocollis discuss the Lhota and de Blasio positions and the future of health care in New York City.

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Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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Affordable Care Act Glitches: Are the Exchanges Open?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

In New York and New Jersey, those hoping to log on and learn about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act may be finding that to be a challenge.

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New York's Online Healthcare Marketplace Goes Live

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


The online marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act are now up and running. The exchanges went live this morning at 8AM.


A Look at Obamacare Around the Country

Monday, September 30, 2013

What are local governments doing to get the word out about the new healthcare law? How are states are utilizing navigators? Gina Jordan is a reporter from WLRN in Miami. Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter for OPB in Portland. Fred Mogul is a reporter for WNYC in New York City. Together they fill us in on the ways different parts of the country are preparing for the new healthcare law.

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New York Consumers Glimpse Obamacare Future Ahead

Friday, September 27, 2013

The health insurance exchanges at the core of the Affordable Care Act debut Tuesday, and some New Yorkers are eager to see what their options are in the online marketplace—while others see a potential expense they are eager to avoid.

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Judge Rejects LICH Closure

Friday, September 13, 2013

A state judge in Brooklyn has rejected the closure of Long Island College Hospital. Justice Johnny Baynes said the state health department's decision to allow the Cobble Hill facility, known as LICH, to close is invalid. He also called state health regulations "unconstitutionally vague" when it comes to authorizing hospital shutdowns.

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NY, NJ Obamacare Exchanges in Home Stretch

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched New York State of Health, a marketplace where the uninsured will be able to buy coverage from private insurance companies. Consumers can shop online, through phone operators or with live people who will be fanning out to various gathering spots around the state.

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